Take ten minutes and listen to this motet by Thomas Tallis. Forty voices, no instruments. The words are below in Latin, and begin with “I have never put my hope in another, God of Israel”. Nice moments at 2:14, 2:33, 4:55, and 7:25.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
- Spem in alium numquam habui praeter in te
- Deus Israel
- qui irasceris
- et propitius eris
- et omnia peccata hominum in tribulatione dimittis
- Domine Deus
- Creator coeli et terrae
- respice humilitatem nostram.