You could take a look at Debussy - he was a Rosicrucian, and used numerology to devise structures for some of his larger works. Specifically pagan interest: Syrinx (flute solo) was written as a depiction of Pan for a theatre work by a friend (I sometimes use this piece as an evocation of Pan; though unfortunately the idiom's a bit modern for the typical druid camp!); L'Apres-Midi d'un Faun - maybe not specifically pagan, but based on classical mythology, and portraying a somewhat un-Christian attitude to to sexuality; some of the piano preludes also depict pagan themes (La Danse de Puck; Danseuses de Delphe, Ondine, Canope.) Then there's the Six Epigraphes Antiques, originally for piano duet - the first is entitled "Pour invoquer Pan, dieu de vent d'ete", which is quite explicitly pagan!pobble wrote:I think the issue I'm having with many of the suggestions here is that although many of the suggested works allude to pagan themes, I can't help but feel they are seen from the outside looking inwards. How many of the composers were pagan themselves, expressing their own spirituality?
Ní Níall wrote:I sing classical music, mainly oratorio. One of my favourite arias that paints all sorts of pictures in my head is 'Where e'er you walk' by Handel.
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