Spem in alium


Produced by: Los Angeles Master Chorale

Written by: Thomas Tallis

Directed by: Jenny Wong, conductor


Written for an astounding forty individual voice parts, Tallis’ motet is regarded as the pinnacle of Renaissance polyphonic ingenuity.
Spem in alium (Latin for “Hope in any other”) is a 40-part Renaissance motet by Thomas Tallis, composed in c. 1570 for eight choirs of five voices each. It is considered by some critics to be the greatest piece of English early music.


Duration: 10 minutes

Platform: IRL

Cast: Andrea Zomorodian, soprano*
Sunmi Shin, soprano*
Hannah Little, mezzo-soprano*
Adam Faruqi, tenor*
Adrien Redford, bass*
Jamal Moore, spoken word*
*23/24 Jennifer Diener Soloists
80 singers

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