Research and Publications

Francis has published numerous articles in journals, magazines and encyclopedias including The Organ, Musical Times, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Galpin Society Journal, Organists’ Review, Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies, Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, Dictionnaire de l’art vocal, International Clavichord Directory, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments and International Record Review. His 200-page Clavichord Discography appeared in 2009 and he has written many hundreds of CD and book reviews in the past 20 years.

His current research projects include

  • an examination of the music of Louis Couperin from an analytic perspective. Website formal-methods-in-musicology.webnode.com/
  • models for Bach's Goldberg Variations
  • biographical information about lutenists in Tudor Cambridge
  • the history of fugue teaching in 19th-century Britain.