The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

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.