Prince of Music: Palestrina

By The Byrd Ensemble (other events)

Saturday, April 15 2023 7:30 PM 9:00 PM PST

Palestrina was the outstanding composer of the late Renaissance in Europe. His long-lasting influence on the development of church music and counterpoint included his most famous mass setting, Missa Papae Marcelli, which served as a model for mass settings during the Counter-Reformation. The program also features music by two other leading contemporaries of Palestrina: Spanish Counter-Reformation composer and possible pupil of Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Franco-Flemish composer Orlando Lassus.

The program will also be presented at Kilworth Memorial Chapel in Tacoma, WA following a masterclass that is open to the public on Sunday, April 16, 2023.  More information.

Running Time
1 hour, 29 minutes, includes intermission

Doors Open
30 minutes prior to performance

Holy Rosary Church
4139 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116



Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Tu es Petrus
Orlando Lassus - Osculetur me
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Alma redemptoris a8
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Magnificat primi toni a8


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Missa Papae Marcelli

Mailing Address

4722 Fauntleroy Way SW #123 Seattle, WA 98116