Vatican City, Oct 7, 2016 / 14:00 pm
For the second year in a row the Sistine Chapel Choir has recorded an album inside the chapel of its namesake, this year selecting pieces by Palestrina that focus on mercy in honor of the Jubilee.
Created in partnership with the classical music label Deutsche Grammophon, the second album was released Oct. 7 and is titled "Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli/Motets."
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who lived from 1525-1594, is an Italian Renaissance sacred music composer, and is perhaps one of the most well-known composers of sacred polyphony.
His most famous piece and the only one of his compositions dedicated to a Pope is his "Missa Papae Marcelli," which takes up the first five of the 14-track CD.