Miserere – Gregorio Allegri

Performed by Pro Cantione Antiqua, artwork by Matthew Schwartz .

written by Allegri, in setting of Psalm 51 and performed only once a year at special Mass in Sistine Chapel.

It was forbidden to public for reproduction, under threat of excommunication.

Untll Mozart at age of 14 transcribed the whole music for the world to hear.

He was summoned to appear before the Pope, but Instead of excommunication, Mozart was praised by the Pope and the ban was lifted.

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