Brandon McFarland on Monday, Jul. 16th
“The singing starts again … building and building, and he rains down blows on me … and I groan and writhe … Lost in him, lost in the astral, seraphic voices … I am completely at the mercy of his expert touch …”
“‘What was that music?’ I mumble almost inarticulately.
“‘It’s called Spem in Alium, a 40-part motet by Thomas Tallis.’
“‘It was … overwhelming.’”
Steve Smith, the producer of the Tallis Scholars’ recordings told TheGuardian “Irrespective of how it got there, it’s brilliant for us to know more people are listening to the music.”