- Born at Palestrina in 1514 or 1515
- Spent most of his time in Rome
- Went to “The Roman School of Musical Composition”
- Passionate about spiritual songs and hymns, studying under St. Philip Neri and writing church music
- Known for his church music. Some examples include: Mass O Sacrum Convivium, Magnificat sexti toni, and Missa Aeterna Christi Munera
- St. Philip Neri=Patron
- Pierluigi's works are examples of monotheism as, his patron was a saint and his music was made specifically for the church and for a single God. He is non-secular in the way that he studies, writes his music, and is funded.
- A year after being called to Rome, he was promoted to choirmaster.
- O Magnum Mysterium
- Published in 1582
- It can be found in the release of the "First Book of Motets", a collection of renaissance songs published in 1569 and sold for any interested singers.
- It is a parody mass of Pierluigi's original "O Magnum Mysterium"
- I find this piece interesting due to the beautiful work of harmony, blend of music, and because of the fact that this was an imitation of Pierluigi's original. I had not known that parodies existed in the Renaissance times. This new piece of information was very cool to learn, in my opinion which is why I find the piece very interesting.
- O Magnum Mysterium is a work of monotheism, being a song with lyrics about religious texts such as Gloria and Sanctus
- You can find a copy of Pierluigi's O Magnum Mysterium here
Barker. "Palestrina: Mass, O Magnum Mysterium." American Record Guide, Mar.-Apr. 2014, p. 135+. Student Resources in Context, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GPS&sw=w&u=bedf0311&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA363105407&it=r&asid=1615f009481d8c21d7130afe25b5cd4e. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016.
Da Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi. "Masses and Motets (Dover Vocal Scores) Paperback." Amazon.com. Amazon.com, 2 July 1993. Web. 05 Dec. 2016. <https://www.amazon.com/Masses-Motets-Dover-Vocal-Scores/dp/0486276317>.
Mephisto01cl. "Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina (1525-1594) - O Magnum Mysterium." YouTube. YouTube, 05 June 2009. Web. 05 Dec. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyDRSI1joa8>.
"O Bone Jesu." Catholic Insight, Mar. 2013, p. 32. Student Resources in Context, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GPS&sw=w&u=bedf0311&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA322903111&it=r&asid=4b2e0822a0f2976c9e5181e9d5b29e26. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016.