The Early Music Show - Palestrina

Catherine Bott travels high into the Apennines to the ancient Italian city of Palestrina to try to discover more about the city's most famous son, the famed 16th-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Was he really born in this sleepy Italian mountain-side town? Playlist: Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (excerpt) Tallis Scholars Peter Phillips (conductor) GIMELL GIMSE401, Tr 5 Palestrina: Salve Regina Ensemble Vocal Regional de Champagne-Ardenne Francoise Lasserre PIERRE VERANY PV794041, Tr 2 Vinders: O mors inevitabilis Obsidienne Emmanuel Bonnardot (conductor) CALLIOPE CAL9305, Tr 16 Dufay: Ut Queant Laxis (a hymn revised by de Orto in Rome and still used in services it seems at the time that Palestrina was there) This recording is preceded by the Antiphona: Puer qui natus est Schola Hungarica Janka Szendrei (conductor) HUNGAROTON HCD12951, Tr 13 Palestrina: Motet: Exsultate Deo Westminster Cathedral Choir Stephen Cleobury (conductor) ARGO 410 0052, Tr 1 Palestrina: Madrigal: la ver l'aurora Andrea Damiani (lute) Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor) TACTUS TC521601, Tr 8 Segue to: Palestrina: Virgine, tal e terra The Hilliard Ensemble Paul Hillier (conductor) EMI CDS 7490108 CD2, Tr 19 Palestrina: Magnificat The Choir of New College, Oxford Edward Higginbottom (conductor) COLLINS CLASSICS 15092, Tr 2 Palestrina: Hymn: veni creator spiritus Westminster Cathedral Choir Martin Baker (conductor) HYPERION CDA 67353, Tr 11.