Palestrina, Lobo and Gesualdo by Cappella Gabrieli

Palestrina’s (1525 - 1594) Missa pro defunctis first appeared in print in his Missarum libre primus in 1554, when Palestrina was about 30 years old. He probably wrote the mass several years earlier, making it one of the master’s early works. Palestrina only set a few parts of the requiem text, as we know it, to polyphony. Was this poetic license? Not really: the text for a mass of the dead was...

Palestrina, Lobo and Gesualdo by Cappella Gabrieli

Palestrina’s (1525 - 1594) Missa pro defunctis first appeared in print in his Missarum libre primus in 1554, when Palestrina was about 30 years old. He probably wrote the mass several years earlier, making it one of the master’s early works. Palestrina only set a few parts of the requiem text, as we know it, to polyphony. Was this poetic license? Not really: the text for a mass of the dead was...

Lijden verklankt: muziek van Palestrina, Lobo en Gesualdo door Cappella Gabrieli

Palestrina’s Missa pro Defunctis verschijnt voor het eerst in druk in zijn Missarum libere primus in 1554. Palestrina is dan ongeveer 30 jaar. De mis is waarschijnlijk enige jaren daarvóór geschreven en is dus een vroeg werk van de meester. Van de requiemtekst zoals wij die nu kennen heeft Palestrina slechts enkele delen meerstemmig gezet. Dichterlijke vrijheid? Niet echt: de tekst voor een...

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