The 40-part motet “Spem in Alium” by Thomas Tallis is an impressive composition but also one which is difficult to perform. It is almost impossible to find 40 singers whose voices mix ideally together. The countertenor, Terry Wey, and the baritone, Ulfried Staber, together have a vocal reach of three-and-a-half octaves. They present this breath-taking 16th Century work in a unique project. Within the space of eight hours the 40 parts will be sung individually one after another by the two singers and then mixed together and played live for each successive run. The audience is invited to experience with them how a gigantic Renaissance puzzle arises, until at the stroke of midnight the final complete 40-part work can be heard.
Terry Wey – counter tenor & tenor
Ulfried Staber – baritone & bass
Motet "spem in alium"
tickets 10 €
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