I teach several undergraduate courses on music of the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. Recently these have included Prelims modules on Historically Informed Performance, eighteenth-century music analysis, Orlando di Lasso and Mozart’s concertos, while my FHS teaching has covered History of Music topics on the keyboard music of JS Bach, sacred polyphonic music of the Renaissance, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century opera and the Classical concerto. I also tutor Prelims and FHS papers on musicological methods, and supervise extended essays and dissertations.

About me

I read for a DPhil in music at Merton College, Oxford, where I was also a Prize Scholar. Before joining St Catherine’s, I was a Lecturer in Music at Magdalen College, and I continue to tutor for various other colleges at Oxford. As an undergraduate, I studied music at the Australian Catholic University and the University of Melbourne, majoring in musicology, advanced piano performance and advanced composition, and I subsequently completed a Master of Music (Musicology) at the University of Melbourne. I am also a pianist, harpsichordist and music editor, and a member of the advisory council of Bach Network. In addition to my academic and performance work, I am a Library Assistant at the Bodleian Library and St Edmund Hall, where I am coordinator of a music collections and cataloguing project.


My research centres around Central European music of the eighteenth century, especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his circle, with a current focus on source-based methodological approaches to creative processes and musical networks in this period. I am a specialist in the Bohemian-born Dresden court composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745), and co-authored the revised Grove Music Online article on Zelenka’s life and works (OUP, 2018).

I am a regular contributor to the Zelenka Festival Prague–Dresden and my critical editions of his music have been used in performances and recordings all over the world. My other research interests include manuscript studies, music philology and textual criticism, music bibliography, material culture, theory and analysis, and music in Britain and Australia from 1850–1950.

My doctoral thesis, completed in 2021 and funded by a John Monash Scholarship, presented a critical study of the manuscript and printed musical sources connected to the Bach pupil and Berlin Hofkomponist Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720–1774). I considered theoretical and historiographical challenges associated with studying galant music and the materiality of eighteenth-century sources. Building on the work of Alfred Dürr and others, a forensic re-examination of palaeographic and codicological features provided the basis for a refined chronology of the autograph manuscripts, drawing on much newly discovered material. I then used these findings to illuminate Agricola’s contribution to Lutheran church music in the decades after JS Bach’s death (supplemented by a critical edition of two unpublished cantatas), and his role as a prolific copyist and collector of music. I also presented the first thematic catalogue of Agricola’s works and a descriptive catalogue of the manuscript copies that are wholly or partially in his hand. I am currently engaged in re-working my thesis for publication.

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • ‘Towards a Critical Zelenka Complete Edition: Problems and Possibilities’, Musicology Australia (2022, forthcoming).
  • ‘Zelenka, Palestrina and the Art of Arrangement: A New Manuscript Fragment’, Musicology Australia 41 (2019): 174–198.
  • ‘A Copyist of Bach and Zelenka: identifying the scribe of GB-Ob MS Tenbury 749’, Understanding Bach 11 (2016): 131–139.

Book chapters

  • ‘A Tale of Two Passions: The 1897 Melbourne Performance of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion’, in JS Bach in Australia: Studies in Reception and Performance, ed. Denis Collins, Samantha Owens and Kerry Murphy (Melbourne: Lyrebird Press, 2018), 29–50.

Edited collections

  • Murphy, Kerry, Frederic Kiernan and Andrew Frampton (eds.). Zelenka, Bach and the Eighteenth-Century German Baroque: Essays in Honour of Janice B Stockigt. Musicology Australia 41/2 (Special Issue, 2019).

Articles in encyclopaedias and reference works

  • Stockigt, Janice B, Andrew Frampton and Frederic Kiernan. ‘Zelenka, Jan (Lukáš Ignatius) Dismas’. Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Reviews, review articles and conference reports

  • ‘International Conference on Baroque Music, Cremona 2018’, Early Music 46 (2018): 708–711.
  • ‘Bach in Cambridge’, Early Music 45 (2017): 708–709.
  • ‘J.S. Bach and his German Contemporaries’. Eighteenth-Century Music 14 (2017): 297–300.
  • ‘New perspectives on Bach’, Context 41 (2016): 77–85.
  • ‘Gasparini: Missa a quarto voci, arr. J.S. Bach’, Eighteenth-Century Music 13 (2016): 321–323.
  • ‘Ich Hebe Meine Augen Auf: Telemann, Heinichen and Graupner in Leipzig’. Eighteenth-Century Music 13 (2016): 326–328.

CD liner notes

  • Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa Sancti Spiritus ZWV 4 & Litaniae Lauretanae ZWV 149, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists, cond. Adam Viktora (Nibiru Records, 2021).

Email: andrew.frampton@stcatz.ox.ac.uk