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The Forty Part Motet, 2001, by Janet Cardiff, A Re-working of Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui 1573, by Thomas Tallis

June 28 - September 7, 2008

Exhibition Resources

The Tudor Choir Performance (mp3)
Hear the Tudor Choir performance of Spem in Alium. Directed by Doug Fullington. Recorded live at St. Marks Cathedral, Seattle on April 8, 2005. (Length 8:45)

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller homepage
Access installation information, publications, press, and more on Janet Cardiff and her collaborations with husband, George Bures Miller.

P.S.1 MoMA
Information about Janet Cardiff: A Survey of Works Including Collaborations with George Bures Miller, on view as P.S.1 in 2002. The Forty Part Motet was part of the exhibition. An edition of The Forty Part Motet is now in MoMA's permanent collection.

The Forty Part Motet on YouTube
Video clip of The Forty Part Motet when it was on view at P.S.1 in 2002.

Tate Liverpool
Information about The Forty Part Motet when it was on view at Tate Liverpool in 2003. An edition of the installation is now a promised gift for the Tate's permanent collection.

BBC-Nottingham
A review of The Forty Part Motet when it was on view in Liverpool.

The Millenium Prize
Cardiff received the Millenium Prize in 2001 for international excellence in contemporary art from the National Gallery of Canada.

Salisbury Cathedral Choir
The choir recorded to create The Forty Part Motet.

The Forty Part Motet Audio Slideshow on YouTube
Hear the complete performance set to pictures. This is not affiliated with Cardiff's work.

BBC Music Profiles - Thomas Tallis
Tallis was one of the great English Renaissance composers. He composed Spem in Alium in 1573.

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