Professor Jeremy Dibble, PhD (So'ton), MA (Cantab)
Jeremy Dibble studied music at Trinity College, Cambridge (with Philip Radcliffe, Richard Marlow, Peter le Huray and Robin Holloway) and at Southampton University (with Peter Evans). Before he was appointed as a lecturer at Durham in 1993, he was a lecturer in music at University College, Cork. He teaches courses in harmony and counterpoint, musicianship, nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, and includes special topics in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century English song, Brahms, and at MA level, Victorian hymnody. He is a member of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Music at Durham, Artistic Advisor of the University’s professional concert series, MUSICON, Director of Postgraduate Studies and CD Editor for the journal Nineteenth-Century Music Review (CUP). In 2010 the Royal School of Church Music awarded him a Fellowship (FRSCM) for services to church music.
Jeremy Dibble’s research specialisms lie in British and Irish music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an area which includes not only composer studies, but also musical criticism and aesthetics, church music, hymnology, song, light music, opera and instrumental music. He is best known for his monographs C. Hubert H. Parry: His Life and Music (Oxford: OUP, 1992 rev. 1998) and Charles Villiers Stanford: Man and Musician (Oxford: OUP, 2002), John Stainer: A Life in Music (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2007), Michele Esposito (Dublin: Field Day Press, 2010) and for his edition of Parry’s Violin Sonatas for Musica Britannica (Vol. LXXX, 2003). He has also edited, with Bennett Zon, Volume 2 of Ashgate’s Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies (2002), and is musical editor of the forthcoming Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (with Dick Watson); he has also contributed numerous essays to books including ‘Dannreuther and the Orme Square Phenomenon’ for British Music and Culture (eds. Bashford and Langley, 2000), ‘Elgar and his British Contemporaries’ to the Cambridge Companion to Elgar (eds. Rushton and Grimley, 2005), and Chapter 8, ‘Musical Trends and the Western Church: A Collision of the Ancient and Modern’, for Cambridge University Press’s World Christianities. He has contributed many articles on British composers to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the revised Oxford Companion to Music, the new edition of Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Thoemmes’ Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers and Grolier’s Encyclopaedia of the Victorian Era. He is presently preparing a book on the life and work of the Irish composer, pianist and conductor, Sir Hamilton Harty and an edition of Parry’s Piano Trios for Musica Britannica. He has also completed numerous editions for the RSCM Press. Recently he has contributed two papers to international conferences on Frederick Delius, a paper on the music of 'Hymns Ancient and Modern' for the 150th anniversary of the hymnal, and an essay on Howells as a song-writer.
Professor Dibble has for many years worked closely with commercial recording labels such as Hyperion, Chandos, Dutton, Herald, EMi etc and has done much to promulgate the results of his research with leading performers and orchestras. His recent work has involved an edition of Stanford's Piano Quartet No. 2 Op. 133 with the Gould Trio for Naxos, editions of Harty's Piano Quintet Op. 12 and two string quartets Opp. 1 and 5 for Hyperion, and editions of Parry's Magnificat, Coronation Te Deum and 'England' for Chandos and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. He has also made orchestrations of extracts of Parry's unpublished opera Guenever and Ivor Gurney's song cycle Lights Out for the BBC Concert Orchestra with the Dutton label. In March 2012 his orchestration of Stanford's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor was premiered by the Durham University Orchestral Society in Durham Cathedral. He is presently editing Harty's incidental theatre music and is involved in a project with Naxos to record the church music of John Ireland.
Current and recent supervision of research projects has included: the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Frederic Cowen, Hamish MacCunn, William Gillies Whittaker, Archibald Potter, Elgar and Wagner, Eric Coates, Chopin in England and Scotland, Poulenc's a cappella sacred works, the music of Josip Slavenski, the history of the Royal College of Music 1883-1918, Tractarian hymnody, the Symphonies of John Kinsella, the music of E. J. Moeran, Thomas Tertius Noble and the choir of St Thomas, New York, the concerted works of Herbert Howells, the role of the organ in nineteenth-century church music, the influence of Brahms in British music and the choral works of Gerald Finzi. He has longer-term plans to produce a study of the music of Frederick Delius.
In 2011 he received an Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision from Durham University.
- British and Irish music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
- British musical criticism
- Church music
- Dibble JC (2010). Michele Esposito. Dublin: Field Day Publications.
- Dibble JC (2007). John Stainer: A Life in Music. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer.
- Dibble JC (2002). Charles Villiers Stanford: Man and Musician. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Dibble JC (1992). C. Hubert H. Parry: His Life and Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Dibble JC & Zon B (2002). Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies Vol. 2. Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies. Aldershot: Ashgate.
- Dibble, J. C., Behrendt, S, Gardiner, A. T., Crisafulli, C. M., Bandiera, L., Gonzalez, B., Cardwell, R. A., Phillips, W., da Silva, J. B., Irimia, M. A., Schmid, S., Engelberg, K., Steyaert, K., Prochazka, M., Coghen, M., Racz, I., Polonsky, R., Kostadinova, V. & Schoina, M. (2008). 'I pant for the music which is divine': Shelley's Poetry and the Musical Imagination. In The Reception of P.B. Shelley in Europe. Schmid, S. & Rossington, M. London: Continuum Press. 278-301.
