Research and Publications

Current research projects include





  • Clavichord Discography (Cambridge, 2009)
  • Modern Music for the Clavichord (forthcoming 2019)
  • The Computational Analysis of Early Music (forthcoming 2020) [with Pablo Padilla and Dan Tidhar]
  • The Music Manuscript Collection of Edward Paston (forthcoming 2020)
  • Playing the Clavichord (forthcoming 2020)
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, also Tangents xxv (Fall 2008)
  • 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
  • 'Music at Fitzwilliam', in Cleaver, J. (ed), Fitzwilliam: the first 150 years of a Cambridge College (London, 2013), pp.141-144
  • ‘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]

Online Publications

  • The Piano in the 18th Century (2019) [edited collection]
  • Harpsichord & Fortepiano, Complete Index 1972-2019 (2019)
  • National Early Music Association, Complete Publications Index 1991-2019 (2019)


  • ‘The Choral Foundation of Corpus Christi College’, Corpus Christi College Annual Report (1988-89), pp.22-26
  • ‘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, xxxvi (October 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, xli (June 2008), pp.3-7
  • ‘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
  • 'Lutes and Lutenists in Tudor Cambridge', The Lute lx (2015), pp.21-31
  • 'The Cobham Hall Spinet Book', Early Keyboard Journal (2015)
  • ‘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]
  • ‘Putting Thomas Morley on stage’, National Early Music Association Newsletter ii/2 (July 2018), pp.20-25
  • ‘Learning the 48’, Harpsichord and Fortepiano xxiii/1 (Autumn 2018), pp.21-31
  • ‘Observations on two 16th century music manuscripts belonging to Sir John Petre’, The Consort, lxxv (Summer 2019), pp.22-41
  • 'Bach's Inventions & SInfonias and keyboard pedagogy', Sounding Board xiii (2019), pp.24-30
  • 'Exploring Chopin on the clavichord’, Tangents xlv (October 2019), pp.1-4
  • 'Guidelines for the systematic evaluation of early music theorists', National Early Music Association Newsletter, iii/2 (Autumn 2019)‘
  • 'The Musician’s Bookshelf: J. S. Bach', Harpsichord and Fortepiano xxiv/2 (Spring 2020)
  • 'J. S. Bach as instrument collector’ (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)
  • ‘Building a library: the geographical compilation of the Peterhouse partbooks’, National Early Music Association Newsletter (forthcoming)

  • 'The clavichord music of Herbert Howells' (in preparation)