I find myself thinking about musical text all the time anyway, particularly when I am accompanying. I regularly review editions of music in the Music Library Association journal Notes. Otherwise most of my publications have involved my work on British music c. 1860s-1960s. Among these are critical editions of music by William Walton (orchestral works c. 1960 and suites derived from his film scores), and a further volume of orchestral song cycles by Charles Villiers Stanford. Another major focus of my research has been the music of Arthur Sullivan. Textual issues abound at every turn. Indeed, it is the new wave of textual scholarship involving the Savoy operas (for example, this and this) that will revolutionize the scholarly understanding of those works. It is an exciting time to work on Gilbert & Sullivan. I have just started a project with a student preparing an edition of John Philip Sousa’s 1879 orchestration HMS Pinafore, reconstructing it from a fragmentary score (about 1/3 is extant) in the Library of Congress, and from parts preserved in Sydney, Australia. As is clear from the images below, the parts got plenty of use over the decades.
For more about me, here’s my website: http://jamesbrookskuykendall.com/
Pronouns: he/him/his. My last name is pronounced as if the "y" were an "r": KIRK-in-dahl.