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:: Publications: Select Bibliography



Books

A History of Singing

A History of Singing
John Potter & Neil Sorrell
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
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Tenor: History of a Voice

Tenor: History of a Voice
(Yale University Press, 2009)
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The Cambridge Companion to Singing

The Cambridge Companion to Singing
(Cambridge University Press, 2000)
[‘Singing at the turn of the century’; ‘Jazz singing: the first hundred years’; ‘Ensemble singing’]
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Vocal Authority: Singing Style and Ideology

Vocal Authority: Singing Style and Ideology
(Cambridge University Press, 1998)
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Articles, book chapters, liner notes etc

‘Pier Francesco Tosi: Opinioni de’ cantori antichi, e moderni’

MFAE Lexicon

forthcoming 2021


‘British Tenors before Peter Pears’

The Record Collector December 2020


‘Listening to Josquin’s Lute’

Jacob Heringman: Josquin Vol 2

Resonus Classics INV1004 (2020)


‘Artefacts and Rituals’

Arve Henriksen: the Timeless Nowhere

Rune Grammofon RLP 3210 (2019)


Jez Wells & John Potter

‘The Lost Voice of Notre Dame’

History Today 69/7 July 2019


‘Issues in the modern performance of medieval music’

Cambridge History of Medieval Music ed Mark

Everist & Thomas Forrest Kelly (Cambridge University Press 2018)


‘Voice, genre, species? How the tenor voice has been defined since the first recordings’

Der Tenor: Mythos Geschichte Gegenwart ed Corinna Herr

(Königshausen & Neumann 2017)


‘In my End is my Music’

Officium: Twenty Years

Programme booklet King’s College Cambridge 6.12.2014


Richard Wistreich & John Potter

‘Singing Early Music: a Conversation’

Early Music (February 2013)


‘Vocal performance in the long eighteenth century'

The Cambridge History of Musical Performance

ed Colin Lawson & Robin Stowell (Cambridge University Press 2012)


‘Almost as Good as Presley’: Caruso the Pop Idol

Public Domain Review February 2012


‘Early Music Discoveries and Experiments’

Horizons Touched: the Music of ECM

ed Steve Lake & Paul Griffiths (Granta Books, 2007)


‘The tenor-castrato connection’

Early Music XXXV/1 (February 2007)


‘The Communicative Rest’

Music & Silence ed. Losseff & Doctor (Ashgate, 2007)


‘‘Beggar at the Door’: the Rise and Fall of Portamento’

Music & Letters 87/4 (2006) reprinted in

Classical and Romantic Music ed David Milsom (Routledge, 2011)


‘Magister Leoninus: the First Great Polyphonist‘

Goldberg October 2005


‘Arvo Pärt and the Hilliard Ensemble: a Harmonious Meeting’

Programme booklet Durham University 15.10.2003


'Baroque Singing'

ABRSM Handbook ed Anthony Burton

(London, ABRSM, 2003)


‘Past perfect & future fictions’

Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis XXVI (2002)


‘Qawwali singing’

Songlines (Gramophone Publications) Summer 1999


‘Performance in Practice’

Gramophone Early Music Autumn 1999


'Reconstructing Lost Voices'

Companion to Medieval & Renaissance Music ed Knighton & Fallows

(Dent 1992, rpr OUP 1998)


'Speaking in Tongues'

Dance Theatre Journal 13/1 (1996)



All four books are now available in paperback.


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