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music. His anthems include O Saviour of the world and From the rising of the sun.
PALESTRINA, Giovanni Pierluigi da (1525–1594). Italian composer and choirmaster in Rome and regarded as one of the greatest composers of choral music in his time and a great influence of the composers that followed. His technique of writing voice parts is still taught today. He left over  masses and around  other vocal pieces including madrigals, numerous motets, Magnificats and other liturgical music. His masses are still sung, the best known being Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Missa Brevis and Missa Papae Marcelli.
PARRY, Charles Hubert Hastings (1848–1918). Sir Hubert Parry was a major figure in the British musical scene around the turn of the century. He was the director of the Royal College of Music, was knighted in  and became Professor of Music at Oxford in . He was one of the first British composers to write Chorale Preludes, organ music based on hymn tunes. His double choir anthem I was glad, a setting of Psalm , has been sung at every Coronation since . His seven motets Songs of Farewell and the setting of John Milton’s Ode Blest pair of sirens are often sung and his hymn tunes Jerusalem, Repton and Laudate Dominum are very well known, the last two being taken from larger works.
PITONI, Giuseppe (1657–1743). From the age of  until his death, he was choirmaster at San Marco in Rome, also serving at St Peter’s Basilica from .

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