Essays & Articles

Most of these articles will be found to link together to form a continuous story. The notes on "Spirit of Place" were first sketched in 2003. The series of "Ravello Dialogues" was first thought of at Ravello. These lead to "A Musical Wanderer" and "The Consolations of Music." The leading character is my imaginary composer from my 2005 Composer in Residence project at Shugborough, and purported composer of The Shugborough Sonatas. These semi-fictitious writings are then followed by "Plato's Football." which is an essay in my own voice - to a point.

There is also a full length book about Thomas Anson of Shugborough and essays may appear about other topics and people from time to time.