Henry Lawes - A Select Bibliography

Alexander, Gavin.  “On the Reuse of Poetic Form.” In The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture, eds. Ben Burton and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, 123-143.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Austern, Linda Phyllis, Candace Bailey, and Amanda Eubanks Winkler, eds. Beyond Boundaries: Rethinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Barclay, Bill and David Lindley, eds. Shakespeare, Music and Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Esp. Simon Smith, "The Many Performance Spaces for Music at Jacobean Indoor Playhouses" (29-41), and Katherine Hunt, "Jangling Bells Inside and Outside the Playhouse" (71-83).

Burstyn, Shai. “In Quest of the Period Ear.” Early Music, 25.4 (November 1997): 693-701.

Caldwell, John, Edward Olleson, and Susan Wollenberg, eds. The Well Enchanting Skill: Music, Poetry, and Drama in the Culture of the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of F.W. Sternfeld. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Davidson, Audrey Ekdahl. Aspects of Early Music and Performance. New York: AMS Press, 2008. 

Duffin, Ross. Shakespeare’s Songbook. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004.

Evans, Willa McClung. Henry Lawes, Musician and Friend of Poets. New York: Modern Languages Association of America, 1941.

Fischlin, Daniel. “Introduction.” In OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation, ed. Fischlin, 3-52.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

———. In Small Proportions: A Poetics of the English Ayre, 1596-1622. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998.

Fumerton, Patricia. “Remembering by Dismembering: Databases, Archiving, and the Recollection of Seventeenth-Century Broadside Ballads.” In Ballads and Broadsides in Britain 1500-1800, eds. Patricia Fumerton, Anita Guerrini, and Kris McAbee, 13–34. Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.

Greer, David. “Vocal Music I: Up to 1660.” In The Seventeenth Century: Blackwell History of Music in Britain, Vol III, ed. Ian Spink, 138-174. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

Hamessley, Lydia. “Henry Lawes’s Setting of Katherine Philips’s Friendship Poetry in his Second Book of Ayres and Dialogues, 1655: A Musical Misreading.”  In Queering the Pitch: the New Gay and Lesbian Musicology, eds. Phillip Brett, Elizabeth Wood, and Gary C. Thomas, 115-38. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Iovan, Sarah. "Performing Voices in English Lute Songs," SEL 50.1 (2010): 63-81.

Jocoy, Stacey. “‘Touch but Thy Lire (My Harrie)’: Henry Lawes and the Mirthful Music of Hesperides.” In ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick, eds. Ruth Connolly and Tom Cain, 250-275. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Jones, Edward Huws. The Performance of English Song: 1610-1670. New York: Garland Publishing, 1989.

Jorgens, Elise Bickford. The Well-Tun'd Word: Musical Interpretations of English Poetry 1597-1651. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982.

Kenny, Elizabeth. "Performing Matters: The Uses of Lute Song: Texts, Contexts and Pretexts for 'Historically Informed' Performance." Early Music 36.2 (2008): 285-300.

Larson, Katherine R. The Matter of Song in Early Modern England: Texts in and of the Air. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Larson, Katherine R. and Leslie C. Dunn, eds. Gender and Song in Early Modern England, Burlington: Ashgate, 2014.

Lindley, David. “‘Sounds and Sweet Airs’: Music in Shakespearian Performance History,” Shakespeare Survey 64 (2011): 59-73.

Mattison, Andrew. “Literary Listening: Shakespeare, Pater, and Song in Print,” Shakespeare Quarterly 65.1 (2014): 49-73.

McGrady, Richard. “Henry Lawes and the Concept of ‘Just Note and Accent.’” Music and Letters 50 (1969): 86-102.

Murata, Margaret. “Image and Eloquence: Secular Song. In The Cambridge History of Seventeenth Century Music, eds. Tim Carter and John Butt, 378-425. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Pilkington, Michael. Campion, Dowland, and the Lutenist Songwriters. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Poel, D. E. van der, W. van Anrooij and Louis Peter Grijp, eds. Identity, Intertextuality, and Performance in Early Modern Song Culture. Boston: Brill, 2016.

Smith, Bruce R.  The Acoustic World of Early Modern England: Attending to the O-Factor.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Spink, Ian. English Song, Dowland to Purcell. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons 1974.

———. Henry Lawes: Cavalier Songwriter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Stern, Tiffany.  “Songs and Masques,” Chapter 5 in Documents of Performance in Early Modern England.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Toft, Robert. Tune Thy Musicke to Thy Hart: The Art of Eloquent Singing in England 1597-1622. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Trudell, Scott A. Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Warlock, Peter. The English Ayre. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1926.

Wistreich, Richard. “Vocal Performance in the Seventeenth Century.” In The Cambridge History of Musical Performance, eds. Colin Lawson and Robin Stowell, 398-420 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.