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Hear music come to life with piano concerts by Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA

Click here for a sample of Fr. Denis' messages.

In Concert with Life CD

Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA, pianist and Associate Director of Priests for Life, received his Ph.D. in music theory from The Catholic University of America (1984) and has been active as a choral director, pianist, and organist, giving performances in 5 continents throughout many years of priesthood as associate professor at Villanova University. Here he draws on the piano repertoire of the Romantic Period, spanning from Beethoven to Gershwin. In Concert with Life reflects the Divine Artisan’s gift and touches our spirit. Click here to order


Sharing Keys to Christmas CD

Father Denis Wilde, O.S.A., Associate Director of Priests for Life, has recorded this CD, a piano rendition of old favorites, carols and Christmas tunes to bring in the joy of the season of Advent and Christmas to heart and home, 11 medleys of selections familiar and beloved to all. Click here to order

Watch videos of some of Fr. Denis' Concerts


Grieg and Chopin Piano Selections, performed in Newnan, Georgia, 2015
Grieg - Butterfly Grieg - Piano Sonata - E Minor - Alla Menuetto
Grieg - Nocturne Grieg - Piano Sonata - E Minor - Finale- Molto allegro
Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King Chopin - Waltz #1 in E Flat
Grieg - The Last Spring Chopin- Waltz #2 in A Flat
Grieg - Norwegian Dance in A Chopin- Waltz #3 in A Minor
Grieg- IchLiebeDich (I Love You) Chopin- Waltz #5 in A Flat
Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Chopin- Waltz #6 in D Flat
Grieg - Piano Sonata - E Minor - Allegro moderato Chopin - Waltz #11 in G Flat
Grieg - Piano Sonata - E Minor - Andante molto, cantabile Chopin- Waltz #9 in F Minor

Mendelssohn Songs Without Words (selections) Scherzo, Rondo capriccioso - Newnan Georgia 2015
Sweet Remembrance The Fleecy Cloud Meditation Tarantella
Hunting Song Agitation Lost Illusions The Joyous Peasant
Unrest Folk Song Spinning Song Scherzo - E minor
The Poet's Harp The Departure Lullaby  Rondo Capriccioso
The Duet Morning Song The Return  
On the Seashore Spring Song Introspection  


Ave Maria Concert for Life

St. Katharine of Siena, Wayne, PA

Sunday, May 2, 1999

Maria Rota (Ave Maria, Soprano with
John Douglas, piano)

Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA (piano)

Mrs. Connie Iacona (cello)

Track 1

Track 2: Schumann: Fantasy Pieces

Track 3: Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano

Track 4: Dvorak:  Songs My Mother Taught Me

Track 5:  Wilde: Improvisation on "I Got Rhythm” (Gershwin)


Concert for Life

Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA

Dallas, Texas and Lafayette, LA

Edvard Grieg – Holberg Suite  (7:06)


Aria  (4:56)

Rigaudon  (3:46)

Franz Liszt – Two Romantic Pieces

Liebestraume #3  (3:25)

Valse – Scherzo  (5:52)

Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune  (5:07)

Frederick Chopin – Scherzo in Bb minor  (8:10)

Albert Malotte: Psalm 23  (3:44)

George Frideric Handel: Aria  (3:25)

Father Denis Wilde, O.S.A:  Ave Maria  (3:30) Elizabeth Leonard, soprano

Heritage of Hymns
(arrangement by Father Denis Wilde, O.S.A)

Maurice Moszkowski – “Sparks”


Concert for Life

Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA

Suite "From the Time of Holberg" (Edvard Grieg) (15:31)

Scherzo in B Flat Minor (Frederick Chopin) (8:02)

"Virgam Virtutis" from Dixit Dominus (George F. Handel) (3:08)

The Twenty Third Psalm (Albert Hay Malotte) (3:30)

Ave Maria (by Fr. Wilde sung by Elizabeth Leonard) (3:08)

Heritage of Hymns (arranged by Fr. Wilde) (21:13)



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