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back in the day

palestrina knew how to write. the sounds of this album are extraordinary and satisfying. just the sound of the cathedral alone is enough to open up a space inside you hearing, but the way the lines move is stunning and always delightful. if you didn't believe in religion before listening, you might change your mind. even if you don't believe, you will have to admit that there is a kind of beauty that goes far beyond us.

I'm very disappointed!

At first I loved the sound and then the first disturbance in the sound appeared. When the sound really matters and you want it to be perfect to get that ultimate feeling it will disappoint you. The "big" moments in music like this when the sound-deliverance is at maximum, then the music starts to scratch, like an LP from the 50's or so when a lot of dust is all over the record. That is not what I'm paying for. //Unsatisfied customer

Great but miss print

Palestrina did not write this Miserere: allegri did.


Born: August 4, 1938 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Simon Preston has established a career as both a virtuoso organist and conductor (mainly) of religious choral music. He has also composed music, though his works have yet to gain a foothold. Preston is an expert on organs as well, affecting replacement of the traditional cathedral-style organ at Christ Church, Oxford, with a Rieger organ from Austria; he was consulted on the replacement of organs at the concert hall at St. John's, Smith Square, and at Tonbridge School. Preston has developed a broad...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: May 12, 1986

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