Accordingly, Palestrina and his great contemporaries and predecessors treated the Gloria and Credo in a style midway in polyphonic organization and rhythmic breadth between that of the elaborate motet (adopted in the Sanctus) and the homophonic reciting style of the Litany.
In fact it is possible that Tallis's great 40-part motet, Spem in Alium was composed for Queen Mary's 40 th birthday.
The phenomenon of the secular Latin motet will be addressed from cultural, historical and musical perspectives.
In November 2002, we gave a concert of music by Thomas Tallis, including Spem in Alium, his famous 40 part motet.
Parsons, like William Byrd a Roman Catholic, showed the influence of the psalm motet and votive antiphon in his work.