Harpsichord and Lute Music in 17th-Century France
London: Macmillan/Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1987

Continuo Playing according to Handel
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3/1995
(Japanese translation) Tokyo: Zen-On Music, 1994

Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002, 2/2006

Unaccompanied Bach: Performing the Solo Works
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009



Michel Blavet: Sonates pour flûte et basse continue opus 2
Paris: Heugel, 1999   (Le Pupitre 79; sponsored by Musica Gallica)

Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.20
London: Peters Edition, 2001 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.33
London: Peters Edition, 2002 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.50
London: Peters Edition, 2003 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.54/55
London: Peters Edition, 2004 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.64
London: Peters Edition, 2005 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.71/74
London: Peters Edition, 2007 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: 6 String Quartets Op.76
London: Peters Edition, 2009 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)
Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Op.42, Op.77, Op.103
London: Peters Edition, 2014 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)

The Baroque Composers (5 vols) series editor
Farnham: Ashgate, 2010–2011

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1001-1006, Transcribed for Viola
London: Peters Edition, 2017 (with Simon Rowland-Jones)

Papers, Articles, Chapters

‘Aspects of 17th-century French lute style reflected in the works of the “clavecinistes”’, The Lute xxii/2 (1982), pp.55–67.

‘French lute music 1600–1650: towards a definition of genres’, The Lute xxx (1990), pp.24–47.

‘What the lute sources tell us about the performance of French harpsichord music’ (paper given at the International Harpsichord Symposium, Utrecht 1990); published version in The Harpsichord and its Repertoire, ed. P. Dirksen (Utrecht: STIMU, 1992), pp.59–86 .

‘“Sequacious of the Lyre”: modes, music, magic and medicine in the setting of Dryden’s A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day’ (paper given at the Joint Universities’ Seminars in English, Manchester, May 1998).

Articles for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, including the terms ‘Continuo’ and ‘Prelude’, French harpsichordists and lutenists, and figures in the 20th-century early music revival (London: Macmillan, 2001).

‘On the Manner of Playing the Adagio: neglected features of a genre’, Early Music xxix/1 (2/2001), pp.15–26.

‘J.S.Bach as teacher: new perspectives and materials’ (paper given at the Tenth Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, Universidad de la Rioja, July 2002).

‘Bach, the occult, and The Forty-Eight’ (paper given in the Colloquium Series of the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, Lent Term 2003).

‘Style change in English lute and keyboard sources in the time of Orlando Gibbons’ (paper given at the International Symposium of the Festival der Virginalen, Delft, April 2004).

‘Les goûts réunis and the music of J.S.Bach‘ (paper given at the symposium ‘Französische Musik um 1700 im europäischen Kontext’, Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel, December 2004); published version in Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis xxviii (2004), pp.63–80.

‘Bach’s unaccompanied string music: genre, style, performance’ (paper given in the Research Colloquium series, Birmingham Conservatoire, March 2005).

‘German and Swedish keyboard arrangements of seventeenth-century French lute music: a repertory for fretted clavichord?’ (paper given at the VII International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, September 2005); published version in De Clavicordio VII: The Clavichord and the Lute (ed. B. Brauchli, A. Galazzo, J. Wardman) pp.63–80 (Magnano: The International Centre for Clavichord Studies, 2006).

‘Practical and physical aspects of Bach’s 48’ (paper given at the Symposium ‘Performing the “48”’, Royal Academy of Music, London, January 2007).

‘A question of genre: J.S. Bach and the “mixed style”’, (paper given at the Twelfth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, University of Warsaw, July 2006); published version in Music and its Questions: Essays in Honor of Peter Williams, ed. T. Donahue (Richmond VA: OHS Press, 2007), pp.205-24.

‘When notation is too exact to be exact: J.S. Bach’s suggestive anomalies’ (paper given at the Thirteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, University of Leeds, July 2008)

‘Frozen improvisation: seventeenth-century German lute Preludes, “discretion”, and notating freedom’ (paper given at the International Musicological Society annual conference, Amsterdam, July 2009).

‘Improvisation practices in J.S. Bach’s instrumental music’ (paper given at the Fourteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music’, Queen’s University Belfast, July 2010); published version in The Worlds of Harpsichord and Organ: Liber Amicorum David Fuller, ed. B. Gustafson (Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, forthcoming).

‘Improvisation, da capos and palindromes in BWV 997 and 998’ (paper given at the Fifth J.S. Bach Dialogue Meeting of the Bach Network UK, Edinburgh, August 2011); published version in Understanding Bach 6 (Bach Network UK online, 2011).

‘New light on Bach’s composing intentions in the “Works for Lute”‘ (paper given at the Internationales Symposium der Hochschule für Künste Bremen: ‘Die Kompositionen für Laute Johann Sebastian Bachs’, November 2012).

‘Fugal improvisation in the time of J.S. Bach and Handel’, The Organ Yearbook xlii (2013), pp.53-75.

‘Instrumental chamber and ensemble music’, The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach, ed. R.A. Leaver (Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2017), pp.317-57.

Articles for The Cambridge Bach Encyclopedia, ed. Y. Tomita (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Articles for The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music, ed. C. Lawson and R. Stowell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

‘Froberger and the lute’ (paper given at the conference ‘”Con discrezione”: Rethinking Froberger, Stuttgart–Wien–Rom 17.-19.10.2016′, Vienna, 18 October 2016).


Numerous reviews in Early Music, Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, Eighteenth-Century Music, The Lute, Music & Letters, The Musical Times, Notes, Performance Practice Review, The British Clavichord Society Newsletter


01 August 2017