Principal Publications


1. Kent. C.J., Edward Elgar: A Guide to Research, Garland Composer Resource Manuals, vol. 37, Garland Publishing Inc., New York & London, 1993, 523pp. ISBN 0-8240-8445-4.

2. Kent, C.J.  "Elgar Thematic Catalogue and Research Guide" Routledge Taylor and Friancis, New York & London, 2013, 492pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-87557-8 (hbk) ISBN: 978-0-203-86005-2 (ebk)


Items 2-6 below are joint publications and in each case the work of preparing the texts, commentaries and other prefatory material was a responsibility shared equally between the authors.

1. ed. with preface and critical commentary:
Elgar: Presto and Griffinesque, two miniatures for piano hitherto unpublished, London: Novello, 1981.

2. Kent, C.J. and Moore, J.N., (eds. with preface and critical commentary)
Elgar: Complete Edition: Symphony No. 1, vol. 30, London: Novello, 1981.

3. Kent, C.J. and Moore, J.N., (eds. with preface and critical commentary)
Elgar: Complete Edition: The Dream of Gerontius, vol. 6, London: Novello,

4. Kent, C.J. and Anderson, R., (eds. with preface and critical commentary)
Elgar: Complete Edition: The Apostles, vol. 8, London: Novello, 1982.

5. Kent, C.J. and Anderson, R., (eds. with preface and critical commentary)
Elgar: Complete Edition: The Kingdom, vol. 9, London: Novello, 1984.

6. Kent, C.J. and Anderson, R., (eds. with preface and critical commentary)
Elgar: Complete Edition: Music for Organ, vol. 36, London: Novello, 1987.

Articles and Book Chapters

1. 'A view of Elgar's Methods of Composition through the Sketches of the
Symphony no. 2 in E flat (Op. 63)', Proceedings of the Royal Musical
Association, vol. 103, 1976-7, 41-60.

2. 'Elgar's Sonata in G: its sketches and original interpretation,'
'Journal of the British institute of Ogan Studies.' vol. 2, 1978, 103-126.

3. 'An Introduction to Brice and Richard Seede: Organ Builders of Bristol',
'Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies,' vol.5, 1981, 83-97.

4. 'Elgar's Third Symphony: the sketches reconsidered','The Musical Times,'
cxxiii, 1982, 532-537.

5. 'The Organ of St. Mary's Chapel Lulworth Castle: An Historical Survey' Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies' vol.11, 1987, 8-20.

6. 'GG Compass Pedals and the Repertoire of the British Organ before c.1850', 'Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies,' vol. 12, 1988, 72-88.

7. 'Tuning & Temperament and the British Organ 1750-1850. A Century of Change viewed through the Repertoire,' Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies', vol. 14, 1990, 21-34.

8. 'The Harris Organ of Bristol Cathedral: Some Recent Investigations.'
The Organ Yearbook, vol. XXII, 1991, 69-95.

9. 'Falstaff: Elgar's Symphonic Study,' in Edward Elgar: Music and Literature,
ed. Raymond Monk, Scolar Press, London, 1992, 83-107.

10. 'John Marsh and the organ: introducing an RCO manuscript.'
RCO Journal, vol. I, 1993, 27-45.

11. Editor of vol.17 of the 'Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies,'
Positif Press, Oxford, 1993. My own contribution is entitled:
'Brice Seede, organ builder of Bristol, some further findings,' 4-17.

12. The organ of St. George's Church Worcester in the early life of Edward
Elgar. 'Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies', vol. 18 (1994),

13. 'Bach via Elgar.' in 'Irish Musical Studies 5': The Maynooth International Musicological Conference 1995: Selected Proceedings: Part Two, ed. Patrick F. Devine & Harry White, Dublin, 1996, 179-190.

14. 'The Sixteenth-Century English Organ Repertoire reviewed in the light of the Suffolk Fragments.' Essay in Fanfare for an Organ-Builder' Positif Press, Oxford (1996), 109-116.

15. 'The George Pike England Organ in the Church of Nossa Senhora Do Monte, Island of Madeira,' Early Keyboard Journal [of The Southeastern and Midwestern Historical Keyboard Societies,' vol. 15, (1997), 43-64. Also published in JBIOS, vol. 22, (1998) 72-83.

16. 'Temperament and Pitch,' Chapter Four of The Cambridge Guide to the Organ, ed. by Nicholas Thistlethwaite and Geoffrey Webber, Cambridge University Press, 1998, 42-54.

17. 'The performance chronicles of Hubert Walter Hunt,' Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies, 23 (1999), 164-183.

18. Chapter on Great Britain in: De beschilderde orgelluiken in Europa, Stichting Organa Historica, Rotterdam, (2000) 135-145.

19. Articles in 'The New Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians', 2000 edition, on British Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century composer and organ related subjects (q.v. Grove on Line).

20. ‘The Dallery organ of the Sorbonne in a European Context.' in Programme du Colloque International La Chapelle de la Sorbonne et son orgue Dallery, Association Aristide Cavaille-Coll . 81/82, Paris, 2001. 60-65.

21. ‘Tendensen in de orgelcultuur van het Verenigd Koninkrijk' [The Current State of organ culture in the United Kingdom] Orgelkunst XXVI, March 2003, 102-111.

22. ‘Magic by mosaic: some aspects of Elgar's compositional methods' The Cambridge Companion to Elgar, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 32-49.

23. Articles for The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography q.v. on-line author Listings, Oxford University Press, 2004.

24. ‘Softly and Sweetly Acchording to All.' The Role of the Organ in Jacobean Consort Music. The Historic St. Luke's Organ and Its Contemporaneous Repertoire' in Organ Restoration Reconsidered. Proceedings of a Colloquium, ed. By John R... Watson, Detroit Monographs In Musicology...No.44, Warren, Michigan, 2005, 95-104.

25. ‘Some Georgian Organ Cases of the West of England' Early Keyboard Journal, 23, 2005, 67-66.

26. ‘Elgar the Composer' in Elgar an Anniversary Portrait, Continuum, London, 2007, 80-103.

27. ‘Elgar and Handel', Handel Jahrbuch, 53, 2007, 211-222.

28. 'Ornamentation symbols in English keyboard sources (c1550-1650): some selected comparisons and contrasts reviewed from primary sources, 'The  Organ Yearbook' vol. XXXVI (2007), 169-180. 

29. ‘Music of Rural Byeway and Rotten Borough: A study of Musical Life in Mid-Wiltshire c.1750-1830' ‘Music in the English Provinces 1700-1900, Ashgate, 2007.

30. Articles in 'Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart' q.v. on-line author listings, (2004-2007).

31. ‘Georg Friedrich Kauffmann's Harmonische Seelenlust: an undervalued resource for registration and performance practice from mid-eighteenth century Saxony.' Journal of the Royal College of Organists l, vol. 2 (New Series), 2008, 33-46.

32. 'Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612): a quadricentennial appreciation' Journal of the Royal College of Organists, Vol. l6, 2012, 31-47. 

33.  'A bicentennial appreciation of William Sterndale Bennett (1816-75).'  Journal of the Royal College of Organists, vol.16, 2016, 41-53.

34. "In Search of Organs" Andrew Freeman:Priest, Photographer, and Scholar ed. Katharine Pardee, chapter two: 'Collectors and Enthusiasts:Some Aspects of Organography before Andrew Freeman,' 15-22. The British Institute of Organ Studies, Oxford, 2016.

35. Music. Organs & Composers of St. Andrew's Parish Church, Chippenham, 2019.