Dancing Before God

“A Franciscan Composer’s Theology of Creation.” A personal account of the ideas which lie behind many of my projects.

Appendices:

Modes and Muses – The archetypal qualities of the musical modes

The Sirens – The origin of the sirens as singers of heavenly harmony

Fallen Harmony – Sophia and Mary Magdalen

 

Anton Kammell – a Bohemian Composer in 18th Century England

A study of the composer and his friends, including Thomas Anson of Shugborough.

Thomas Anson and Shugborough

A detailed study of Thomas Anson, his travels and his role as a patron of The Greek Revival

Thomas Wright and Elizabeth Carter

A more detailed account of the relationship of Thomas Wright of Durham and Elizabeth Carter.

Elizabeth Carter, Epictetus and Plato

The philosophical ideas of the 18thc poet, Elizabeth Carter.

The Pursuit of Taste and Virtue

An exploration of the ideas behind the Greek Revival.

Requiem for Mignon

An investigation into the life and death of Mignon Harman, who claimed, to Sir Kenneth Clark, to be the daughter of Sir Edward Elgar.

The Ravello Dialogues – and other documents

This is a series of fanciful dialogues, stories and  essays exploring my purely personal philosophy of music, with a selection of old poems as an appendix.

Plato’s Football

An essay on my 60th birthday.

Lord Berners

A personal view of the composer.

Stations of Creation – Franciscan version

This series of meditations was originally devised by Br Colin Wilfred SSF. I have written new reflections and prayers, and changed one Station, to reflect Franciscan theology, particularly Bonaventure and Duns Scotus.