About A Shared Vision? Gerald Finzi and Thomas Traherne

Thomas Traherne Stained Glass Window in Hereford Cathedral

Richard Willmott, Chairman of the Traherne Association, examines Finzi’s use of Traherne’s lyrical verse and prose in his entrancing cantata, Dies Natalis. In particular, he compares Traherneʼs understanding of childhood innocence with Finziʼs as suggested both by the latterʼs selections from Traherne and by his choice of Wordsworth and Hardy as writers to set in some of his other works.

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