Spem in alium: a motet for 40 synthesizers

Spem in alium was written by Thomas Tallis in c1570 and stands apart from most other choral music because it is written for 40 parts. Most choral music, regardless of the number of people in the choir, only has 4-6 parts. Just for its sheer flamboyance, Spem is famed among choristers due to the challengesContinue reading “Spem in alium: a motet for 40 synthesizers”

Sue & Tony’s Wedding

At the weekend, I attended the wedding of one of the choir, Sue, and her husband Tony. Naturally, I took one of my cameras although with a professional photographer and his assistant getting pictures of the wedding party it seems that I took more photos of friends outside the church than of the happy coupleContinue reading “Sue & Tony’s Wedding”

Recording a pipe organ and choir

I’ve now recorded the choir of St Mary’s, Fishponds on a few occasions. I’ve found a formula I like for the choir, but I’m still undecided on what works best for the organ. This article gives a bit of an overview of the things I’ve tried, and the results. Where everything is Before I getContinue reading “Recording a pipe organ and choir”