The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

Recent Publications, Fall 2015


Born, Georgina and Kyle Devine. “Music Technology, Gender, and Class: Digitization, Educational and Social Change in Britain.” Twentieth-Century Music 12/2 (September 2015): 135-72.

Butler, Katherine. “Death songs and elegies: singing about death in Elizabethan England.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 269-280.

Dolven, Jeff. “Purcell’s Dido and the Fate of Mark Morris.” Opera Quarterly 31/3 (Summer 2015): 186-189.

Fehlandt, Tina. “Dancing Dido.” Opera Quarterly 31/3 (Summer 2015): 190-193.

Guthrie, Kate Guthrie. “Democratizing Art: Music Education in Postwar Britain.” Musical Quarterly 97/4 (Winter 2014): 575-615.

Harris, Ellen T. “Taking the Oaths: The Directors of the Royal Academy of Music Swear Allegiance to King and Country.” Eighteenth-Century Music 12/2 (September 2015): 197-210.

McCarthy, Kerry, “Josquin in England: An Unexpected Sighting,” Early Music 43/3 (2015): 449-54.

McGeary, Thomas. “Handel as Orpheus: the Vauxhall Statue Re-examined.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 291-308.

Pink, Andrew. “Solomon, Susanna and Moses: Locating Handel’s Lost Librettist.” Eighteenth-Century Music 12/2 (September 2015): 211-22.

Pinnock, Andrew. “Which Genial Day? More on the Court Origin of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, with a shortlist of dates for its possible performance before King Charles II.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 199-212.

Stewart-MacDonald, Rohan H. “The Recital in England: Sir William Sterndale Bennett’s ‘Classical Chamber Concerts’, 1843-1856.” Ad Parnassum 25 (April 2015):

Thompson, Robert. ‘A particular Friendship’: Bell Barr, Annabella Howard and Sarah Churchill.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 213-223.

Thomson, Aidan J. “‘Proficiscere, anima Christiana’: Gerontius and German Mysticism.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 138/2 (November 2013): 275–312.

Tuppen, Sandra. “Purcell in the 18th Century: Music for the ‘Quality, Gentry, and Others’.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 233-245.

Venn, Edward Venn. “Thomas Adès and the Spectres of Brahms.” Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 140/1 (Spring 2015): 163-212.

Vickers, Justin. “Peter Maxwell Davies’s Variations on a Theme: A Catalog of the ‘Sea’ Works.” Notes 71/4 (June 2015): 644-71.

Ward-Griffin, Danielle. “Theme Park Britten: Staging the English Village at the Aldeburgh Festival.” Cambridge Opera Journal, 27/1 (March 2015):

Weaver, Andrew H. “A Recently Rediscovered Motet by Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 281-289

Wiebe, Heather. “Discovering America: From Paul Bunyan to Peter Grimes.” Cambridge Opera Journal, 27/2 (July 2015): 129-153.

Wood, Bruce. “Purcell and his Poets.” Early Music 43/2 (2015): 225-231.


Black British Jazz Routes, Ownership and Performance. Jason Toynbee, Catherine Tackley, and Mark Doffman, eds. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Duffin, Ross W. The Music Treatises of Thomas Ravenscroft: Treatise of Practicall Musicke and A Brief Discourse. Farnham, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Hajeski, Nancy J. The Beatles: Here, There, and Everywhere. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2014.

Harris, Ellen T. George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends. New York: Norton, 2014.

Hutcheon, Linda and Michael Hutcheon. Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Kim, Helen. Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in London. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Mitchell, James A. The Walrus and The Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2014.

Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 1890 to 1939. Len Platt, Tobias Becker, and David Linton, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Stratton, Jon. When Music Migrates: Crossing British and European Racial Faultlines, 1945-2010. Farnham, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Williams, Sarah F. Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Ballads. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2015.

compiled by Jennifer Oates

Articles and Book Chapters

Clapp-Itnyre, Alisa. “Reforming Society: Missionary and Bands of Hope Hymns for Children.” In “Perplext in Faith”: Essays on Victorian Belief and Doubts, edited by Alisa Clapp-Itnyre and Julie Melnyk , 75-114. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2015.

