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An Examination of Plainsong Hymns, Introits and Graduals in the Four Ecclesiastical Modes (.pdf file) What are the stylistic issues of each genre and mode. How do they relate to one another? Research essay for Music 746 Auckland University. Not entertaining reading. HERE  

The Strength of God - Score - SATB Christmas carol-anthem with organ - a minimalist work ( .doc file - as graphics) Needs a good acoustic. HERE

Ambrosian Singers, Auckland ('Ambrosia') A website for this choir. Contains a diary of past and forthcoming events - concerts, services and recordings including some YouTube links.

  The Lamb (John Tavener) - An analysis HERE

Music for the Tuesday of Passion Week. The notation of the 11th century Winchester Gradual discussed in comparison with several other contemporaneous sources of the chant, giving a view of idiosyncratic Anglo-Saxon notation - Note, all but the Sarum version are unstaffed neumes. Research essay PDF. Music 747 Auckland University. HERE (for musical sleuths only)


The Acclamations for New Zealand Liturgy - priest and simple congregational setting. Of rare use today. (Doc file which cannot be changed - music is graphics.

Medieval Hymnody An examination of hymn chant for major festivals from various scriptoria from the 11th -14th centuries PDF. Research essay for Music 758, Auckland University HERE
Dissertation: Political, liturgical and poetic insights resulting from a comparison of the texts and music of Matins/Nocturns Lauds and Vespers for St David of Wales and St Thomas of Canterbury as found in the 14th century Penpont Antiphonal of Aberystwyth HERE Copy will deposited with St David's Cathedral, Wales for their Library. For Music789 for completion of BMus (Hons), Auckland University.

The Office for St Anna transcribed and analysed from Graz Antiphonal A-Gu30 and discussed in the context of the thought and art of the 14th century. Music 759 - Research essay Auckland University.. HERE Quite an interesting exploration in Art History as well, before getting to music analysis. Might be a paper for a future conference.


THREE WELSH CHANTS - 14th century indigenous music. The earliest monuments of Welsh music. I have them transcribed for modern performance. PDFs HERE The most involved of these, the Responsory, Sciens quod has been recorded on DVD by Ambrosia and is HERE. See more on

THESIS - M.Mus (Hons) Work has begun on unpacking a 15th Century Antiphonal held by the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ. This is a "gothic/hobnail" script manuscript of liturgical music from the Sisters of the Common Life in Amersfoort, 1450s. A stroppy lot of pre-feminists who had abbots worried, but not the pope... ! Due for presentation mid 2013.    

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