Reviews, 1979-2006

Here are published reviews of books, dissertations, recordings and performances. I have placed them online for informational purposes. Copyright is retained by the journals in which the reviews were originally published.

  • The Missouri Harmony (Wings of Song edition)
    The Hymn (2006)
  • The Chattahoochee Musical Convention, 1852-2002
    Music Library Association Notes (2003).
  • Sacred Harp Singing (reissue of 1942 recording)
    La-Miss-Ala Shape-Note Newsletter (1998).
  • The Colored Sacred Harp (recording)
    American Music (1996).
  • Issues in Organology
    Asian Music (1993-94).
  • “Big Singing Day in Benton, Kentucky” by Deborah Loftis
    Southern Baptist Church Music Journal (1990).
  • “Curriculum of the Sacred Harp” by Mai Kelton
    CRME Bulletin (1990).
  • The Southern Harmony, ed. by Glenn Wilcox
    Ethnomusicology (1989).
  • Guy Oldham plays organ works of Louis Couperin (concert)
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, 12 July 1989 (unpublished).
  • Dulcimer Maker by Gerald Alvey
    Western Folklore (1986).
  • Folk Songs of the Catskills by Norman Cazden, et al.
    Journal of Musicological Research (1984).
  • The Sacred Harp by Buell Cobb
    American Historical Review (1979) (with Richard Crawford).
  • Warren Steel (

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