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Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium

 Tallis’s Spem in alium and other music in forty parts.

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The Ludlow Summer School choir and instrumentalists.

Conductor: Gabriel Crouch, director of choral studies, Princeton University

Spem in alium, Thomas Tallis’s tour de force of complex polyphony and shifting tone colours, has rightly become one of the best-known musical works of the Renaissance. Hearing sung in the round, with the performers encircling the audience, is a profound and moving experience. The other main works will be Striggio’s Ecce beatam lucem and an anonymous 16th century setting of the Ten Commandments. The Summer School now attracts musicians from all over the UK and Europe as well as North America and Australia.

This event is at St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow.

Tickets are £10 / £5 students & school children / group bookings of 4 tickets for the price of 3 available.