Monographs

The RMA publishes a series of research monographs supported by funds made available from the estate of Thurston Dart.  Its purpose is to provide a medium for specialised investigations of a topic, concept or repertory – studies of a kind that would not normally be feasible for commercial publishers and that would be too long for most periodicals.

The monographs are now published for the RMA by Ashgate Publishing, and can be bought online. RMA members are entitled to a 30% discount on series subscriptions and a 20% discount on individual titles. Find out more about membership here.

For details of how to submit a proposal for the RMA monograph series, please contact the editor, Simon Keefe.


Current volumes

32. Anna Zayaruznaya: Upper-Voice Structures and Compositional Process in the Ars Nova Motet (2018)

31. Paul Watt: The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England (2018)

30. Iain Quinn: The Genesis and Development of an English Organ Sonata (2017)

29. Benedict Taylor: Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg’s Late Piano Music : Nature and Nationalism (2016)

28. Margaret Bent: Magister Jacobus de Ispania, author of the “Speculum musicae” (2015)

27. Christian Meyer and Karen Desmond: The ‘Ars musica’ Attributed to Magister Lambertus/Aristoteles (2015)

26. Elena Abramov-van Rijk: Singing Dante: The Literary Origins of Cinquecento Monody (2014)

25. Margaret Seares: Johann Mattheson’s Pièces de clavecin and Das neu-eröffnete Orchestre: Mattheson’s Universal Style in Theory and Practice (2014)

24. Roberta Montemorra Marvin: The Politics of Verdi’s Cantica (2014)

23. Nicholas Marston: Heinrich Schenker and Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata (2013)

22. Michael Burden: Regina Mingotti: diva and impresario at the King’s Theatre, London (2013)

21. Robert Pascall: Brahms beyond mastery: his Sarabande and Gavotte, and its recompositions (2013)

20. Katharine Ellis: The politics of plainchant in fin-de-siècle France (2013)

19. Kenneth M. Smith: Skryabin, philosophy and the music of desire (2013)

18. Phillip Ross Bullock: Rosa Newmarch and Russian Music in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England (2009)

17. Peter Bennett: Sacred Repertories in Paris under Louis XIII (2009)

16. Julie Brown: Bartók and the Grotesque: Studies in Modernity, the Body and Contradiction in Music (2007)

15. Anthony M. Cummings: MS Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. XIX, 164-167 (2007)

14. Rebecca Herrissone: To fill, forbear, or adorne’: The Organ Accompaniment of Restoration Sacred Music (2006)

13. Adam Ockelford: Repetition in Music: Theoretical and Metatheoretical Perspectives (2004)

12. Ian Woodfield: Salomon and the Burneys: Private Patronage and a Public Career (2003)

11. Stephen Downes: Szymanowski, Eroticism and the Voices of Mythology (2003)

10. Kathryn Bailey: ‘Composing with Tones’: a musical analysis of Schoenberg’s Op.23 pieces for piano (2001)

9. Matthew Head: Orientalism, Masquerade and Mozart’s Turkish Music (2000)

8. Christopher Page: Latin Poetry and Conductus Rhythm in Medieval France (1997)

7. Noel O’Regan: Institutional Patronage in Post-Tridentine Rome: Music at Santissima Trinita dei Pellegrini 1550-1650 (1995)

6. Curtis Price, Judith Milhous & Robert D. Hume: The Impresario’s Ten Commandments. Continental Recruitment for Italian Opera in London 1763-64 (1992)

5. Iain Fenlon & Peter N Miller: The Song of the Soul: Understanding Poppea (1992)

4. David Fanning: The Breath of the Symphonist: Shostakovich’s Tenth (1989)

3. Bonnie J Blackburn: Music of Treviso Cathedral in the Late Sixteenth Century: A Reconstruction of the Lost MSS 29 & 30 (1987)

2. Denis & Elsie Arnold: The Oratorio in Venice (1986)

1. David Osmond-Smith: Playing on Words: A Guide to Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia (1986)