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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, 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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