ORA Singers: Music of Tallis & MacMillan

August 23, 2020, 9:00 am

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The award-winning ORA Singers have released a new recording on Harmonia Mundi, the group’s seventh album in its series of critically-acclaimed recordings. The focal point of the new disc is Thomas Tallis’ iconic 40-part motet, Spem in alium, which was believed to have been composed around 1570. To mark the 450th anniversary of this choral masterpiece, ORA Singers commissioned the eminent composer Sir James MacMillan to craft a 40-part companion piece to reflect on Tallis’ original. MacMillan has titled his work Vidi aquam, recorded here for the first time.