Palestrina

[ pal-uh-stree-nuh; Italian pah-le-stree-nah ]
/ ˌpæl əˈstri nə; Italian ˌpɑ lɛˈstri nɑ /

noun

Gio·van·ni Pier·lu·i·gi da [jaw-vahn-nee -pyer-loo-ee-jee dah], /dʒɔˈvɑn ni ˌpyɛr luˈi dʒi dɑ/, 1526?–94, Italian composer.
Ancient Praeneste. a town in central Italy, ESE of Rome.

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Palestrina
/ (ˌpælɛˈstriːnə) /

noun

Giovanni Pierluigi da (dʒoˈvanni pierˈluiːdʒi da). ?1525–94, Italian composer and master of counterpoint. His works, nearly all for unaccompanied choir and religious in nature, include the Missa Papae Marcelli (1555)
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