The Tallis Scholars's recording of 'Spem in alium' has been climbing the charts after being featured in EL James's erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey.
The piece features 40 individual voices singing in Latin and was written during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The words 'Spem in alium' are translated as 'Hope in any other'.
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