Andrea Gabrieli (1510-1586) was the uncle of the more famous composer Giovanni Gabrieli. A pupil of Adrian Willaert, lifelong friend of Orlando de Lassus, and teacher of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Andrea Gabrieli became organist at the Cathedral of St. Mark?s in Venice in 1566, and remained there until his death. This being the most prestigious organ post in Italy, he wielded great influence on later Italian (but also German) composers. His works were among the first in Italy to pass beyond the dominant influence of the Flemish composers. His sonorous works, designed to resound through the mighty arches of the cathedral, display many innovative techniques. His numerous compositions comprise every genre of his era, and include several Masses of which this one has only recently been published. The Chamber Choir of the Patavinus Concentus Music was founded at the University of Padua in 1979. Fabio Framba has made several previous recordings, one of which won a major Italian award in 2003.