Unknown Kyrie by Palestrina?

I’ve been trying to identify a Kyrie that I sang a long time ago (maybe 1972), but I don’t have the sheet music for it. I remember it as being by Palestrina, so I’ve searched every Kyrie from every Mass I can find by Palestrina on cpdl.org, and I have not been able to identify the piece. It’s pretty distinctive: the tenors start out with a lovely line, and then the basses come in, and then the upper voices. Unknown Kyrie by Palestrina Does anybody know the source of this piece? Maybe it’s not even Palestrina, although I’m pretty sure of it. If you have a clue, please let me know! I’m always looking for music for the 2 SATB groups in which I sing, so other suggestions are appreciated. Posted by

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  1. Harshi says:

    I don’t know if this is the mass you’re looking for, but look up Palestrina’s Missa Hodie Christus Natus Est: Kyrie. It’s beautiful!

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