PUBLICATIONS

Books :-

[in preparation] - "The Talbot Manuscript"

 

Monographs :-

[in preparation] - “The English Harpsichord in Transition : 1680 – 1725”, to be published as part of The Historical Harpsichord V. edited by John Koster  (Pendragon Press, NY., due 2009)

 
Catalogues :-

2003 -

Lutes, Citterns and Guitars - Catalogue of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

1997 -

Zithers, Plucked and Hammered Instruments - Catalogue of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

1995 -

Viols and Violins - Catalogue of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

Articles and Papers :-

2008 –

Paper - , “Volume or timbre - the swell in Eighteenth-century English harpsichords”, Invited presentation given at the Conference "Harmoniques", Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2008.

2007 –

Article - , “Stringed Instrument Making in Sixteenth-Century England”, In Monika Lustig, ed. Musical Instrument Making in the Sixteenth Century, part of the Proceedings of the Musikinstrumentenbau-Symposium in Michaelstein, May 2005.  Blankenburg, Harz: Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein.

Paper - , “The Talbot manuscript - what did he mean?”, given at the Meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society, Yale, USA, June 2007.

2006 –

Article – “The Early Wire-Strung Guitar”, published in the Galpin Society Journal, LIX, 2006.

Paper – “The Mirrey triple-fretted clavichord – a Flemish example?, given at the Clavichord Symposium, Edinburgh, October, 2006.

Paper – “Reconstructing an Instrument after a Portrait by Jan van Hemessen, Antwerp about 1530”, Invited presentation (including a recital on the reproduction of the discussed instrument).  Combined meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society, the Galpin Society and CIMCIM, Vermillion, SD, USA.  May 2006.

2005 -

Article - "Parallel to the Organ - the English Virginal in Stuart England", published in Historic Organs Reconsidered, edited by John Watson. (Harmonie Park Press: Warren, MI, 2005)

Paper - “Stringed Instrument Making in Sixteenth-Century England”, Invited presentation.  “Musical Instrument Making in the Sixteenth Century Symposium, Michaelstein, May 2005.

Paper - "Stringed Keyboard Instruments in England to 1630."  Invited presentation.  Symposium on Early English Keyboards.  Aberdeen, April 2005.

Paper - "The Talbot manuscript - better as it is than the book it never was?", given as a post-graduate seminar, Music Department, University of Edinburgh, February 2005.  (Altered version given as a lecture at the Department of Music, Oxford University, November 2005).

2004 -

Paper - "From Elizabethan to Restoration : Changes in Design and Sound of English Virginals", given at the meeting of the Dutch Harpsichord Society, Delft, April 2004

2003 -

Article - "The Clavichords of Michael Praetorius, Part 2", published in Clavichord International, Volume 7, Number 2,

Article - "The Clavichords of Michael Praetorius, Part 1", published in Clavichord International, Volume 7, Number 1.

Paper - "Early English Virginals", given at the combined meeting of the SEHKS, MWKS, WEKA, at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD, May 2003.

Paper - "The Palmer Orpharion : a re-evaluation", given at the combined meeting of the Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument Society, London, August 2003.

2002 -

Paper - "The sixteenth-century Flemish clavichord school", given at the British Clavichord Society Meeting, Edinburgh, August 2002.

Paper - "The 'Mar' and 'AH' instruments - the two surviving sixteenth-century English virginals", given as part of the 'Musica Britannica' section of the Festival van Vlaanderen, Antwerp, September 2002.

2001 -

Articles - Entries on "Virginal, English" and "Talbot, James" in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, ed. Stanley Sadie.

Article - "Addenda - Further information on the Mar Virginal", published in the Galpin Society Journal, LIV, 2001.

2000 -

Article - "The Robert Hatley Virginal and Common Measure", published in the Early Keyboard Journal, XVIII, 2000.

Article - "Two Elizabethan Virginals?", published in the Galpin Society Journal, LIII, 2000.

Article - "Tangent Layout and Triple-Fretted Clavichord Tuning", published as part of the Proceedings of the 4th International Clavichord Conference, Magnano, Italy.

Paper - "Talbot, Mersenne and Praetorius : the uses - and abuses - of documentary sources", given at the Bowed Stringed Instrument Symposium, organised by the Viol da Gamba Society, EUCHMI and EMFS, Edinburgh, June 2000.

1999 -

Paper - "Parallel to the Organ - the English Virginal in Stuart England", given at the Historic Organs Reconsidered Symposium, Smithfield, Virginia, January 1999.

Paper - "Two Elizabethan Virginals?", given at the Galpin Society Symposium, Edinburgh, August 1999.

Paper - "Tangent Layout and Triple Fretted Clavichord Tuning", given at the 4th International Clavichord Conference, Magnano, Italy.

1998 -

Article - "Innovation and the Development of the Modern Six String Guitar", published in the Galpin Society Journal, LI, 1998.

Article - "The Van Hemessen Clavichord and the early Flemish Clavichord School", published as part of the Proceedings of the 3rd International Clavichord Conference, Magnano, Italy.

1997 -

Article - "The Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen Clavichord Portrait", published in Clavichord International, Volume 1, Number 2.

Paper - "English Virginal Design Concepts, and Seventeenth-Century Pitch Standards", given as a post-graduate seminar, Edinburgh University Music Faculty, November 1997.

Paper - "The Van Hemessen Clavichord and the Early Flemish Clavichord School", given at the 3rd International Clavichord Conference, Magnano, Italy, September 1997.

