Mozart &
Material Culture

Souvenirs

Roman Catholic priest and composer, best known for his Miserere mei, Deus (Have mercy on me, O God'), a setting of Psalm 51 (50). Probably composed during the 1630s, it was sung in the Sistine Chapel during matins as part of the Tenebrae service on Holy Wednesday and Good Friday.

Mozart Relevance

Mozart heard (and subsequently copied from memory) Allegri's Miserere in Rome on 11 and 12 April 1770.

James Caldwall (engr. Francesco Faraone Aquila), Gregorio Allegri Romano (eighteenth century)

James Caldwall (engr. Francesco Faraone Aquila), Gregorio Allegri Romano (eighteenth century)


          

Category/Role
Composer
Date 1
1582 (circa), Rome
Date 2
1652-02-17, Rome
Location
Rome
Date (Mozart)
1770-04-11 or 12
Location (Mozart)
Rome