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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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(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)
Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1526?–94, Italian composer.
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