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Pope Marcellus Mass

1567

Why is it canonical?

Palestrina was the leading Italian composer of religious music of the 16th century. Legend states that his Pope Marcellus Mass settled a dispute within the Catholic Church that polyphonic music obscured the message of the words, and should be banned. Allegedly, this great work by Palestrina settled that in favor of polyphony.

Creators

Palestrina

Locations

Italy

Languages

Latin

Media

Music Choral

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