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Sacred music in
seventeenth century Rome -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... performances of celestial beauty ...'

Viva Italia - Sacred Music in 17th Century Rome. © 2016 MSR Classics

It is inconceivable to imagine music in Renaissance Rome without being drawn to the work of the Sistine Chapel. The Papal choir was admired all over Europe for its expertise and performance capabilities with regard to Gregorian Chant and polyphonic choral music. But the decades preceding the turn of the seventeenth century brought many exciting and creative changes in composition and performance, developments that were to usher what we now call the Baroque period...

Copyright © 19 September 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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VIVA ITALIA - SACRED MUSIC IN 17TH CENTURY ROME

TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA

GIACOMO CARISSIMI

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ROME

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

ITALY

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