Composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), Spem in Alium represents one of the most complex polyphonic church music at the time- and in fact, one of the most ambitious pieces of church music to have emerged in all of Tudor England. Arranged for 40 parts of eight 5-part choirs, this shows the true strength and complexity of polyphony; polyphony that, 300 years prior, would never have been composed or thought about. Music has taken incredible leaps and bounds to get where we are today. But the real question is; what will music do next?  

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