Publications and Research

The following academic papers relevant to Thiman are held in the collection.

A Master of Church Music Thesis (1958) by Jerry Marcus O'Neal
'Eric Harding Thiman: His Sacred Choral and Sacred Solo Music'
Degree Awarded by The School of Church Music, South Western Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort worth, Texas

An MPhil Thesis (2000) by Richard Archer
'Music in the English Non-Conformist Churches in the Twentieth Century'
Degree Awarded by The University of East Anglia
This contains a chapter about Thiman (only two composers warrant a chapter to themselves)

In addition, the collection actively supports people engaged in further research:

  • David Dewar is a research student at Bristol University, looking into the relationship between amateur and professional music making in the early 20th century – research that began with, and will include an important focus on, Thiman.
  • Matthew Hoch, Associate Professor of Voice at Auburn University, Alabama, plans sabbatical research into Thiman and Somervell in late 2020 – if the Corona Virus permits travel by then.
  • John Dressler, Professor Emeritus of Musicology at Murray State University, Kentucky, is in the early stages of planning a bio-bibliography on Thiman, following the publication of similar works on Finzi, Rawsthorne, Alwyn and Bantock.,%20John%20C./?view=book

Articles available in the Collection

Most of the articles are not, unfortunately, currently in print, but a copy could be provided, if wished.

Thiman Revisited. Neville Osborne in Organists’ Review, 2005/1, Vol. XC1 No. 357.

The Eric Thiman Archive. Paul Hale in Southwell Folio, Spring 2014, Issue 25.

Remove the Pigsties! (Describes the renovations of the Archbishop’s Palace in Wolsey’s time with reference to the present-day ones, and quoting from Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel.) Penny Young with Frances Thimann in Southwell Folio, Autumn 2014, Issue 27.

The Eric Thiman Collection. Guy Turner in Southwell Folio, Autumn 2014, Issue 27.

Southwell to Host Eric Thiman Archive in Choir and Organ, July/August 2014, Vol. 22 No. 4.

Also: Wolf Hall. Hilary Mantel

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