Author Archives: Martin Clarke

Call for Papers: Amazing Grace and its legacies: reflections at 250

Amazing Grace and its legacies: reflections at 250 15-16 July 2022, The Open University and Olney Parish Church Call for Papers John Newton’s ‘Amazing grace’ can lay claim to be one of the best-known hymns worldwide. Believed to have been … Continue reading

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Instruments INDIA Young Creator’s Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the Instruments INDIA Young Creator’s competition, a competition held by Dr Manuella Blackburn and Milap, as part of their funded ED&I AHRC fellowship programme. The competition saw Instruments INDIA make available a selection of samples … Continue reading

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ConductIT MOOC now live

In 2018, Naomi Barker from the OU Music department joined a team of conducting experts to create online resources for teaching conductors. The project, called ConductIT is funded by the ERASMUS scheme and spearheaded by the University of Stavanger (Norway), … Continue reading

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Complete Works of Robert Johnson now available!

We are delighted to announce the publication of Musica Scotica Volume VIII:  The Complete Works of Robert Johnson, edited by Elaine Moohan and Kenneth Elliott. This volume contains the complete surviving works of the sixteenth-century Scottish composer, Robert Johnson. These include … Continue reading

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Research round-up: December 2019

Here’s a quick round-up of recent research activities, publications and events involving OU Music academics. Prize for Emeritus Professor’s book The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments, edited by Trevor Herbert, Arnold Myers and John Wallace, has been named as one … Continue reading

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Music from Elaine Moohan’s edition of Robert Johnson’s Complete Works to be performed in New York

Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) presents a concert of music from Scotland, dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries.  It takes place at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023, on Friday, October 18th at … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr Martyn Strachan!

Congratulations to Dr Martyn Strachan, who was awarded his PhD at the OU graduation ceremony in Glasgow on 27 September. Martyn’s thesis, Style in the Music of Arthur Sullivan: An Investigation, was supervised by Fiona Richards, Martin Clarke and Rosemary Golding. … Continue reading

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Clara Schumann at 200

The renowned concert pianist, composer and teacher Clara Schumann (née Wieck) was born on this day, 13 September, in 1819. In this short video, OU Music Lecturer and Staff Tutor Dr Laura Hamer discusses Clara Schumann’s life and career. Clara Schumann … Continue reading

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Students showcase their learning at Trinity Laban

On Thursday 11 April, students on the Certificate: The Practice of Music Making, our collaborative module with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, presented a performance as the culmination of their residential week in Greenwich. All students took part … Continue reading

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Martin Clarke to present at Institute of Historical Research

OU Music lecturer Martin Clarke presents a paper on ‘Hearing and Believing: listening experiences as religious experiences in nineteenth-century British Christianity’ at the Modern Religious History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research on Wednesday 17 January. The paper draws … Continue reading

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