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Spem in Alium

Conductor Simon Halsey and writer Michael Morpurgo discuss the impact of Thomas Tallis's Elizabethan choral work. From January 2008.

Thomas Tallis's work is one of the most elaborate and spectacular pieces of choral music ever written. Scored for 40 voices, the piece is best sung and heard in the round in order to appreciate an extraordinary sonic experience. Choral conductor Simon Halsey, Michael Morpurgo and others discuss the music's spine-tingling effect on both performers and listeners.

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