Classical Pieces about Faith or Loss of Faith

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Classical Pieces about Faith or Loss of Faith

Can I pick your classical brains?

 

Does anyone know of a piece of classical music that deals with a struggle of faith or something to do with faith in god or religious faith? Alternatively a piece about some turbulent relationship with god or faith? It's for something I'm writing. 

 

Failing that, are there any famous composers that were priests?

 

I appreciate any suggestions.

 

Many thanks,

 

Andy.

About Faith in Classical Music.

There were some notable composers who were priests or contemplated with the idea of serving God. Most famous Antonio Vivaldi and Claudio Monteverdi. A short of a Catholic acolyte the great Franz Liszt. ANd we should not forget Bruckner.

Perhaps one of the superb works of the struggle of consolidating faith in people is Schoenberg's Moses und Aaron, while a more contemplative study about faith and its ramifications could be Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius.

Of course, there is plenty to explore in Classical Music about faith, but I guess the above info may serve your purpose.

Parla

Thank you so much for this

Thank you so much for this great answer Parla. I'm delighted.

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