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Spem in Alium (40 part motet) for orchestra

Having sung alto in choirs 1, 3 and 6 of the 40 part motet Spem in Alium by Tallis on various occasions in Manchester and Liverpool
and also sung the whole work myself multitracking (see Video)
I decided the time had come to create an orchestral version.
Since the piece is split into 8 choirs, each containing 5 voices, the best solution seemed to be
to assign each choir to an instrumental quintet - wind quintet, 2 string quintets, 2 brass quintets, reed quintet and saxophone and flute quintets)
The score and parts are available at
and the mp3 is also available at


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