BOYS AND CHORAL SINGING
When boys discover the value of it, they sing
Three supplementary (2019) chapters to How High Should Boys Sing, available here.
Voices at Thirteen: when is the 'golden year' for an English boy chorister?
Wee shall hear the fearest voyces of all cathedral churches in England: Uncovering a lost treasure of English choral singing.
A high-stretched minikin or a good strong mean? Young masculinity, identity and voice in the late sixteenth century.
What Voices Have Emerged? Lessons on boys' vocal dispositions and choral tone from a new choral leaflet series Music Education Research. 10.1080/14613808.2018.1534819
Beautiful Swansongs of English Cathedral Music: adolescence and the boy "treble" voice. NATS Journal of Singing, 75 (2), 141 - 153.
To make again sweete musicke with the fearest voyces of England. ABCD Yearbook, 2018, 34-37.
The English choral tradition and the secular trend in pubertal timing, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing. 4 (2), 4 – 27.
1000 Years and 1000 Boys’ Voices: the crisis and radical challenge for boys’ singing, in U. Geisler and K. Johansson (eds), Choral Singing: histories and practices. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Broken voices or a broken curriculum? the impact of research on UK school choral practice with boys. British Journal of Music Education, 30 (3), 311 – 327.
With Mecke A-C “Boyes are apt to change their voice at about fourteene yeeres of age”: an historical background to the debate about longevity in boy treble singers. Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music, 1, 1 – 19.
The Angel Enigma: experienced boy singers’ perceptual judgements of changing voices. Music Education Research 13 (3), 343 -354.
Should I be singing this and if so, how high? boys reveal their masculinities, In J. Adams, M. Cochrane & l. Dunne (eds) The Application of Theory to Educational Research. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
The perpetuation of hegemonic male power and the loss of boyhood innocence: case studies from the music industry. Journal of Youth Studies 14 (1), 59 – 76.
Technique or Testosterone? An empirical report on changes in the longevity of boy singers. , NATS Journal of Singing November/December, 137 – 145 . Access via Questia.
Slappers who gouge your eyes: Vocal performance as exemplification of disturbing inertia in gender equality, Gender and Education, 22 (1), 47-62. Visit archive
“Real boys” don’t sing, but real boys do: the challenge of constructing and communicating acceptable boyhood, THYMOS Journal of Boyhood Studies, 4 (1), 54 – 69. Visit archive
Boyhood melancholia and the vocal projection of masculinity, THYMOS: Journal of Boyhood Studies, 2 (1), 26 – 35. Visit archive
You sing like a girl? An exploration of boyness through the treble voice, Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning, 6 (2), 193 -205. Visit archive
The spiritual, the cultural and the religious: What can we learn from a study of boy choristers?, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 7 (3), 257 -272.
Singing, gender and health: Perspectives from boys singing in a church choir, Health Education, 102 (4), 180 -187.
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