Collins, Sarah. “The Composer as ‘Good European’: Musical Modernism, Amor fati and the Cosmopolitanism of Frederick Delius.” Twentieth-Century Music 12/1 (March 2015): 97-123.

Cook, James. “The Style of Walter Frye and an Anonymous Mass in the Lucca Choirbook.” Music & Letters 96/1 (February 2015): 1-27.

Knighton, Tess. “John Brande Trend (1887–1958) and His Musical ‘Iter Hispanicum’.” Music & Letters, 95/4 (November 2014): 550-583.

Lovesey, Oliver. “‘A Cellarful of Boys’: The Swinging Sixties, Autobiography, and the Other Beatle.” Popular Music and Society 38/2 (2015):160-175.

Meinhart, Michelle. Variations on the Grand Tour: Musical Seduction and Catholic Communion in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Italian Travel Diaries of Lady Anne Noel Blunt.” In “Perplext in Faith”: Essays on Victorian Belief and Doubts, edited by Alisa Clapp-Itnyre and Julie Melnyk, 168-207. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2015.

Piekut, Benjamin. “Indeterminacy, Free Improvisation, and the Mixed Avant-Garde: Experimental Music in London, 1965–1975.” Journal of the American Musicological Society, 67/3 (Fall 2014): 769-824.

Switzky, Lawrence. “Allegory and Its Limits in the Ring: Bernard Shaw and Patrice Chéreau on Wagner.” Musical Quarterly 30/2-3 (Spring-Summer 2014): 172-187.

Ward-Griffin, Danielle. “Virtually There: Site-Specific Performance on Screen.” Opera Quarterly 30/4 (Autumn 2014): 362-8.

Walsh, Michael J.K., “Mama’s Boys, Celtus, and the Troubles in Northern Ireland.” Rock Music Studies, 2/1 (February 2015): 46-60.

Wollenberg, Susan. “Musical Life in a University City: The Development of Concert Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oxford.” Ad Parnassum, 12/24 (October 2014).


Butler, Katherine. Music in Elizabethan Court Politics. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell, 2015.

John Wallis: Writings on Music. Edited by David Cram and Benjamin Wardhaugh. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Duguid Timothy. Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice: English ‘Singing Psalms’ and Scottish ‘Psalm Buiks’, c. 1547-1640. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

George Frideric Handel: Collected Documents. Edited by Donald Burrows, et. al. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Ghuman, Nalini. Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination, 1897-1914. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Goulden, John. Michael Costa: England’s First Conductor: The Revolution in Musical Performance in England, 1830-1880. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.

Legacies of Ewan MacColl: The Last Interview. Edited by Allan F. Moore and Giovanni Vacca.  Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945. Edited by Jon Stratton and Nabeel Zuberi. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Toft, Robert Toft. With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in Sixteenth-Century England and Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Womack, Kenneth. The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2014.



From March 2nd to 6th, the Essay program on BBC Radio 3 will air a series on Unsung Heroines of Classical Music, and on 8 March the entire day has an exciting full day of women’s music:

As part of this celebration of International Women’s Day, NABMSA member Phyllis Weliver will be presenting a 15-minute essay, “Classical Music’s Unsung Heroines: Mary Gladstone”, on BBC Radio 3 at 10:45 Greenwich Mean Time/5:45 Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  Listen live (or later as a podcast):

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded NABMSA member Phyllis Weliver a Fellowship for her project, Mary Gladstone and the Victorian Salon, 1876-1883.  She will begin her 12-month fellowship on January 1, 2015. Congratulations to Dr. Weliver!

Congratulations to NABMSA president Candace Bailey! Her project “Music and the Performance of Women’s Culture in the South, 1840-1870″ has been selected for a NEH Award for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This award provides support for twelve months research and writing, similar to the more familiar NEH Fellowship in the Humanities.