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Bach Musical Remedies

It is well known that music and sound therapy enriches and transforms people in ways beyond measurement. But is it possible to tap this potential for transformation in a focused, even systematic way? This project, Musical Remedies, by the composer Andrew Morris of Herefordshire, England, is an attempt to translate the essence of the Bach Flower Remedies into the language of music through musics and sound therapy.

  • Bach Flower Remedies: A philosophical overview
  • About each Musical Remedy

News and Events

Fortcoming events

 

April 28th 2017   Herefordshire Composers' Workshop concert given by Andrew Morris and The Offa String Quartet

Lion Ballroom, Leominster 1930

May 19th 2017

Concert at Yarpole Church given by Nathalie Chalkley (soprano) and The Birchpole Singers with Andrew Morris.

Programme to feature compositions by Andrew Morris and Gary Higginson. Hopefully also other Herefordshire composers as well as songs by Schumann and Wolf.

September 24th 2017

Bach: A Personal Reflection

There are many sources of information about the Bach Flower Remedies on the web, and links to some of these can be followed directly from this site.

But what is my own understanding of the significance of the Bach Flower Remedies?

As I understand it, Bach’s view of human nature is similar to that of the early Church Fathers. We are not born into original sin, but in Matthew Fox’s memorable phrase, into original blessing. We are created in the image of God, i.e. with the divine nature or divine blueprint within us.

Bach: Journey from the Mind to the Heart

Bach said that ‘it is impossible to put truth into words’ and indeed his own writings were whittled down to a minimum.

On the one hand we have the desires of the mind – for answers, for structures, for certainties. All this tends to bring tension, anxiety, distress.

On the other hand, the deep desire of the heart is for purity, harmony, equanimity.

Bach: Journey from the Mind to the Heart

Bach said that ‘it is impossible to put truth into words’ and indeed his own writings were whittled down to a minimum.

On the one hand we have the desires of the mind – for answers, for structures, for certainties. All this tends to bring tension, anxiety, distress.

On the other hand, the deep desire of the heart is for purity, harmony, equanimity.

About each Musical Remedy

The notes about the individual Bach Flower Remedies which follow are precised from Julian Barnard’s wonderful book Bach Flower Remedies : Form and Function.

About the compositions

The set of pieces known as Musical Remedies were created in lead sheet format in the period March – December 2004 by Andrew Morris

Inspiration

The inspiration behind the Musical Remedies is the set of 38 Flower Remedies discovered by Dr Edward Bach (1886 – 1936). Each piece of music aims to convey something of the mental, emotional and spiritual state of the corresponding Flower Remedy. The intention behind each piece of music is that is transformational rather than merely reflective, i.e. it involves the shifting of energy from one place to another.

Bach Flower Remedies UK | Bach Remedies for Anxiety

Dr Edward Bach (1886 – 1936) is remembered especially for his discovery of how to harness the healing powers of various plants, and his organisation of this knowledge into the system of natural healing known as the Bach Flower Remedies. Although primarily based on plants that were commonly found in England in the 1930s, the practise of the Bach Flower Remedies has now spread throughout the world and there are practitioners in all continents to guide people towards healing.