Researchers' Register of Interests
Below is a list of people who are actively researching aspects of West Gallery Music. It's fairly short at present but will grow over time.
If you have any questions to ask or have information relevant to their particular interests to share, please feel free to contact them by email. You might also wish to leave a comment on the Discussion Forum - link at the top of the page.
Edmund Gooch - email
Choirs, galleries etc. in Devon
West Gallery music in Devon and the South-West, especially Joseph Stephenson and Devon composers.
Paul Guppy - email
All aspects of West Gallery Music in North Lancashire (ie north of the Ribble valley) and Cumbria.
I'm also interested in Dorset composers (Knapp, Stephenson, the Wakelys, etc).
Tam Mucklow - email
West galleries in Devon, their locations and any evidence of choirs, instruments, or details of music used.
Composers and compilers from Devon.
Research towards current west gallery activities in Devon.
David Owen Norris - email
Composers: Thomas Oldfeld Bartlett, William Knapp
Music from Dorset & Northamptonshire
Bob & Jackie Patten - email
Local carols, particularly South West England.
Francis Roads - email
Editing and publishing on my website West Gallery music from printed sources, mostly from the BL. Over 300 pieces are currently available. In particular I have published collections of:
Michael Beesly's A Collection of 20 New Psalm Tunes (Oxford 1746)
I have an interest in West Gallery music on the Isle of Man (the subject of my PhD thesis).
John Bishop's anthems
Phocion Henley's hymns
Joseph Key's chanting tunes
Henry Playford's three-part anthems
William Pickard-Cambridge's carols
Three-part settings (still seeking more)
Knapp's Anthems for Christmas Day (London 1744)
Tony Singleton - email
West Gallery music performed in Kent, E.Sussex, E.Surrey
Composers/compilers of WG music who lived in Kent, eg:
Adams, Barwick, Clark, Evison, Marsh, Tolhurst (full list here) and neighbouring counties.
Operation of church choirs, including purchase of music, instruments, etc,; singing masters
Publishing (via the internet) material related to the above.
Resources for Researchers
It is hoped to build up a set of useful links and indexes for researchers of West Gallery Music. Here are two for starters.