During the cultural flowering of Rome in the 15th and 16th centuries, both art and music saw important developments. In Man and Music: Out of the Darkness, details are provided regarding the building and embellishment of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Liturgical music saw a move from Gregorian chants to the polyphonic works of Palestrina, one of the main composers of the era. Instrumental music became more widely accepted. Other composers of this period include Josquin, Lassus, Marenzio, and Dufay, and selections from their works are presented, along with those of Palestrina.
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