Wilde Songs

The pagan/Catholic dichotomy is startling addressed in "Quia Multum Amavi" where Wilde compares his erotic thrill upon seeing his beloved to the awe a new priest feels upon celebrating his first Eucharist. 

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From the Music Catalogue -- Come Rest

In the communion liturgy of the Reformed Episcopal Church, the passage Matthew 21:28 is the first of the passages of "comfortable words" spoken by the minister to the congregation after the general confession (the others are John 3:16, I Timothy I:15 and I John 2:1-2), and while not intended use in that point of the service (the music is both too long and the scripture text is paraphrased and extended), I wrote the motet very much with that situation -- and condition -- in mind.

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