Palestrina And The Council Of Trent

Andrew Carwood talks to Catherine Bott about the Council of Trent's demand for simplicity in music, in order that the words might be heard clearly, and its effect on the development of polyphony in the mid 16th century.

Giovanni Palestrina's musical mastery and his skill at word setting came to the fore in a difficult time for composers.

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Andrew Carwood talks to Catherine Bott about the Council of Trent's demand for simplicity in music, in order that the words might be heard clearly, and its effect on the development of polyphony in the mid 16th century.

Giovanni Palestrina's musical mastery and his skill at word setting came to the fore in a difficult time for composers.