Explorations of Musical Theology, with a particular emphasis on the Franciscan tradition.

Hidden Music 17052022

A new version of my short book “Hidden Music”, which gives the background to these talks. This uncovers a distinctly Franciscan tradition,  from Francis and Bonaventure to Francesco Giorgi, and also beyond – Peter Sterry and later English Platonists.

 

There is a series of films and talks on Musical Theology which develop certain themes from “Hidden Music” in detail:

LO!

A short film.

FRANCIS, MARY AND THE LANGUAGE OF THE COSMOS

FRANCIS, MARY AND THE LANGUAGE OF CREATION – SCRIPT 24082021

A film about the language of Creation

SAINT CECILIA

A Talk for the Fintry Trust, 22/11/21, telling the story of how a Roman martyr became Patron Saint of Music, how and why she became so important in England, and, perhaps, an Image of divine Harmony, or the Soul of the World.

INTRODUCING BONAVENTURE PART 1 – The Soul’s Journey into God

INTRODUCING BONAVENTURE PART 1 – The Soul’s Journey Into God – script

INTRODUCING BONAVENTURE PART 2 – The Tree of Life

FINTRY BONAVENTURE PART 2  – The Tree of Life – script 09012022

Two talks for the Fintry Trust on the 13thc  Franciscan theologian Saint Bonaventure, the Seraphic Doctor, with a particular emphasis on the medieval view of the Cosmos and Creation.

FRANCESCO GIORGI AND THE HARMONY OF THE WORLD Part 1

FRANCESCO GIORGI Part 1 Script with references

FRANCESCO GIORGI AND THE HARMONY OF THE WORLD Part 2

FRANCESCO GIORGI Part 2 Script with references

Two talks for the Fintry Trust on the Venetian Franciscan, Framcesco Giorgi, his book De Harmonia Mundi, and his influence in post-Reformation England.