Wonderful piece by Tallis for 40 voices.
Saturno tip to Roman Christendom who tells of this glorious piece being sung for Eoghain Murphy's birthday celebrations. Eoghain is a splendid amateur -in the best sense- choir director and musician. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Rome where he conducted the choir for the wedding of Lord Nicholas Windsor - a belated Happy Birthday to Eoghain.
SPEM IN ALIUM numquam habui praeter in te Deus Israel qui irasceris et propitius eris et omnia peccata hominum in tribulatione dimittis. Domine Deus Creator coeli et terra respice humilitatem nostram.
HOPE IN ANY OTHER have I never had, save in Thee, O God of Israel, Thee who will be angry and yet become again gracious and who forgiveth all the sins of suffering man. Lord God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, look upon our lowliness.<>