Palestrina represents the high point of late Renaissance church music. The humanist principles of clarity and balance, seasoned with a highly disciplined use of dissonance, mark virtually every piece of his vast output. His third setting of the Magnificat in Mode 8 has become a favorite of the Schola, and it appears on our first CD.
- Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613):
- Adrian Willaert (ca. 1490-1562):
O Lux, beata Trinitas
- Giovanni P. di Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594):
Magnificat Octi Toni (Book 3)
- Orlande de Lassus (1532?-1594):