Portraits and Silhouettes of Musicians (Classic Reprint)
Danni, muszcien, fils de Santi Pierluigi obtained the revenue of a canonry, but upon the follow ing conditions: that he should play the organ on feast days, take part in the daily singing of the mass, vespers, and complines, and that he should instruct the canons and children in music. He did not, however, exercise these modest functions for long. It may be that he grew independent of the revenue for he had married a young girl of the town, Ln crezia de Goris, who shortly afterwards in herited from her mother a few acres of vine yard and meadow; and in 1551, Giovanni del Monte, the bishop cardinal of Palestrina, be coming pope under the title of Julius III., called his young fellow citizen to Rome, con ferring upon him the directorship of the chapel of St. Peter'. Here Palestrina's artistic ca reer really began. Three years later, in 1554, he dedicated to Julius III. His first volume of masses; the first work of sacred music that had yet been offered by an Italian to a sover eign pontiff.
The pope, sensible of this homage, and still more sensible of Palestrina's dawning renown.
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- 29 Jan 2017
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