The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (100): Spem in Covidiummain
Thomas Tallis’s motet, Spem in alium, written for 8 choirs with 5 parts each, is one of the most intricate works of music of its time.
In the age of Covid, when singing spells mortal danger, it has fallen silent.
In the middle of England, members of the Parish of Nottingham St Peter and All Saints set out remotely to resurrect it.
We listen in wonderment.