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

Nigel Butterley (b.1935)

An Australian composer much influenced by Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Ireland and Britten, he studied with, inter alia, Paul Rainier. In addition to settings of Traherne, he has set words by Hardy, Blake and Whitman (Leaves of Grass).

Meditations of Thomas Traherne

Each of the five meditations from Traherne begins with a solitary held note on the piano.

Published: 1968

Recorded: “From Sorrowing Earth”, ABC classics 446 478-2