Explorations of Musical Theology, with a particular emphasis on the Franciscan tradition.
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:
A short film.
A film about the language of Creation
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.
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.
Two talks for the Fintry Trust on the Venetian Franciscan, Framcesco Giorgi, his book De Harmonia Mundi, and his influence in post-Reformation England.