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Sistine Chapel Choir - Cantate Domino (Trailer English)
Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel - About the Choir (Trailer)
1 Gregorian Chant - Rorate caeli desuper  
2 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Ad te levavi  
3 Orlande de Lassus - Magnificat VIII toni  
4 Gregorian Chant - Lumen ad revelationem gentium  
5 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Super flumina Babylonis  
6 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Improperium exspectavit cor meum  
7 Gregorio Allegri - Miserere  
8 Gregorian Chant - Christus factus est pro nobis  
9 Felice Anerio - Christus factus est pro nobis  
10 Tomis Luis de Victoria - Popule meus (Improperia)  
11 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Adoramus te, Christe  
12 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Sicut cervus  
13 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Angelus Domini  
14 Orlande de Lassus - Iubilate Deo  
15 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Constitues eos principes  
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For the first time ever, the Vatican has opened the doors of the iconic Sistine Chapel for a studio recording with the Sistine Chapel Choir – the world's oldest choir. The landmark new album, Cantate Domino, captures the sounds of this extraordinary acoustic, with music performed by the Pope's own choir. It will be released on Deutsche Grammophon on September 25.

The album, which was made by special permission of the Vatican, includes music written for the Sistine Chapel Choir by Palestrina, Lassus and Victoria during the Renaissance. There are also two pieces of Gregorian chant, alongside world premiere recordings of the original version of Allegri's fabled Miserere (Sistine Codex of 1661) and a Nunc dimittis attributed to Palestrina which is still used during papal celebrations. Cantate Domino offers listeners the chance to hear these pieces as the composers intended – in Latin and in the surroundings for which they were originally written.

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