Music staff celebrate new book launches

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:20:00 GMT

Senior Lecturer Dr Lisa Colton, Professor John Bryan and Research Fellow Dr Michael Fleming celebrated their success at a book launch with Music, Humanities and Media staff on Wednesday. After years of research into early music, Dr Colton's Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History and Professor John Bryan and Dr Michael Fleming's Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music  are being published by Routledge. 

Dr Lisa Colton has worked at the University since 2003 and has an active role in planning and speaking at Plainsong and Medieval Music Society and the Royal Musical Association study days and conferences. As director of the Centre for the Study of Music, Gender and Identity she has worked closely with staff and students at the University of Huddersfield and co-edited two collections of essays based on gender, age and early music. Lisa’s main areas of research lie in medieval music, archival research, manuscript studies, British music, music by women composers, the relationship between music, gender and sexuality, and popular music. Her new book focuses on how the English musical style impacted Medieval Music. 

Professor John Bryan has taught at the University of Huddersfield since 1994 and was awarded a Professorship in 2007 for his practice-led research. This book is the major output of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project into the The Making of the Viol in Sixteenth Century England, in which John was Principle Investigator. In 2015 the University awarded John the first higher doctorate in music (DMus) for his research. Working with Research fellow Michael Fleming, expert in the making of viols, John looked into the history of the viol and the importance of how they are made. Find out more about John and Michael's book here

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