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The text for Palestrina's 29 motets collected here was The Song of Songs (also known as The Song of Solomon). These songs were written in a period of religious tumult and Counter-Reformation and evoke the love of Christ in devotional music of chamber-like refinement and joy.  The Munich Palestrina Ensemble was formed in 1994 comprised mainly of students from Munich Universities, and specializes in sacred music of the 16th and 17th centuries with a special interest in Gregorian chant.

Featured Release:

PALESTRINA, G.P. da: Cantica Salomonis (Canticum Canticorum)
(Palestrina Ensemble Munich, V. Schubert)

More Palestrina:

PALESTRINA: Missa de Beata Virgine
PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli
PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli / ALLEGRI: Miserere
PALESTRINA: Missa Sine Nomine / Missa L'Homme Arme / Motets

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