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:: Publications: Select Bibliography


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

‘Issues in the modern performance of medieval music’

Cambridge History of Medieval Music edMark 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)

‘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)

‘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)

'Baroque Singing', in Burton, A (ed) ABRSM Handbook
(London, ABRSM, 2003)

‘Past perfect & future fictions’ Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis XXVI

 ‘Qawwali singing’ in Songlines
(Gramophone Publications) Summer 1999

'Reconstructing Lost Voices' in Knighton & Fallows Companion to Medieval & Renaissance Music
(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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