You Learn Something New Every Day (Hopefully)

Here is another song written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, titled Missa Papae Marcelli, or Pope Marcellus Mass. It is a “mass sine nomine” or mass without a name. It is his best-known mass, and is regarded as an archetypal example of the complex polyphony done by Palestrina. It was sung at the Papal Coronation Masses (the last being the coronation of Paul VI in 1963).

It is also posted on the Renaissance Music Page at https://johnsthewritestuff.com/music-from-the-renaissance/ (along with the other renaissance songs, of course!)

It is a very calming piece of music. And let’s face it, couldn’t we all use that right about now?

Also, the list of 101 Bach Chorales continues to grow. Here is number 66: “Jesus, Priceless Treasure“:

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