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Sixteen: Allegri Miserere

Song NameComposer
CrucifixusLotti
Stabat mater DolorosaGiovanni Palestrina
Miserere MeiAllegri
Missa Papae MarcelliGiovanni Palestrina
- KyrieGiovanni Palestrina
- GloriaGiovanni Palestrina
CredoGiovanni Palestrina
- Sanctus and BenedictusGiovanni Palestrina
- Agnus Dei IGiovanni Palestrina
- Agnus Dei IIGiovanni Palestrina

Directed by Harry Christophers

The haunting tones of Allegri's Miserere are uniquely and instantly recognizable even to those who know little sacred music. It was only ever sung in the Sistine Chapel, where Allegri himself was a chorister. Palestrina had sung there before Allegri was born and his best-known work is Miss Papae Marcelli. Like his Stabat Mater it combines exquisite poise with a translucent setting of words. Chromaticism and blossoming cadences are employed to heart-rending effect in Lotti's eight-part Crucifixus in a unique blend of 16th and 18th century musical styles.

6973C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart| Early Music  | Mixed | England | Early Music CDs
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