Mark Davenport

Recent Publications



"The Recorder Music Center Turns Five," American Recordeer 51 (November, 2010): 4-5.


“Portrait of a Recorder Player for all Seasons: LaNoue Davenport (1922-1999),” by Frances Feldon. With Martha Bixler, Darius Davenport, Mark Davenport, Sheila Schonbrun Davenport and Bob Dorough. American Recorder 50 (November, 2009): 8-21.


“ARS Names DAA and PSHA Recipients,” American Recorder 50 (January, 2009): 4.


“The Recorder Goes to School,” American Recorder 50 (January, 2009): 11.


“News from the Recorder Music Center,” American Recorder 49 (November, 2008): 11.


“An Interview With Shirley Robbins,” by Martha Bixler. Transcribed and Edited With An Introduction by Mark Davenport,” American Recorder 49 (September, 2008): 12-17.


“News from the Recorder Music Center,” American Recorder 47 (September, 2006): 14.


“Education Committee Changes Focus: Phases Out ARS Teacher Certification,” ARS Newsletter (September, 2006): 1.


“News from the Recorder Music Center,” American Recorder 46 (May, 2005): 4.


“Early Music well-represented at American Musicological Society 2004,” American Recorder 46 (January, 2005): 6-7.


“The Recorder Music Center: Making A Home for All Things Recorder,” American Recorder, 45 (May, 2004): 28-29. Read article


"Between Fantazy and Aire: The 'Active Braine' of William Lawes," Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America 39 (2002): 49-75. (Published June, 2003.)


"LaNoue Davenport (1922-1999): A Son's Recollections," American Recorder  41 (January, 2000): 12, 14, 32. Edited version published as obituary "American Recorder Pioneer LaNoue Davenport Dies at Age 77," The Recorder Magazine 20 (Summer, 2000): 47-49.


"The Aire in William Lawes's Five- and Six-Part Consort Setts: A Comparison and Analysis." Chapter in William Lawes (1602-1645): Essays on His Life, Times and Work, ed. Andrew Ashbee. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing, 1998: 283-306.


"Exploring the Music of Sixteenth-Century Spain," San Francisco Bay Area Early Music News (September, 1998): 6-7.


"Noah Greenberg: The Man Behind the Music," Early Music America 3 (Fall, 1997): 39-44, 47.


"Troubadours and the Art of Courtly Love," Southern California Early Music News 22 (November, 1997): 1, 12-14, 19.


"The Changing Christian Liturgy and its Affect on Music Through the 16th Century: A Backdrop for the Early Music Audience," Early Music Colorado Quarterly 5 (Winter, 1996-97): 3-8.


"Musicians, Madrigals, Marriages, Women and Opera: The Mantuan Court of Vincenzo Gonzaga, 1587-1612," Southern California Early Music News 21 (October, 1996): 1, 12-22, 26.


"The New York Pro Musica's 'Play of Herod': Research Issues Then and Now," Early Music America: The Magazine of Historical Performance 1 (Winter, 1995): 26-34.


"Carl Orff: The Katz Connection," American Recorder 36 (September, 1995): 7-15, 34-39.


"Spain in the New World: Some Musical Consequences," Early Music Colorado Quarterly 3 (Winter, 1994): 6-11.


"Recorder Pitch: Always Throwing Us a Curve," American Recorder 34, (March, 1993): 7-10. Cited in The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder, ed., by J. M. Thomson, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 213, and in Richard Griscom and David Lasocki, The Recorder: A Guide to Writings about the Instrument for Players and Researchers, (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994): 122.