"Fire, Aire, Earth, Water in mysterious dances Move to thy Musick through all times and chances."
Peter Sterry (1613-1672), translating Boethius
"Heard music...hidden music" is a website devoted to the exploration of the language of music and the hidden music of nature by composer Andrew Baker.
See also Andrew Baker's Youtube Channel and also find a selection of music on Sound Cloud
On Sunday May 11th 2014 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm we will be playing new music written to celebrate characters associated with Shugborough in the saloon. I have written four "Sonatas for Mr Stillingfleet" and "A Philosophical Cantata" on verses by Elizabeth Carter. Benjamin Stillingfleet was a botanist, musician and valetudinarian who stayed at Shugborough and was a strong supporter of the new classical style with its simple melodies and clear expression. Elizabeth Carter was the closest friend of Shugborough architect Thomas Wright and the cantata includes a poem in his honour. The performers will be Alyson Lewin (recorder), Ann Almond (voice), Sue Brereton-Banks (harpsichord) and Julie Stubbs (cello). The event is part of the 2014 Stafford Music Festival.
This is a project exploring the Spirit of Place. The music is composed to go with photographs taken on a variety of pilgrimages - some are sacred, though not necessarily conventionally so, other places may have a personal significance. Others may simply be odd.
This a series of conversations on theological and philosphical themes, not too serious I hope, that lie in the background of many of my musical projects.
The full text of my study of Thomas Anson is here. This is a 200pp book, and still work in progress. I am happy to supply a PDF on request.