Book reviews

I am very happy to be asked by journal editors to review books and CDs. Here is a selection of reviews that I have written, with links to open-access copies of the published versions.

  • 2017
    • Book Review: British royal and state funerals: music and ceremonial since Elizabeth I by Matthias Range. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2016. 408 p. ISBN: 9781783270927. Hardback. £50. In Brio: journal of the UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries. Vol. 54, no.2. More …
    • Book Review: The Magic Flute Libretto: More Literary, Religious and Historical Sources and their Interpretation by Ian Thomson. (Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2014). In Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism. Vol. 6, No. 1 (2015), 133-4. More …
    • Book Review:Venanzio Rauzzini in Britain: Castrato, Composer, and Cultural Leader  by Paul F. Rice. Series: ‘Eastman Studies in Music’.  (Rochester, NY, and Woodbridge: University of Rochester Press, 2015). In Brio: journal of the UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries. Vol. 54, no.1 (Spring/Summer 2017) 64-66. More …
  • 2016
    • Book Review: George Smart and nineteenth-century London concert life by John Carnelley. Series: Music in Britain. (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2015). In Brio: journal of the UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries. Vol. 53, no.2 (Autumn/Winter 2016) 56-59. More …
  •  2015
    • Book Review: The advancement of music in enlightenment England: Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music by Tim Eggington. Series: Music in Britain.  (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2014). In Brio : journal of the UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries. Vol.52, no.2 (Autumn/Winter 2015) 62–65. More …
  •  2014
    • CD Review: “Aux Mânes d’un Frére qui fut Roi” (1865): masonic funeral cantata for Leopold 1 by K-L (C-L) Hanssens. In  Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism Vol 5. No. 2 (2014) 247–8. More …
  • 2013
    • Book Review: The politics of opera in Handel’s Britain by Thomas McGeary (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). In Restoration and Eighteenth-century Theatre Research 28/2 (2013) 95 – 97. More …
  •  2012
    • Book Review: Guess at the rest: cracking the Hogarth code, by Elisabeth Soulier-Detis. (Cambridge: Lutterworth 2010). In  Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012), 132. More …
    • Book Review: John Theophilus Desaguliers: a natural philosopher, engineer and freemason in Newtonian England, by Audrey Carpenter. (New York; London: Continuum, 2011). In Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism (Vol. 3, No. 1. 2012), 130-31. More …
    • Book Review: Dictionnaire des marins franc-maçons, gens de mer et professions connexes aux Xviiie, XIXe, et XXe siècles, edited by J-M Van Hille (Paris : SPM-Lettrage, 2011). In Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism (Vol. 2, No. 2. 2011), 349-50. More …
    • Book Review: La Franc-maçonnerie dans les ports, edited by Cécile Révauger and Éric Saunier (Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2012). In  Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism (Vol.3, No.2.2012), 298-99. More … 

 

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J.S. Bach ‘Canon perpetuus super Thema Regium’, the seventh canon from ‘Regis Jussu Cantio Et Reliqua Canonica Arte Resoluta’ [“The Musical Offering” BWV 1079]