Peer-Reviewed Articles

[with Elyse Ridder] “Pirating Pinafore:  Sousa’s 1879 Orchestration” in Notes vol. 78 (2022), pp. 501-17.  [pdf]

“Armchair Philology for the Post-Truth Age,” in Journal of Music History Pedagogy 9/1 (2019), pp. 99-112.  [pdf]

“Sullivan’s verse-ensemble forms,” in SullivanPerspectiven III, ed. Antje Tumat, Meinhard Saremba and Benedict Taylor (Essen:  Oldib, 2017), pp. 179–91.  [pdf]

“Jolly Jack Tar:  musical caricature and characterisation of the British sailor, c. 1875–1925” in The Sea in the British Musical Imagination, ed. Eric Saylor and Christopher Scheer (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2015), pp. 105–125.  [pdf]

“Structures and Textures in Savoy Recitative,” in SullivanPerspectiven II, ed. Albert Gier, Meinhard Saremba and Benedict Taylor (Essen:  Oldib, 2014), 89–111.  [pdf]

“Recitative in the Savoy Operas,” Musical Quarterly 95/4 (Winter 2012), pp. 549–612.  [pdf]

“Sullivan, Victoria & Merrie England, and the National Tableau,” in SullivanPerspectiven, ed. Albert Gier, Meinhard Saremba and Benedict Taylor (Essen:  Oldib, 2012), pp. 263–81.  [pdf]

“Music and Drama in Sullivan’s Works” in SullivanPerspektiven, ed. Albert Gier, Meinhard Saremba, and Benedict Taylor (Essen:  Oldib, 2012), 163–181.  [pdf]

“William Walton’s film scores:  new evidence in the autograph manuscripts,” in Notes, vol. 68 (2011), pp. 9–32.  [pdf]

“Sullivan, der Musikdramatiker,” in Musik-Konzepte 151 (2011), pp. 69–84.  [pdf]

“Musical contexts:  motives and methods in Sullivan’s allusions,” in The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert & Sullivan, ed. Meinhard Saremba and David Eden (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 122–35.


Music Editions

[co-edited with Edison Kang]:  Charles Villiers Stanford:  Orchestral Song Cycles.  Recent Researches in Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 73.  (A-R Editions, 2019).

William Walton Edition, vol. XXII:  Film Suites  (Oxford University Press, 2010).

William Walton Edition, vol. XV: Orchestral Works I  (Oxford University Press, 2007).



Paul Seeley:  D’Oyly Carte:  the Decline and Fall of an Opera Company in Music & Letters, vol. 104 no. 1 (Feb. 2023), pp. 157–59.

Review of Ian Bradley:  Arthur Sullivan:  A Life of Divine Emollient in Music & Letters, vol. 103 no. 4 (Nov. 2022), pp. 767–68.

Paul Seeley:  Richard D’Oyly Carte in Music & Letters vol. 101 no. 4 (Nov. 2020), pp. 790-92.  [pdf]

Anastasia Belina and Derek B. Scott:  The Cambridge Companion to Operetta in Music & Letters vol 101 no. 2 (May 2020), p. 372-74.  [pdf]

Camille Saint-Saëns:  3e Symphonie en ut mineur (ed. Michael Stegemann) and Poèmes symphoniques (ed. Hugh Macdonald) in Notes, vol. 77 (2020), pp. 319-23.  [pdf]

Deborah Heckert:  Composing History:  National Identities and the English Masque Revival, 1860-1920, in Music & Letters, vol. 100 no. 1 (February 2019), pp. 154-56.  [pdf]

Gilbert & Sullivan:  Iolanthe (ed. Gerald Hendrie et al.) and The Yeomen of the Guard (ed. Colin Jagger) in Notes, vol. 75 (2018), pp. 334–42.  [pdf]

Michael Goron:  Gilbert and Sullivan’s Respectable Capers in NABMSA Reviews, vol. 4 no. 1 (Spring 2017), pp. 6–7.  [pdf]

Christopher O’Brien, ed:  Savoy Curtain-Raisers  (Musica Britannica vol. 99) in Notes, vol. 73 (2016), pp. 345–49.  [pdf]

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Bucolic Suite and Serenade in A Minor (ed. Julian Rushton); Burley Heath, The Solent, and Harnham Down (ed. James Francis Brown); and Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra (ed. Graham Parlett) in Notes, vol. 71 (2015), pp. 573–77.  [pdf]

Peter Ward Jones, ed.:  Butterworth:  Orchestral Works (Musica Britannica vol. 92) in Notes, vol. 70 (2014), pp. 745–48.  [pdf]

Byron Adams, ed.:  Edward Elgar and His World in Notes, vol. 64 (2008), pp. 738–40.  [pdf]

Jeremy Dibble:  John Stainer:  A life in music in Notes, vol. 64 (2008), pp. 507–09.  [pdf]


Other publications

Blog, Settling Scores:  thinking aloud about musical text (2016-present)

“Retrospect Opera:  Reviving a Forgotten Mainstream,” Nineteenth-Century Music Review 19 (2022), pp. 111-18.  [

Contributions to The William Walton Reader:  the genesis, performance, and publication of his works, ed. David Lloyd-Jones (Oxford University Press, 2018), pp. 181-89 and 271-82.

“Amateur Orchestra vs. Professional Singer:  a footnote in the history of musical pitch,” in Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 45/2 (Fall 2016), pp. 14–16.  [pdf]

“Britten, Bach, and the Passion,” Musical Times (December 2015), pp. 31–42.  [pdf]; reprinted in The Choral Scholar (Spring 2020), pp. 47-58. [link]

Introduction to William Walton:  A Catalogue of Works, 3rd ed., by Stewart R. Craggs (Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. vii–viii.  [pdf]

“Beyond Intro:  further roles for music in the Liberal Arts core,” College Music Symposium 52 (2013), online at  [html full-text link]



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