Laetus Hyperboraeam volet hic concentus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
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Title: Laetus Hyperboraeam volet hic concentus
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
First published: 1584 in Motettorum liber quintus, 5vv, no. 1
Also 1968 (Ö. Szabolcs Barlay, Editio Musica Budapest), 2008 (Mihály László Nádasi, ArsNovaSacra assigned to CPDL Description: At lent of year 1583 Steven of Báthori, King of Poland sent an embassy to Rome, to manifest his royalty in Poland. The leader of this embassy was his 20 year old nephew Andrew. This young man (became cardinal) met in Rome Palestrina, the 'Prince of Music'.
Palestrina dedicated his Motettarum V vocibus liber V (5th Five-Part Motets' Book) for young cardinal Andrew of Báthory with this work.
The dedicated exemplary of this book found in 1950's at Gyulafehérvár (now Alba Iulia, Romania) Archbishops' Library.
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