“Miserere” by Gregorio Allegri

Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 17 February 1652) was an Italian composer of the Roman School … ; he was also a priest and a singer. He lived mainly in Rome, where he would later die.

“By far the most celebrated composition of Gregorio Allegri is the Miserere mei, Deus, a setting of Vulgate Psalm 50 (= Psalm 51). It is written for two choirs, the one of five and the other of four voices. …

The Miserere has for many years been sung annually during Holy Week in the Sistine Chapel. …

The Miserere is one of the most often-recorded examples of late Renaissance music, although it was actually written during the chronological confines of the Baroque era; in this regard it is representative of the music of the Roman School of composers, who were stylistically conservative” (cited from here).

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