Dr Andrew Frampton

Andrew Frampton is a musicologist, pianist and harpsichordist. He is the Stipendiary Lecturer in Music at St Catherine’s College, and was previously a Lecturer in Music at Magdalen College. His 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. Andrew is 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). His critical editions of Zelenka’s music have been used in performances and recordings all over the world. 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.

Andrew read for a DPhil in music at Merton College, Oxford, where he was also a Prize Scholar. His 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). He holds a first-class Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from the Australian Catholic University and the University of Melbourne, and a first-class Master of Music (Musicology) degree from the University of Melbourne. Andrew is a member of the advisory council of Bach Network, a regular contributor to the Zelenka Festival Prague–Dresden, and has co-convened several conferences and symposia. He is also a Library Assistant at the Bodleian Library and St Edmund Hall, where he is coordinator of a music collections and cataloguing project.

Andrew teaches undergraduate courses on music history from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries, music analysis, musical thought and scholarship, and supervises extended essays and dissertations.




Journal Articles

‘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 J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion’, in J.S. 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, forthcoming, 2022).

Research interests in eighteenth-century music, especially J.S. Bach, Zelenka and their contemporaries; material culture and musical networks; manuscript studies; music philology and textual criticism; music bibliography; theory and analysis; British and Australian music (1850–1950).