- Dibble JC (2004). 'Elgar and His British Contemporaries'. In The Cambridge Companion to Elgar. Grimley, D. & Rushton, J. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 15-23.
- Dibble JC (2003). 'Theses'. In Information Sources in Music. Foreman L Munich: K G Saur. 168-177.
- Dibble JC (2002). 'Fantasy and Hybridization in the British Variation Tradition'. In Ninteenth-Century British Music Studies. Dibble, J C & Zon, B Aldershot: Ashgate Press. 2: 235-250.
- Dibble JC (2002). 'Parry's Guenever: Trauma and Catharsis'. In King Arthur in Music. Barber, R Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. 35-50.
- Dibble JC (2001). 'Grove's Musical Dictionary: A National Document'. In Musical Constructions of Nationalism: Essays on the History and Ideology of European Musical Culture 1800-1945. White, H & Murphy, M Cork: Cork University Press. 33-50.
- Dibble JC (2001). 'The Death of a Culture: Germany and British Music before 1914'. In Oh, My Horses: Elgar and the Great War. Foreman, L Rickmansworth: Elgar Editions. 73-88.
- Dibble JC (2000). 'Dannreuther and the Orme Square Phenomenon'. In Music and British Culture, 1785-1914: Essays in Honour of Cyril Ehrlich. Bashford, C & Langley, L Oxford: Oxford University Press. 275-298.
- Dibble JC (1999). 'Parry as Historiographer'. In Nineteenth-Century British Music StudiesAldershot. Zon, B Aldershot: Ashgate. 1: 37-51.
- Dibble JC (1998). 'Parry, Stanford and Vaughan Williams: The Creation of Tradition'. In Ralph Vaughan Williams in Perspective. Foreman, L London: Albion Press. 25-47.
- Dibble JC (1998). 'The Composer in the Academy, 1850-1940'. In To Talent Alone: The Royal Irish Academy of Music 1848-1998. Acton, C & Pine, R Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. 400-418.
- Dibble JC (1997). 'Musical Nationalism in Ireland in the 20th Century: Complexities and Contradictions'. In Music and Nationalism in 20th-century Great Britain and Finland. Makela T Hamburg: Von Bockel Verlag. 133-144.
- Dibble JC (1993). 'Stanford's Service in B flat Op. 10 and the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge'. In Irish Musical Studies: Music and the Church. White, H & Gillen, G Dublin: Irish Academic Press. 2: 129-148.
- Dibble, JC (2011). 'Hail, gladdening light'' (anthem) Charles Wood. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, JC (2010). Communion Service in C Op. 115 Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble J C (2010). Morning Service in C Op. 115 Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J.C. (2006). An Anthology of Edwardian Carols. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Dibble JC (2004). A Stanford Anthology. Anthem and Motet Collections from OUP. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Dibble, J C (2004). Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A Op. 12 Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2004). Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D minor Thomas Attwood Walmisley. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2004). Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Op. 81 Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble JC (2003). Hubert Parry: Sonatas for Violin and Pianoforte. Music Britannica. London: Stainer & Bell.
- Dibble, J C (2002). 'I was glad' (Coronation Anthem) C. Hubert H. Parry. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2002). 'Lighten our darkness' (anthem) Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2002). Magnficat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat (1877) John Stainer. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2002). Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C Op. 115 Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2002). Magnificat and Nuncu Dimittis in B flat Op. 10 Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
- Dibble, J C (2002). Pater Noster (motet) Charles Villiers Stanford. RSCM Press.
Essays in edited volumes
- Dibble, JC (2012). 'Venice and Opera'. In Venice and the Cultural Imagination. O Neill, M, Sandy, M & Wootton, S Pickering & Chatto. 43-77.
- Dibble, JC (2011). 'The Church Music of John Ireland'. In The John Ireland Companion. Foreman, L. Boydell & Brewer. 232-254.
- Dibble JC (2006). 'Musical Trends and the Western Church: a Collision of the Ancient and Modern'. In World Christianities c.1815-c.1914. Gilley S & Stanley B Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 8: 121-135.
- Dibble, J.C. (2006). Charles Villiers Stanford, Music Education and the Concepts of 'Musica Prattica' and 'Musica Theoretica'. In On Bunker's Hill: Festschrift for Bunker Clark. Everett, W. & Laird, P. Lawrence, Kansas, USA:
- Dibble, J.C. (2012). 'Loveliest of rhapsodies': George Butterworth's 'A Shropshire Lad' Rhapsody. The Gramophone 90: 124-9.
- Dibble, JC (2012). 'Man of the World: Delius the Cosmopolitan'. The Gramophone (February 2012): 22-33.
- Dibble, JC (2011). 'The world through an infant's eyes': Finzi's cantata 'Dies Natalis'. The Gramophone (December 2011): 114-119.