1525–1594
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Cir­ca 1525, prob­ab­ly in Pa­les­tri­na, It­a­ly (near Rome).

Feb­ru­a­ry 2, 1594, Rome, Italy.

St. Pe­ter’s Ba­si­li­ca, Va­ti­can Ci­ty.

Palestrina ranks among the great cho­ral mu­sic com­po­sers. He be­came mas­ter of the Ca­pel­la Giu­lia in Rome in 1551. He wrote mass­es, cho­rales, ma­dri­gals, and oth­er works.

  1. Gloria Pa­tri
  2. Victory