For the initiated and the novice alike, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Brevis is something otherworldly. A prolific composer known as the “prince and father of music,” this program also features several of his (more than 300!) motets that are renowned for their serene beauty and clarity of line. Palestrina’s monumental sound is just as dynamic—towering, yet deeply intimate—as it is grounding, toiling along the edges of a most sublime musical canyon.
- Palestrina, Missa Brevis
- Palestrina, Surge amica mea
- Palestrina, Diffusa est gratis
- Palestrina, Accepit Jesus calicem
- Palestrina, Agnus Dei (Missa Benedicta es)
- Tavener, Exhortation
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