Category Archives: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Virtuoso Solo Music for Cornetto

1. Sonata prima per violino o cornetto e basso – Tarquinio Merula
2. Angelus ad pastores, motetto passeggiato da Giovanni Battista Bovicelli
3. Caro dolce ben mio, madrigale passeggiato da Giovanni Bassano
4. Canzona Seconda detta la Bernadinia per canto solo – Girolamo Frescobaldi
5. Canzona quintadecima detta la Lievoratta per due bassi – Girolamo Frescobaldi
6. Canzona decimanona detta la Capriola per canto e basso – Girolamo Frescobaldi
7. Io son ferito ahi lasso, madrigale passeggiato da Giovanni Battista Bovicelli – Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina
8. Thomas Crecquillon – Onques amour, chanson a 5
9. Thomas Crecquillon – Onques amour, chanson passeggiato da Giovanni Bassano
10. Sonata seconda – Giovanni Battista Fontana
11. Pulchra es amica mea, motetto passeggiato da Francesco Rognoni Taeggio – Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina
12. Petite fleur, chanson a 4
13. Petite fleur, chanson passegiato da Girolama Dalla Casa
14. Sonata per violino solo

Performers: Bruce Dickey, Tragicomedia (ensemble)


Palestrina “Jesu, rex admirabilis”


Palestrina – Jesu, rex admirabilis

Performers: The Monteverdi Choir,
John Eliot Gardiner
Soli Deo Gloria, 2006
Recorded in Gospel Oak, London, 6-8 May, 2005

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-) was an Italian composer of the Renaissance. He was the most famous sixteenth-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. Palestrina had a vast influence on the development of Roman Catholic church music, and his work can be seen as a summation of Renaissance polyphony.

Latin Text:

Jesu, rex admirabilis
et triumphator nobilis,
dulcedo ineffabilis,
totus desiderabilis,

mane nobiscum, Domine,
et nos illustra lumine,
pulsa mentis caligine,
mundum reple ducedine.

Translation (by Philip Ford):

Jesus, wondrous king
and noble conqueror,
ineffable delight,
wholly to be desired,

remain with us, Lord,
dispel the darkness of our minds
and enlighten us with your light,
fill the world with your sweetness.


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