Max Derrickson

Writing Music Program Notes for Over 20 Years

Category: Happy Birthday!

January 2

Eric Whitacre
Lux Aurumque
The River Cam

January 1

Happy Unknown Birthday, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina!(c. 1525 – February 2, 1594) Once upon a time, music history books taught that Italian composer Pierluigi (born in Palestrina, near Rome), was the “Savior of Church music.”  It’s a long story, but not particularly accurate.  But Palestrina is as great a composer as any to be the […]