The first performance of "Spem in alium" may have been for Queen Elizabeth I's 40th birthday in 1573. This amateur video set to music puts impossible sounds into impossible spaces.
More about Spem in alium composed circa 1670. More about Ely Cathedral started in 1083.
Spem in alium numquam habui praeter in te
et propitius eris
et omnia peccata hominum in tribulatione dimittis
Creator coeli et terrae
respice humilitatem nostram
I have never put my hope in any other but in you,
O God of Israel
who can show both anger
and who absolves all the sins of suffering man
Creator of Heaven and Earth
be mindful of our lowliness
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