Research and Publications

Current research projects include:

  • an examination of the music of Louis Couperin from an analytic perspective
  • models for Bach's Goldberg Variations
  • the history of fugue teaching in 19th-century Britain




Clavichord Discography (Cambridge, 2009)
The Computational Analysis of Early Music (forthcoming 2019) [with Pablo Padilla and Dan Tidhar]
The Music Manuscript Collection of Edward Paston (forthcoming 2019)
Playing the Clavichord (forthcoming 2019)

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries
‘Dunstable’, ‘Dowland’, ‘Tavener’, ‘Winchester Troper’, ‘Worcester Fragments’ and other entries in Marc Honegger (ed), Dictionnaire de l’art vocal, 3 vols, (Paris, 1992)

Elizabeth Alder et al., The Organs of West Sussex, (Chichester, 2000)
‘The Clavichord on CD’, in International Clavichord Directory, (London, 2001), pp.7-20, revised edition (London, 2/2008), pp.11-31
‘Composing for the Clavichord’, in International Clavichord Directory (London, 2005), pp.9-10
Articles in Igor Kipnis (ed), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments, II: Harpsichord and Clavichord, (London, 2007)
‘A short guide to the Clavichord and its music’, in International Clavichord Directory (London, 2/2008), pp.9-10
‘Online music scores’, in International Clavichord Directory (London, 2/2008), pp.72-73
‘Identification and evolution of musical style I - Hierarchical transition networks and their modular structure’, in  Agustín-Aquino, O. A., Lluis-Puebla, E. and Montiel, M. (eds), Mathematics and Computation in Music (Heidelberg, 2017), pp.258-79 [with Pablo Padilla and Dan Tidhar]

‘Three Magdalen Organists: Paul Benecke’s Reminiscences of John Stainer, Walter Parratt and John Varley Roberts’, The Organ, lxvii: 269, (July 1989), pp.137-145
‘Zechariah Buck of Norwich’, Musical Times, cxxxi: 1764, (February 1990), pp.107-109
‘John Richardson’s Cathedral Tour of 1869’, The Organ, lxix: 272, (Spring 1990), pp.8-12
‘A Restoration Version of Gibbons’ Short Service’, Organists’ Review, lxxvi: 271, (June 1990), pp.97-100
‘The History of the Choral Foundation of St John’s College, Oxford’, Musical Times, cxxxi: 1770, (August 1990), pp.444-447
‘A Clavichord Discography’, Music Review, li: 3 (August 1990) pp.221-233
‘Magdalen College MS 347: An Index and Commentary’, Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies, xiv, (1990), pp.4-9
‘Johann Sebastian Bach und das Clavichord: Argumente für ein verkanntes Instrument’, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, (November 1990), pp.15-18
‘Repertorî Editi di Polifonia Latina a Stampata (1501-1620)’, Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, xxv: 2, (1990), pp.313-332
‘Some Observations on the Clavichord in France’, Galpin Society Journal, xliv, (1991), pp.71-76
‘The Choral Foundation of Corpus Christi College, Oxford’, The Organ, lxx: 275, (Winter 1991), pp.10-14
‘The Clavichord: A Comprehensive Bibliography’, Galpin Society Journal, xlviii, (1995), pp.52-67
‘Thomas Mulliner’s Oxford Career’, The Organ, lxxv: 297, (Summer 1996), pp.132-135
‘The Keyboard Sonatas of Johan Helmich Roman’, Clavichord International, x/1 (May 2006), pp.24-26
‘New historic references to the clavichord in Durham’, British Clavichord Society Newsletter, (November 2006), pp.6-9
‘The Clavier Music of Georg Böhm (1661-1733)’, Clavichord International, xi/1 (May 2007), pp.25-27
‘The historic chapel music manuscripts at Trinity’, Trinity College Annual Report, (2007), pp.55-59
‘The clavichord in Tudor Cambridge’, British Clavichord Society Newsletter, (June 2008)
‘The Keyboard Music of Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)’, Clavichord International, xii/2 (November 2008), pp.63-65
‘Revisiting The Future of early music in Britain’, Early Music xli/1 (February 2013), pp.11-15
‘Chambonnières versus Louis Couperin: attributing the F major Chaconne’, Harpsichord and Fortepiano xxii/1 (November 2017), pp.28-32 [with Pablo Padilla and Dan Tidhar]
‘Learning the 48’, Harpsichord and Fortepiano xxiii/1 (November 2018), pp.21-31
‘Building a library: the geographical compilation of the Peterhouse partbooks’, National Early Music Association Newsletter (forthcoming)
'Lutes and Lutenists in Tudor Cambridge' (forthcoming)
‘Observations on two 16th century music manuscripts belonging to Sir John Petre’ (forthcoming)
‘The Paston collection as sources of Byrd’s music’ (forthcoming)
‘Italian madrigals in the Paston collection, c.1575-1620’ (under submission)
‘The transmission of motet copies within the Paston manuscripts, c.1610’ (under submission)
‘New structures in composition: mathematical methods for all’ [with Alexander Blustin, Pablo Padilla and Dan Tidhar] (under submission)
‘A Menuet by Gottfried Grunewald and Bach’s “Goldberg” aria’ (under submission)
'Guidelines for the systematic evaluation of early music theory' (under submission)