The Traherne Association welcomes you to this site which celebrates and promotes the life and work of the poet and spiritual writer Thomas Traherne (c1637 - 1674).

Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Jonathan Dove (b.1959)

There Was a Child

This is a large scale cantata in memory of Robert van Allan that was first performed at the Norwich & Norfolk Festival 2009. It includes settings of verses from Traherne’s ‘Eden’ and ‘On Leaping over the Moon’, as well as from Walt Whitman, Charles Causley, Langston Hughes, Wordsworth, Keats, Emily Dickinson and others. (See Church Times 22 July 2011)