Do you know Faure’s Sanctus? It was used in that movie “Paperhouse.” As an atheist, when I hear it, I want to fall down on my knees and thank Christians for giving this to the world. It’s the closest I get to a feeling of belief — of what I think it must feel like to feel God’s love. It’s unspeakably beautiful (and he gives us an audio link to it — SD).
Faure’s other religious music is wonderful, too. But Sanctus is his masterpiece. It seems like he tapped into something.