"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.

I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get the most joy in life out of music."

~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Gloria (Palestrina)

Some say Giovanni Palestrina rescued music from the church (and for the church) when the Council of Trent (1545-1563) objected to newer musical trends in which you could not even understand the words being sung. Palestrina was definitely a major influence on church choral music in his day.

"Gloria" is from the Missa Papae Marcelli, or Pope Marcellus Mass. For those interested in way more info that I can knowledgeably provide, check out Classical Notes.


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