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Missa Brevis, Palestrina

Title: Missa Brevis in F
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
Performer(s): Tallis Scholars
Background: Palestrina wrote a notable number of masses, but this, perhaps lacking a more specific purpose is simply called 'brief'.  It's about 21 minutes long.. rather short, I suppose.  My first reference to it was in Master and Commander, where one of the characters mentions he went to a cathedral for the express purpose of hearing this mass (and later, to dance).  Frankly, it was certainly worth the walk!
Nature of recording: Choral, 4 parts. 
Text: Latin Mass. Missa Bevis, Wiki article with links to the text of the various sections of the Mass.
Miscellaneous: There is something rather curious about the Agnes Dei.  It's usually listed as Agnus Dei I and II, and I must admit that it seems to start and begin again about mid-way through. 
Format: mp3

Posted for esteven, with affection. 

1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
3. Credo
4. Santus and Benedictus
5. Agnus Dei
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