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Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

Auckland Castle, Durham


Forty separately recorded voices are played back through forty speakers placed in an oval in the space.  Visitors are invited to walk throughout the installation, listening to the individual voices of the singers or to absorb the impact of the choir as a whole. The Forty Part Motet is a re-working of Thomas Tallis’s 16th-century composition Spem in Alium, a forty-part choral composition. Read more.

Find out more about Auckland Castle’s art programme here.

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