“Those who love liturgy with all their heart, with all their soul, love and desire beauty and holiness for the rites, which give glory to God and pour out effectively on the souls of the faithful, nourishing their faith, devotion and emotion.”
Domenico Bartolucci
“Those who love liturgy with all their heart, with all their soul, love and desire beauty and holiness for the rites, which give glory to God and pour out effectively on the souls of the faithful, nourishing their faith, devotion and emotion.”
Domenico Bartolucci

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A life dedicated to music

Domenico Bartolucci was born in 1917 in Borgo San Lorenzo in the Province of Florence. He began composing at the age of 14, and in 1939 he became a priest. After several years as the Maestro in the Cathedral of Florence, he continued his studies in Rome, the cradle of polyphony and religious music.
In just a short time he became known among the various musical chapels of the Papal Basilicas and in 1956, at just 39 years old, Pope Pius XII bestowed upon him the prestigious office of Perpetual Maestro and Director of the Sistine Chapel Choir.

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Composer

He is the author of an extraordinary production of works, published in over 40 volumes.
Masses, motets, the traditional repertoire of the Liturgy of the Church, chamber music, organ music, symphonies and a collection of Oratorios and Masses for soloists, choirs and orchestras, performed by the most prestigious Italian music Institutions and in the Vatican City .
And last but not least, the “Brunellesco”, a monumental lyric opera in three acts composed to honor the City of Florence and dedicated to the construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore.

il maestro

Composer

He is the author of an extraordinary production of works, published in over 40 volumes.
Masses, motets, the traditional repertoire of the Liturgy of the Church, chamber music, organ music, symphonies and a collection of Oratorios and Masses for soloists, choirs and orchestras, performed by the most prestigious Italian music Institutions and in the Vatican City .
And last but not least, the “Brunellesco”, a monumental lyric opera in three acts composed to honor the City of Florence and dedicated to the construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore.
“Of all of the arts, music is the one that has most benefited from the church’s liturgy: the choirs have been its cradle, thanks to which it was able to develop the language that we admire today. The most beautiful examples of this music, that religious faith from past centuries has left us and that we must keep alive, are the Gregorian chant and polyphony. These require a constant practice that can worthily enliven and animate divine worship.”
Domenico Bartolucci
“Of all of the arts, music is the one that has most benefited from the church’s liturgy: the choirs have been its cradle, thanks to which it was able to develop the language that we admire today. The most beautiful examples of this music, that religious faith from past centuries has left us and that we must keep alive, are the Gregorian chant and polyphony. These require a constant practice that can worthily enliven and animate divine worship.”
Domenico Bartolucci
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