Andrew Baker Hidden Music A Franciscan Musical Theology

Andrew Baker – Hidden Music – A Franciscan Musical Theology


Could music be a divine language?

In this webinar, I will be looking at the importance of Music in the Franciscan Tradition from St Francis himself to the 18th century. The early Franciscans saw Creation as good in itself and radiant with God. As Creation depended on a Divine Harmony, music could be a divine language, an aspect of the Hidden Music of Nature. After the Reformation, Franciscan attitudes were put aside by the Church but were passed on by musicians even in the reformed churches where music could be a form of magic. He will also play some illustrative pieces.

About the speaker:

Baker

 

Andrew Baker is a composer and historical researcher. He has spent many years investigating the life and world of Thomas Anson of Shugborough and the forgotten 18th century Platonists. This quest always leads back to music as the Language of Creation. He has given talks to the Fintry Trust and the Temenos Academy amongst others and has recently completed a book Hidden Music – a Franciscan Musical Theology. Website: www.andrewbakercomposer.com


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Date

Wed, 5 June 2024
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Date: Wed, 5 June 2024
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  • Andrew Baker
    Andrew Baker
    Composer, Historical researcher

    Andrew Baker is a composer and historical researcher. He has spent many years investigating the life and world of Thomas Anson of Shugborough and the forgotten 18th century Platonists. This quest always leads back to music as the Language of Creation. He has given talks to the Fintry Trust and the Temenos Academy amongst others and has recently completed a book Hidden Music – a Franciscan Musical Theology.