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Palestrina: Lamentations - Westminster Cathedral Choir (choir, chorus)
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  1. Lamentationum Hieremiae Prophetae, for 5 & 6 voices ("Lamentations, Book 3")
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is a huge fish in the sea of classical music, but his music is far from easy to get to know. For centuries after his death, Palestrina's work was cited as representing the very culmination of the art of sacred counterpoint, and he was never forgotten as his contemporaries, such as Monteverdi, certainly were. Knowing that, a listener might come to Palestrina with the idea that "this guy is really going to lift me up into the clouds," only to find him strangely earthbound and plain-sounding. ...

Palestrina: Lamentations 2007, Hyperion

UPC: 034571176109