North American British Music Studies Association

CFP: “Dancing Undisciplined”

CFP – Call for Papers (Due 11 July 2014): “Dancing Undisciplined” Evening Session of the AMS Music and Dance Study Group at the 2014 Joint Meeting of the AMS/SMT in Milwaukee 7 November, 8:00 PM.

The AMS Music and Dance Study Group invites submissions for our evening panel titled “Dancing Undisciplined,” to be held at the joint AMS/SMT meeting in Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. The panel will explore methods for incorporating dance into the music history and theory classroom. Panelists will speak for 10–15 minutes. The panel will be chaired by Chantal Frankenbach (California State University, Sacramento), who will moderate a discussion following the panelists’ papers. We welcome submissions on a variety of pedagogical approaches that acknowledge crucial, yet long-neglected, connections between music and dance. Topics might include: *innovative cross-disciplinary teaching in music and dance *successful collaborations between music and dance departments *dance in the pedagogy of rhythm and/or musical form *introducing terms such as Mouvement and Bewegung to the music student *dance in the history of jazz *considerations of dance in Baroque performance *historical composer/choreographer collaborations *dance in musical theater and opera *crossing boundaries between social dance and concert music Please submit abstracts of 250 words to the MDSG Program Committee Chair, Daniel Callahan, at Deadline for submissions is 11 July 2014.!events-and-cfps/c2q4

Recent PhDs on British music

Congratulations to the following NABMSA friends on successfully defending their Ph.D. theses:

John-Bede Pauley, “Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, and Silence as the Ineffable in English Cathedral Music,” Durham University, January 2014. (supervisor: Bennett Zon)

Katie Guthrie, “Music and Cultural Values in 1940s’ Britain,” King’s College London, April 2014. (1st supervisor: Roger Parker; 2nd supervisor: Heather Wiebe)

Recent Publications (May 2014)

Thank you to Jennifer Oates for compiling this list. As always, please let me know if you have publications or other news items to post to this blog.



Allis, Michael. “Bantock and Southey: Musical Otherness and Fatalism in Thalaba the Destroyer.” Music and Letters 95/1 (Feb 2014): 39-69

Angell, Jane. “Music and Charity on the British Home Front during the First World War.” Journal of Musicological Research 33/1-3 (Jan–Sept 2014): 184-205.

Duncan, Cheryll. “‘A Debt contracted in Italy’: Ferdinando Tenducci in a London Court and Prison.” Early Music 42/2 (May 2014): 219-29.

Guthrie, Kate. “Propaganda Music in Second World War Britain: John Ireland’s Epic March.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association 139, 1 (April 2014): 137–175.

Meinhart, Michelle. “Memory and Private Mourning in an English Country House During the First World War: Lady Alda Hoare’s Musical Shrine to a Lost Son.” Journal of Musicological Research 33/1-3 (Jan–Sept 2014): 39-95.

Shansky, Carol L. “Patriotism and the Skirl of the Pipes: The Scottish Highland Pipe Band and World War I British Recruiting in New York, 1916–1918.” Journal of Musicological Research 33/1-3 (Jan–Sept 2014): 241-67.

Williams, Vanessa. “‘Welded in a single mass’: Memory and Community in London’s Concert Halls during the First World War.” Journal of Musicological Research 33/1-3 (Jan–Sept 2014): 27-38.



Downes, Stephen C. After Mahler: Britten, Weill, Henze, and Romantic Redemption. New York: Cambridge University   Press, 2013.

Frith, Simon, Matt Brennan, Martin Cloonan, and Emma Webster. The History of Live Music in Britain. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013.

Golding, Rosemary. Music and Academia in Victorian Britain. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013.

Herbert, Trevor and Helen Barlow. Music and the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

MacFarlane, Thomas. The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013.

McGeary, Thomas. The Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Morra, Irene. Britishness, Popular Music, and National Identity: The Making of Modern Britain. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Rupprecht, Philip Ernest, ed. Rethinking Britten. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.



Birtwistle, Harrison. String Quartet: The Tree of Strings. London: Boosey, 2013.

Birtwistle, Harrison. Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano. London: Boosey, 2013.

Britten, Benjamin. Double Concerto for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra (1932). Edited by Colin Matthews. Study Score. London: Chester, [2013].

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel. Symphony in A Minor, Op. 8. With the Earlier Finales and Idyll, Op. 44. Edited by John L. Snyder. Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, vol. 60. Middleton, Wisc: AR Editions, 2013.

MacMillan, James. Seraph for Trumpet and String Orchestra. London: Boosey, 2013.

MacMillan, James. Violin Concerto (2009). Miniature score. London: Boosey, 2013.

Purcell, Henry. Services. Edited under the Supervision of the Purcell Society by Margaret Laurie and Burce Wood. Works, vol. 23. London: Stainer, 2013.

Songs in British Sources, c. 1150-1300. Transcribed and Edited by Helen Deeming. Musica Britannica, vol. 95. London: Stainer, 2013.

Tavener, John. The Protecting Veil for Cello and String Orchestra (1987). Piano score. London: Chester, 2012.

Recent Publications: February 2014

 Compiled by Jennifer Oates


Atlas, Allan W. “On the cyclic integrity of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of travel: one new question – no new answer.” Musical Times, vol. 154, no. 1924 (Autumn 2013): 5-17.

Britton, Andrew.  “The guitar and the Bristol school of artists.” Early Music, vol. 41, no. 4 (November 2013): 585-594.

Sparks, Paul. “Clara Ross, Mabel Downing and ladies’ guitar and mandolin bands in late Victorian Britain.” Early Music, vol. 41, no. 4 (November 2013): 621-632.

Thomson, Aidan J. “Bax and the ‘Celtic North’.” Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, vol. 8 (2012-13): 51-87.

Thomson, Aidan J. “Elgar and the City: the Cockaigne Overture and Contributions of Modernity.” Musical Quarterly, vol. 96 (Summer 2013): 219-62.

Wiley, Christopher. “Music and Literature: Ethel Smyth, Virginia Woolf, and ‘The First Woman to Write an Opera’.” Musical Quarterly, vol. 96, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 263-295.


Aspden, Suzanne. The Rival Sirens: Performance and Identity on Handel’s Operatic Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Beard, David. Harrison Birtwistle’s Operas and Music Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Calhoun, Scott D., Ed. Exploring U2: Is This Rock ‘n’ Roll?: Essays on the Music, Work, and Influence of U2. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012.

Gilman, Todd. The Theatre Career of Thomas Arne. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2013.

Gloag, Kenneth and Nicholas Jones, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Korczynski, Marek, Michael Pickering, and Emma Robertson. Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Mackenzie, Bridget. Piping Traditions of the Isle of Skye. Edinburgh: John Donald, 2012.

Mackenzie, Bridget. The Piping Tradition of the Inner Isles of the West Coast of Scotland. Edinburgh: John Donald, 2012.

McCarthy, Kerry. Byrd. The Master Musicians Series. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

McCleave, Sarah Yuill. Dance in Handel’s London Operas. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013.

Motherway, Susan H. The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.

Powell, Neil. Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music. New York: Henry Holt, 2013.


MacMillan, James. Violin Concerto (2009). Violin-Piano Score arranged by Stephen Gibson. London: Boosey, 2013.