Choral Music for Palm Sunday: 'Miserere'

Hear the Miserere

Martin Neary conducts the Westminster Abbey Choir.

Interior of the Sistine Chapel

The interior of the Sistine Chapel was the only location were Gregorio Allegri's Miserere was allowed to be performed. iStock Images hide caption

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Composer Gregorio Allegri's "Miserere" is a piece of choral music so powerful that a 17th-century pope decreed it could be played only during the week leading to Easter — and then only in the Sistine Chapel. Jesse Kornbluth of talks about the "Miserere" with Jacki Lyden.

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Westminster Abbey Choir

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