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

Peter Stoltzfus Berton (b.1968)

Hereford Variations op 22

A set of 15 organ pieces inspired by the writings of Thomas Traherne, which are given visual realisation by the Tom Denny stained glass windows in the Audley chapel of Hereford Cathedral.

The writings which inspired both Tom Denny and Peter Berton are taken from Centuries of Meditations, Select Meditations, The Kingdom of God and Commentaries of Heaven.

The Wonders

A setting for choir and organ of Traherne’s poem The Enquirie (verses 5 and 6).