Paper - "English Virginal Design Concepts and Pitch Standards", given at the Galpin Society Symposium, Edinburgh, August 1997.

Paper - "Tension-Free Instruments - the Guitar and Mandolin Designs of Orville Gibson", given at the Galpin Society Symposium, August 1997.

1996 -

Article - "The Spanish Influence on the English Virginal", expanded version of the AMIS meeting paper, published in the Early Keyboard Journal, XV, 1996.

Paper - "Forward to the Past - the Reconstruction of Historical Keyboard Instruments (1500-1800)", given at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, March 1996.

Paper - "The Spanish Influence on the English Virginal", given at the American Musical Instrument Society Annual Meeting, Vermillion, May 1996.

1995 -

Article - "The Identification of the Talbot Manuscript Harpsichord", reduced version of the Symposium paper, published in the Galpin Society Journal, XLVIII, 1995.

Paper - "Design Concepts and Innovation in London Musical Instrument Making", given at the Purcell Tercentenary Conference, Museum of London, April 1995.

1994 -

Paper - "The Identification of the Talbot Manuscript Harpsichord", given at the Galpin Society Symposium, Edinburgh, June 1994.

1992 -

Booklet "'The King's Virginals' and its music", (with Alec Cobbe and Dr Richard Luckett) - the booklet was an enlarged version of an article appearing in Country Life, February 1992, to mark the opening of an exhibition at the British Library.

Technical drawings :-

Forthcoming -

Baroque Guitar by Pietro Rallich, Venice c. 1650 and baroque violin, possibly by John Barrett, London c. 1725. All to be published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. 

2007 -

Orpharion, Francis Palmer, London, 1617 (published by the Musikhistorisk Museum and Carl Claudius' Samling, Copenhagen, National Museums of Denmark)

2004 -

Triple-fretted clavichord, Anonymous, Nuremburg, c1700 (published by the Russell Collection, Edinburgh); and guitar by Johann Georg Staufer, Vienna, 1829 (published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments)

2003 -
Baroque Guitar stamped "IOZE/DOR/V", Iberian, c.1740-50 (published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments)

1998 -
Baroque Guitar by Alexandre Voboam, Paris, 1680 (published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.); and Baroque Guitar by Matteo Sellas, Venice, c1640 (published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments)

1995 -
Terz Guitar, Anonymous, France ,c1825; and a guitar by Louis Panormo, London, second quarter of the 19th century (published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments)

1993 -
Lute, labelled Matheus Buchenberg, Rome, c1620; and a mandolin attributed to Vinaccia, Naples, early 18th century (published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments)

1992 -
Guitar by Rene Lacote, Paris, c1825; and a guitar by Gennaro Fabricatore, Naples, 1822 (published by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments)

1990 -
Clavichord by I.C.Gerlach, Hamburg, 1756; and an Anonymous Italian bentside spinet, c1650 (published by the Ringve Museum, Trondheim, Norway)

Reviews :-

2004 -

"The Historical Harpsichord IV", edited by Howard Schott, published in the Galpin Society Journal LVII, 2004.

2003 -

"The Story of A - A History of Performing Pitch" by Bruce Haynes, published in the British Clavichord Society Newsletter, October, 2003.

"Guitar Cultures" edited by Andy Bennett and Kevin Dawe, published in the Galpin Society Journal LVI, 2003.

2002 -

"Deception, Forgery and Law Suits in England and America" by Brian W. Harvey and Carla J. Shapreau; "A History of the Hammered Dulcimer" by Paul M. Gifford; and "Syntagma Musicum" by Michael Praetorius [facsimile reprint], published in the Galpin Society Journal LV, 2002.

2001 -

"America's Instrument - The banjo in the nineteenth century" by Philip Gura and James Bollman; "Guitar Stories, Volume 2" by Michael Wright; and "Electric Guitars - The Illustrated Encyclopedia" edited by Tony Bacon, published in the Galpin Society Journal, LIV, 2001.

2000 -

"The Hubert Clavichord Data Book" by Koen Vermeij, published in Clavichord International, Vol 4 No 2, 2000.

1998 -

"Zithern" [Zither catalogue published by Leipzig University], published in the Galpin Society Journal, LI, 1998.

1996 -

"De Clavicordio: Proceedings of the International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, 9-11 September 1993" edited by Bernard Brauchli, Susan Brauchli and Alberto Galazzo; and "The Harpsichord and its Repertoire: Proceedings of the International Harpsichord Symposium, Utrecht, 1990" edited by Pieter Dirksen, published in the Galpin Society Journal, XLIX, 1996.

1995 -

"Acoustic Guitars and other Fretted Instruments" by George Gruhn and Walter Carter; and (with Arnold Myers) "European Musical Instruments in Liverpool Museum" edited by Pauline Rushton, published in the Galpin Society Journal, XLVIII, 1995.

1994 -
"Acquired of the Angels: the Lives and Works of Master Guitar Makers John D'Angelico and James D'Aquisto", by Paul William Schmidt; "Violin Fraud: Deception, Forgery, Theft and the Law" by Brian Harvey; and "Checklist of Harpsichords, Clavichords, Organs, Harmoniums" by Clemens von Gleich, published in the Galpin Society Journal, XLVII, 1994.

1992 -

"A Handbook on the Strings of the Pianoforte and other Keyboard Instruments with Design Formulae", by W. Trow Goddard; and "A Handbook of Historical Stringing Practice for Keyboard Instruments 1671-1856" by Malcolm Rose and David Law, published in the Galpin Society Journal, XLV, 1992.