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Sistine Chapel Choir - Palestrina / ArtsHub review

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The second recording to come from Deutsche Grammophon's association with the oldest choral institution in the world presents one of the great late-Renaissance jewels from the Vatican's treasury, Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.  This masterpiece dedicated to Pope Marcellus II who only reined for three weeks in 1555 was composed to honour one of the resolutions of the Council of Trent that the late pope held dear, that the text of polyphonic music be more understandable.  Undertaken in February and April last year the recording takes place once again within the warmly resonant acoustic of the Sistine Chapel.

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