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So the piece does represent conflict—something we all face throughout our lives and which I was certainly facing at the time of composing (and is the cause of all parapraxes)—but it is also an attempt to resolve it. Perhaps the Latin text represents my heart, and the secular text my head. Or vice versa. Or perhaps, as an atheist, I am leaving my umbrella in the church.
In defining the word parapraxis, Freud said thatno human behaviour is truly accidental. Whilst I probably don’t subscribe to such a categorical view, I do sense a kernel of truth there.The English text is not poetry, in the sense that I don’t expect it to stand alone without the music, of which it is an integral part. I shall be eternally grateful to Sigyn for giving me the opportunity to express the themes contained within it.
from notes by Stephen Frost © 2011