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History

I. Spem in Alium

This is a republication of an article which appeared on this website in September 2007.  The majestic Latin motet for 40 voices which is its subject was written by (Catholic) Thomas Tallis in sixteenth century England.  Many assert he did so during the reign of Queen Elizabeth [1558 - 1603], but American conductor and musicologist George Steel has made a compelling argument for the reign of Catholic Queen Mary Tudor [1553-1558]. more

II. Mary Tudor

The first Queen of England reigned for just five and a half years.  She was the last Catholic to do so.  Her attempts to return the English realm to the Faith were largely defeated by the harm already done by her father, Henry VIII.  more