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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.


(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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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.
None of the lads of Pampinara, Palestrina, or Valmontone had been able to gain any influence over him or even to become his companion.
Many young men of Palestrina, Frascati, and Pampinara had disappeared.
The traveller, who was going from Palestrina to Tivoli, had mistaken his way; the young man directed him; but as at a distance of a quarter of a mile the road again divided into three ways, and on reaching these the traveller might again stray from his route, he begged Luigi to be his guide.
Hence Raphael, Michael Angelo, Jean Goujon, Palestrina, those splendors of the dazzling sixteenth century.
Disenada como un pretexto para interactuar y no como una exposicion para admirar, la propuesta introduce al visitante en un extrano y relajado ambiente rodeado de imagenes y sonidos que remiten al Renacimiento, con musica de Josquin Des Pres, Palestrina y Orlando di Lasso.
The programme features works by Palestrina, Scarlatti, Rossini and Monteverdi, performed by the Cantorelli vocal quartet.
A chapter of "Essential Listening" lists Wikipedia pages and YouTube videos for famous works ranging from Palestrina to John Adams, and while some of the links are unfortunately out of date, the attempt to make classical music as comprehensible and user-friendly as possible merits applause.
Mary Major and the Cathedral of Chartres and his reference to the music of Bach, Brahms, Palestrina, and Schubert--all unfolding a Marian spirituality--is stunning.
The song was written by Brian Flanagan and Sile provides the lead vocals along with the Palestrina Choir & The Pro-Cathedral Girls Choir.
The evening begins with Nunc Dimittis by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, followed by madrigals in the form of Alessandro Scarlatti's "O Morte" and Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi's "Gloria d'Amore.
Scholars of literature in English redress that imbalance with essays on such matters as parabolic plots in his Lamb, musical style and identity in "My Dear Palestrina," violence and the traumatized subject in his screenplays of Cal (1983) and Lamb (1985), character and construction in his "troubles" stories The Great Profundo and Walking the Dog, his Grace Notes as a peace process novel, his fictional geographies, and the non-Irish in his fiction.