The installation, which was designed by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff, involves 40 loud speakers arranged in a circle, each playing an individual line from the motet. Cardiff explained "When I heard [the motet] I just felt I wanted to hear the forty parts. That was what appealed to me about the piece, that it was so multidimensional and polyphonic."
The work was first exhibited at the museum in 2006, and has now returned as part of the Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, which explores the relationship between music and spirituality.
The installation will be on display at MOMA until 13 November.