The Masses of Gregorio Allegri Part 3 — Missa Vidi turbam magnam

Allegri’s six-part ‘Missa Vidi turbam magnam’ (I saw a great multitude) was written for performance in the Sistine Chapel. It’s an unaccompanied setting because the Sistine Chapel at the time strictly followed the dictate of the Council of Trent that no instrumental accompaniment was allowed.  It’s a good example of how Allegri who was the…