Janet Cardiff, The Forty Part Motet

Friday, 27th May, 2016 - 10:00am

Auckland Castle

Fri 27 May – Sun 11 September 2016Individually recorded parts of this choral work are projected through forty speakers facing inward in an oval formation, inviting visitors to walk throughout the installation, listening to individual voices along with the whole. Considered Cardiff’s masterwork, The Forty Part Motet is a forty-part choral performance of English composer Thomas Tallis’s 16th century composition Spem in Alium, sung by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir.

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