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Spem in alium - Thomas Tallis - sung by multitrack one-man choir dwsChorale - better stereo remix

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Uploaded on Oct 8, 2009

Spem in alium - the 40-part motet by the Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis, sung by D W Solomons (multitracking) and remixed in better stereo by Steve Fraser. The forces comprise 8 choirs, each containing 1 soprano, 1 alto, 1 tenor and 2 basses, with individual voices or sets of voices coming out of the complex texture at various moments and then diving back into it again. This is in no way an attempt to vie with the beautiful performances by real choirs (indeed I have sung the alto part in choirs 1, 3 and 6 in various live performances), but it is rather just an "Everest" for a one-man choir - I had to do it "because it was there" ;-) - and, of course, it gives me new insight into the piece. Best heard on headphones... Image credit: Sanctuary Panorama of the National Cathedral - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Noclip

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