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 (păl′ĭ-strē′nə, pä′lĕ-strē′nä), Giovanni Pierluigi da 1526?-1594.
Italian composer noted for his sacred choral music, which typifies late Renaissance polyphony.
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(Biography) Giovanni Pierluigi da (dʒoˈvanni pierˈluiːdʒi da). ?1525–94, Italian composer and master of counterpoint. His works, nearly all for unaccompanied choir and religious in nature, include the Missa Papae Marcelli (1555)
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(ˌpæl əˈstri nə)

Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1526?–94, Italian composer.
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"He was a shepherd-boy attached to the farm of the Count of San-Felice, situated between Palestrina and the lake of Gabri; he was born at Pampinara, and entered the count's service when he was five years old; his father was also a shepherd, who owned a small flock, and lived by the wool and the milk, which he sold at Rome.
"A girl of six or seven -- that is, a little younger than Vampa -- tended sheep on a farm near Palestrina; she was an orphan, born at Valmontone and was named Teresa.
Many young men of Palestrina, Frascati, and Pampinara had disappeared.
Luigi pushed the stone behind her, for on the crest of a small adjacent hill which cut off the view toward Palestrina, he saw a traveller on horseback, stopping a moment, as if uncertain of his road, and thus presenting against the blue sky that perfect outline which is peculiar to distant objects in southern climes.
Hence Raphael, Michael Angelo, Jean Goujon, Palestrina, those splendors of the dazzling sixteenth century.
For this project, the ensemble's artistic director, Vojtech Semerad, compiled a program which features Palestrina's streamlined polyphonic-homophonic technique, the rich intellectual work of Josquin Desprez, and the motets of Burgundian authors who, in relation to Josquin, comprise the ideal source of inspiration for this Palestrinaesque synthesis.
IRISH actor Colin Farrell leads a Late Late Show line-up including Bryan Dobson and Brendan Grace, with music from the Palestrina Choir.
Opening with Sweelinck's Hodie Christus Natus Est, the programme is based around the theme of The Little Child and includes 20th and 21st-century carol settings by Howells, Richard Rodney Bennett, Leighton, Joseph Phibbs, Walton, Warlock and Cecilia McDowall set alongside traditional carols and motets from the renaissance by Kirbye, Byrd, Palestrina, De Wert and Sheppard.
The US administration continues its policies and decisions aiming at practicing further pressure and extortion of the Palestinian people, making use of the shortage such hospitals suffer from due to the Israeli occupation's policy against the Palestrina institutions in the occupied city of Jerusalem, it added.
Although Bruckner continued the tradition of the symphonic Mass, as developed by Haydn and continued by many composers through the 18th and 19th centuries, his style particularly reflects the polyphony and graceful melodic lines of Palestrina, to which he added ever-expanding Romantic harmonic language.
Kyrie, from Missa: O sacrum convivium by Giovanni Palestrina, arranged for brass quintet by Michael Brown.
Immediately, the Madz was afforded a thunderous applause in the opening rendition of the 'Compulsory Program,' consisting of Palestrina's 'Tue es Petrus;' Bruckner's 'Locus iste,' and Sonia Magris Sirsen's 'Domine exaudi orationem meam.'