Books (author)

History, Imagination and the Performance of Music. Woodbridge: the Boydell Press, 2003 HIPM cover

Peter Walls’s book is a sober, well-considered and beautifully written contribution to a debate that over the last decade has become excessively tortured. (Nicholas Kenyon in) Early Music.

I found this book to be extremely useful…Walls’ style is clear and at times extremely humorous…I would recommend this book heartily. Early Music Today

Undoubtedly makes a contribution to this contentious area. Classical Music

An invaluable addition to the literature. Eighteenth Century Music

Make(s) many helpful observations on techniques of instrument-playing and transcribing…. Approachable and useful. The Musical Times

Full of wit and clever turns of phrase, the book is a pleasure to read. Notes

Music in the English Courtly Masque 1604-1640 Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.  Pp xix, 372.

Masque book coverWinner of the British Academy’s Derek Allen Prize for the best musicological book published in 1995-6


Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book award