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Weekend music post

I’ve been busy this weekend so I haven’t had time to do much non-academic writing, but I thought I’d continue my semi-tradition of sharing my favorite pieces of sacred music. Today’s is the Kyrie from the Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass for Pope Marcellus), by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. I’m no expert in music history, but I think it’s safe to say that the Missa Papae Marcelli set the standard for all future polyphonic chant compositions. It is, quite simply, sublime.

Kýrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kýrie, eléison.

“Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.”

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