Academic publications

See ‘Composer’ & ‘Poet’ sections for published original works.


The Gathering Mind of Ivor Gurney
A combined, critical study of the music and poetry of Ivor Gurney.
The Maker’s Press (2024)

Landscape, Place, and the Human Arts
Essays on landscape and the arts.
The Maker’s Press (Summer 2023)

Ivor Gurney: The Complete Poetical Works
5 vol. variorum edition co-edited with Tim Kendall.

Vol.1: Oxford University Press, March 2020.
Vols.2-5 in preparation (c.2023-24).

Book Chapters

‘Ivor Gurney’
Jane Potter (ed.), A History of World War One Poetry (Cambridge University Press, December 2022). (Details here.)
‘Ivor Gurney’
Nicholas Allen & Fiona Stafford (eds.), Archipelago: A Reader (The Lilliput Press, 2021).
‘Ivor Gurney’
Ralf Schneider & Jane Potter (eds.), Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War (DeGruyter, 2021).
‘Songs of Innocence: the Partsongs of John Ireland’
Lewis Foreman (ed.), The John Ireland Companion (Boydell & Brewer, October 2011).
‘They tolled the one bell only: the remarkable influence of A.E. Housman’
Julian Rushton (ed.), Let Beauty Awake: Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Literature (Elgar Editions, 2010).
(Publication of a paper given as part of a British Library symposium)
‘Reflections on the Rejection of Cecilia’
‘Lo, the full, final sacrifice: an introduction’
Rolf Jordan (ed.), The Clock of the Years: a Gerald and Joy Finzi Anthology (Chosen Press, 2007).

Articles &c

[Incomplete List]

‘To see a live hero: The Inspirations of Ivor Gurney’

Three Choirs Festival Programme Book, August 2010.

‘The Sea’s Redemption: Gurney in Cornwall’
& ‘On “On Earth”’ (commentary on, and edition of a previously unpublished Gurney essay)

The Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol.15 (2009).

‘Ivor Gurney’

Archipelago, Issue 3 (Clutag Press, Spring 2009).

‘Gurney’s Duality: Well-spring, correlations and conflicts’

The Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol.13 (2007).

‘Ivor Gurney: Catalogue of Musical Works’

The Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol.12 (2006).

‘Waking up England: W. Denis Browne and The Comic Spirit

British Music, vol.26 (2004).
[Journal of the British Music Society]

Musical Editions

Ivor Gurney, War Elegy for orchestra
Edited by Philip Lancaster & Ian Venables.
The Maker’s Press, 2022. Forthcoming (summer 2022).
Ivor Gurney, Si j’ètais Roi
Edited by Philip Lancaster & Matthew Schellhorn.
The Maker’s Press, 2021. Available here.
Ivor Gurney, The Trumpet
Edited and orchestrated by Philip Lancaster.
The Maker’s Press, 2021. Full Score and Vocal Score available here.
Ivor Gurney, Songs 1916-1917
Edited by Philip Lancaster & Ian Venables.
The Maker’s Press, 2021. Available here.
Ivor Gurney, The Western Playland (and of Sorrow)
Song cycle for baritone, string quartet and piano.
Performing Edition.
Stainer & Bell, 2021. Available here.
Ivor Gurney, Five Elizabethan Songs
Original scoring, for 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, harp and 2 bassoons, edited and realised by Philip Lancaster.
The Maker’s Press, 2020. Available here.
Ivor Gurney, Ludlow & Teme
Song cycle for tenor, string quartet and piano. Critical Edition.
Stainer & Bell, December 2011. Available here.

CD Sleeve Notes

Those Blue Remembered Hills
EM Records, EMR CD065 (May 2020).


A Walk with Ivor Gurney
Signum Records, SIGCD557 (October 2018).


Songs of Vain Glory
Wigmore Hall Live, WHLive0090 (July 2018).


EM Records, EMRCD036 (June 2016).


Music for Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral
Priory Records, PRCD1128 (December 2014).


From a City Window: Songs by Hubert Parry
Delphian Records, DCD34117 (January 2013).


John Ireland & Frederick Delius Partsongs
Somm Recordings, SOMM0119 (October 2012).


Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Naxos Records, 8.572600 (April 2012).

Read these notes on the Naxos website.

An Irish Songbook
Signum Records, SIGCD239 (February 2011).


A Purse of Gold: Irish Songs by Herbert Hughes
Signum Records, SIGCD106 (October 2010).


On Wenlock Edge (Works by Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Bliss and Warlock)
Linn Records, CKD296 (July 2007).

Read these notes on the Linn Records website.

Love’s Voice (Songs by Finzi, Gurney, Ireland and Ian Venables)
Somm Recordings, SOMMCD063 (February 2007).


Thomas Allen: Songs by Beethoven, Wolf, Butterworth and Vaughan Williams
Wigmore Hall Live, WHLIVE0002 (September 2005).


Oh Fair to See: Songs by Gerald Finzi
Linn Records, CKD253 (May 2005).

Read these notes on the Linn Records website.


Catalogues &c.
Ivor Gurney: Catalogues of Musical and Literary Works
Appendices to Kate Kennedy, Dweller in Shadows [a biography of Ivor Gurney].
Princeton University Press, 2021.
Ivor Gurney: Catalogue of Musical Works
Published in The Ivor Gurney Society Journal, vol.12 (2006), pp.23-114.