Cantata on the Death of God, op. 20
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The Cantata on the Death of God, child of its time, is a work of collage, juxtaposition, quotation, both in its multi-author'd text and its musical fabric intricately woven of borrowed or stolen sources admixed with original composition.  Its subject is Faith and its loss, the extinction of Hope, the rediscovery of Love in an unequivocally post-Christian universe.  Uncommissioned and unperformed, it now seems so remote from my present and future concerns (technical and stylistic as well as in subject matter) as to be scarcely recognisable as a product of the same composer.  But it is! 
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