A Musician, a Message and a Pope - The Musical Da Vinci Code
October 3, 2009
The 16th century Papal Chapel was a place of mystery and intrigue. Composers throughout time have hidden secret numerical or illustrative codes within their music. When Palestrina, the undisputed master of sacred composition of the time, heard rumors that the Council of Trent was going to ban polyphony, he wrote his Missa Papae Marcelli with a hidden message: don't ban this music.