Palestrina's Marcellus Mass
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Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

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Palestrina’s Marcellus Mass

New York Polyphony takes on a landmark work: Palestrina’s “Missa Papae Marcelli,” along with a new...

Early Music

Palestrina’s Marcellus Mass

New York Polyphony

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8pm

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Since forming a decade ago, New York Polyphony has become an admired addition to the international early music scene—and a regular on Miller’s series. Together with several special guests, they take on a landmark work: Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli, or Pope Marcellus Mass, a stalwart of many a music appreciation curriculum, and a splendid example of polyphony that is both technically impeccable and glorious to hear. They round out the program with a new work by Ivan Moody, a protégé of respected choral composer John Tavener.


  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli
  • Ivan Moody Vespers Sequence world premiere
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Sicut cervus
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Tu es Petrus