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Missa Papae Marcelli


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Mass for 6 vv. by Palestrina comp. c.1561. The Pope Marcellus II, who resigned after only a few weeks, showed a desire to promote a reform in church mus. and this Mass is traditionally assoc. with the circumstance. But the romantic legend that has grown around the occurrence has no historical basis.

Subjects: Music.


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