Ooops! This piece is NOT by Palestrina, but rather by Gregorio Allegri.
My apologies to Francis Brabazon!
The wonderful Australian poet Francis Brabazon was fond of Palestrini’s music. I had never heard anything by him until now. Since I admire Francis’ poetry so much, and the life he led as a Spiritual seeker, it behooved me to check him out.
After all those years of avoiding vocal music, I’ve now made the huge leap to even enjoying ‘sacred music.’ Sometimes the comments you’ll find about UTube videos are really intense! Here are a few about this piece.
This brings me peace among an ocean of issues. This transports me outside me. This is the Real Art.
and this: I’m not religious at all, I still love this.
and: Dang I just cried
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 2 February 1594) Miserere mei Deus