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Rex pacificus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, ca. 1525–1594)

Rex pacificus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, ca. 1525–1594)

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Rex pacificus (Motet)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca. 1525–1594)

From «Cantate!» 27.12.20


Vocal ensemble:

Charlotte Nachtsheim – Cantus

Doron Schleifer – Sextus

Ivo Haun – Altus

Matthieu Romanens – Tenor

Rui Stähelin – Quintus

Carlos Federico Sepúlveda – Bassus


Musical director: Ivo Haun



Rex pacificus magnificatus est,

cuius vultum desiderat universa terra.

The King of Peace is glorified,

The sight of whom the whole earth has longed to see.

Picture: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Anon 16th C. Istituto dei Padri dell'Oratorio, Rom.

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