The well-loved story of the simple, shy cowherd, lay brother in the seventh century Whitby Abbey, and how he was inspired by a divine vision to become 'father of religious poetry', in a musical drama (40 mins. approx.) with beautiful music by Donald Swann. The story is told in dialogue, which can be acted in full costume and adapted to provide several more parts, or simply narrated by one person in the concert version as required. The music is for choir and instruments (piano, recorders, bells as available). The Full Score contains background notes and production suggestions.