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Missa Papae Marcelli
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Ordinary of the Mass

Recordings
'Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli & Missa brevis' (CDA66266)
Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli & Missa brevis
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'Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli' (CDGIM041)
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
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'Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis' (CDGIM339)
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
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'Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli' (GIMBD641)
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli
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'Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis' (GIMSE401)
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli; Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis
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'Palestrina: The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina' (CDGIM204)
Palestrina: The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina
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'The Tallis Scholars Live in Rome' (CDGIM994)
The Tallis Scholars Live in Rome
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'Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 3' (GIMBX303)
Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 3
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Details
Movement 1: Kyrie
Movement 2: Gloria
Movement 3: Credo
Movement 4: Sanctus and Benedictus
Movement 4a: Sanctus
Movement 4b: Benedictus
Movement 5: Agnus Dei
Movement 5: Agnus Dei I & II
Movement 5a: Agnus Dei I
Movement 5b: Agnus Dei II

Missa Papae Marcelli
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The story of the Missa Papae Marcelli is difficult to fix down in fact. The myth holds that the cardinals attending the Council of Trent were about to decide that singing polyphony in church services was unacceptable, for reasons ranging from the inaudibility of the texts to the complaint that polyphony was too sensuous and too intellectualized (quite a complaint!). There was a move to reinstate plainchant as the only permissible church music. One of the leading figures in the debate was the man who became Pope Marcellus II in 1555 and it is probable, given the title of the eventual composition, that Marcellus asked Palestrina to write a piece which would show the world that part-music could be both concise and musically valuable. Certainly in two of its movements – the Gloria and Credo – the Missa Papae Marcelli has a precision of word-setting which was innovative, though the other three movements are much more elaborate and the second Agnus Dei possibly the most mathematically complex movement Palestrina ever wrote. The evidence is rather confused, then, though it is surely significant that the syllabic style of the Gloria and Credo was recognized at the time as being novel: when the Mass came to be published in 1567 it was prefaced with the words ‘novo modorum genere’ (broadly speaking ‘a new form of expression’).

from notes by Peter Phillips ę 2007

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Details for CDA66266 track 6
Movement 5a: Agnus Dei I
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ISRC
GB-AJY-88-26606
Duration
4'59
Recording date
6 May 1987
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
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  1. Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli & Missa brevis (CDA66266)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 1988
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