Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Palestrina at St Peter's

If, as has been suggested, there are differing theories as to how Palestrina 'should' be sung, or indeed 'might' have been sung while he was alive, then perhaps these two choirs most strikingly highlight those differences:

It seems old habits die hard:

Or on the other hand:

Is this an unfair comparison or a necessary reality check?  Rumination necessary.