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Pa·le·stri·na

 (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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Palestrina

(ˌpælɛˈstriːnə)
n
(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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Pa•le•stri•na

(ˌpæl əˈstri nə)

n.
Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1526?–94, Italian composer.
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The domed building and the semicircular arcade clearly resemble the Temple of Venus at Stowe and the seven-arched stone structure Praeneste at Rousham, which were both designed by Kent.
Palestrina is the greatest liturgical composer of all time and was born at Palestrina (ancient Praeneste) in 1514 or 1515, according to Baini, Riemann, and others, and according to Haberl, in 1526, and died in Rome, 2 February 1594.
He asks the reader to imagine Pope Julius II sitting with his back to the depictions of Canon and Civic Law and looking out the window beneath the Parnassus to his villa, influenced as it was by the ancient ruins of Praeneste with its temple of Lortuna Primigenia, an oracular site.