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