Palestrina from Denmark

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Program: #03-05   Air Date: Feb 03, 2003

Palestrina's death on Candlemas (February 2) has always made the month of February a good one to celebrate the great composer; this week, the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir takes us on a musical tour of this Renaissance titan.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Boyd Holmes.

NOTE: The music on this program is from a recording by the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir directed by Ebbe Munk. It features music by GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (c. 1525--February 2, 1594).

This recording is on the danica label and is number DCD-8163. For information on this label, you may contact their web site:

This program is made possible in part with support from the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

  • Missa Papae Marcelli
  • Seven Motets for the Festivals of the Church Year


  • Canite Tuba in Sion
  • Ave Maria


  • Hodie Christus natus est


  • Sicut cervus
  • Sitivit anima mea


  • Haec dies quam fecit Dominus


  • Dum complerentur dies pentecostes


  • Assumpta est Maria

Composer Info

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (c. 1525--February 2, 1594),

CD Info


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