The True Knowledge

Oscar Wilde's poem "The True Knowledge" is a reflection on the persona's feeling of being in the wilderness while a higher being, that of God, is omnipitent and often leaves humankind in the dark. The consolation the persona reaches, however, is that they will eventually meet this higher being in "some devine eternity". In reaching this consolation, however, the person goes though much toil and pain.


This setting of the poem was written for my friend Matthew Norriss, who is a most wonderful friend to me, and a fine musician.


Duration: Circa 4 Minutes

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High Voice

Medium Voice

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Low Voice