Major Articles and Published Conference Papers

Articles in Journals

Conference Papers

Sections of Part Works

Entries in Encyclopædias, etc

Articles in Journals

Many of these articles are available through JStor

Art Quarterly

Hass Clavichord

Early Music

Capriol's Revenge (with James Blades) (1972, 84-92)

Early Percussion Techniques (1974, 20-4)

The Authentic Sound of Early Music (1975, 242-3)

Beverley Minster Reconsidered (1978, 401-14)

The Restored Chapter House Wall Paintings in Westminster Abbey (1988,239-49)

The Crozier of William of Wykeham (2002, 540-62)

The Macclesfield Psalter (2006, 189-204)

Musical Instruments in Hans Memling's Paintings (2007, 505-523)

Sale Rooms, a regular series from 1984-2005.

Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

On one of Tutankhamon's Trumpets (64, 1978, 133-4) [Also in GSJ 29, 1976, 115-7]


A Proposed New Classification System for Musical Instruments (with John Burton) (15:1, 1971)

Galpin Society Journal

On the Reconstruction of Medieval Instruments of Percussion (23, 1970, 104-14)

A Query on the Habits of Instrument Makers (27, 1974, 135-7)

The Construction of the Midwinterhoorn (28, 1975, 71-80)

An Oboe by Hendrick Richters (43, 1990, 124-34)

Was the Tabor Pipe always as we know it? (50, 1997, 16-30)

How old is Music? (57, 2004, 171-82)

The Creation of New Instruments (59, 2006, 3-11)

Medieval Woodwind Instruments of Silver (60, 2007, 224-8)

Historic Brass Society Journal

Organology again: this time Ethno-organology (15, 2003, 1-5)


What is a Gong? (1965:5, 18-21)


The Oxford Gamelan (1985)

Cornett and Sackbut

Early Mouthpieces (1, 1979, 4-7)

The Strad

A Tubular Bow by William Retford (March, 1984)

Vierundzwanzigsteljahrschrift der Internationalen Maultrommelvirtuosengenossenschaft

Trumps in the Bate Collection (5, 1996, 106-10)

Collection of Jeremy Montagu, Oxford: Trumps or Jews Harps - 121.2 (5, 1996, 111-25)

Voprosy Instrumentovedenia

The Conch. Its Use and its Substitutes from Prehistory to the Present Day (3, 1997, 19-23)

World Archaeology

The conch in prehistory: pottery, stone, and natural. (1981, 273-9, pl 11-18)

Yearbook for Traditional Music

The ForkedShawm - an Ingenious Invention (29, 1997, 74-9)

Conference Papers

Many unpublished conference papers are available here as Downloads

Mouthpiece Development of the bronze lur and its musical consequences, The Bronze Lurs, 211-15.

The Availability of Musical Instruments in Museums, Per una carta europea del restauro, (Ed. Elena Barassi & Marinella Laini), Olschki, 1987, 369-80.

Influència musulmana a la Peninsula Ibèrica: Exemple de les il·lustracions de les Cantigas de Santa Maria, La Música Àrab a la Mediterrània (Ed. Josefina Roma), Barcelona: Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània, 2005, 99-106

Sections of Part Works

How Music Works (ed Keith Spence & Giles Swayne), Macmillan, 1981: Revival of Old Music.

The Arts of Britain (ed Edwin Mullins), Phaidon, 1983: Musical Instruments.

Companion to Baroque Music (ed Julie Ann Sadie), Dent 1990, OUP 1998: Musical Instruments.

 publication for IJV, as yet untitled Why I joined Independent Jewish Voices.

Entries in Encyclopædias, etc

Dizionario Enciclopedico Universale della Musica e dei Musicisti (1984) - 4 entries.

Everyman's Encyclopaedia (Dent, c.1976) - 64 entries.

The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1984) - 20 entries, and many more in the 2014 revised edition.

The Newer Grove Dictionary (2004) - 5 entries.

Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts, ed. John Julius Norwich, (1990) - all the musical instrument entries.

Oxford Companion to Music, ed Alison Latham, (2002) - all the musical instrument entries.

Musical Instruments, Microsoft CD-ROM, consultant editor.