By Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
(SAATB, a cappella)
The most enduring works from the Renaissance are compositions of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. An organist, choirmaster and music director, Palestrina during the 16th century in Palestrina (near Rome). A prolific composer, he produced hundreds of compositions in almost all the genre known in his time. Exultate Deo is one of the more popularly sung among his works.