Chapters in Books

‘Music for the medieval dance’ in Music and Dance, edited by David Tunley, Perth: University of Western Australia Press, 1981, pp. 24-33.

‘The trecento vielle and its repertoire, Jan Sedivka Festschrift edited by David Mercer, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, 1982, pp.53-75.

‘National Library of Australia MS 4052/2/1’, in Margaret Manion and Vera Vines, Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts in Australian Collections, London, Thames and Hudson, 1984, p. 130.

‘The Dominican Liturgy of the Assumption: Texts and music for the Office’ The Art of the Book: its place in medieval worship,edited by Margaret Manion and Bernard Muir, Exeter,University of Exeter Press, 1998, pp. 163-194.‘

The Rimini Antiphonal – palimpsest music and Renaissance liturgical practice’ in Reading Texts and Images: Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Art and Patronage Edited by Bernard J. Muir, Exeter Medieval Texts & Studies, 2002 pp 57-92

I manoscritti musicali del Trecento ‘in Il Libro di Musica ed. Carlo Fiore, Palermo: Epos, 2004 pp 65-88

The Early Liturgical Manuscripts at San Lorenzo: in San Lorenzo, a Florentine Church edited by Robert Gaston and Louis Waldman, Florence: Villa I Tatti, 2017 [in press]

Books edited

Aflame with Music: one hundred years of the Faculty of Music, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1996. (Renaissance section edited by Stinson)

Refereed articles

‘Francesco Landini and the French connection’, in Australian Journal of French Studies XXI,3 (1984): 266-280

An English choirbook fragment in the National Library of Australia’, in Musica Disciplina 38 (1984)[1986]:194- 204.

Ursula GÜNTHER, John NADAS and John STINSON: ‘New biographical Data on Don Paolo Tenorista’, Musica Disciplina 41 (1987):203-246.

‘Decoration, Text and Music in fourteenthy-century Italian Choirbooks’, in Miniatura 1 (1988), 183

`The SCRIBE database’, Computing in Musicology 8 (1992), 65.

‘Hendrik van der Werf as Historiographer’ Musicology Australia 15 (1992): 3-25

`The Poissy Antiphonal: a major source of late medieval chant’, La Trobe Library Journal Vol. 13 nos 51&52 (October 1993): 50-59

Encoding medieval music notation for research , Early Music (2014) 42(4): 613-617

Electronic publications

Brian PARISH and John STINSON, SCRIBE: a program for encoding, storing, searching, printing and analysing medieval and renaissance music notation: Melbourne: Scribe Software Associates, 1988; Version 4.1, 1993.

Medieval Music Database: a comprehensive database of repertoire, composers and manuscripts of 14th century music from Europe, published June 1994.

J. A. STINSON: `The performance of the laude at Orsanmichele’ in series Art and Society fourteenth-century Florence, Padua and Siena (The Open University, 1993) [Recorded 28 June 1993; to be used as a set text for the Open University 1994-]


Understanding medieval music, Melbourne, Council for Adult Education, 1982. (25 pp.)

Creative works

The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century, directed by John Griffiths and John Stinson, Two Gentlemen of Verona: music of Jacopo da Bologna and Giovanni da Firenze, [The Music of the Fourteenth Century Volume 1], Melbourne: Move Records, 1988. MD 3091

The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century, directed by John Griffiths and John Stinson, Every Delight and Fair Pleasure: music of northern Italy [The Music of the Fourteenth Century Volume II], Melbourne: Move Records, 1991 MD 3092.

Les Six, directed by Hartley Newnham and John Stinson, Haec Dies: Easter at Notre Dame de Paris c. 1220, Melbourne: Move Records, 1994.

The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century, directed by John Griffiths and John Stinson, I am Music[The Music of the Fourteenth Century Volume III], Melbourne: Move Records 1997 MD3093.

Les Six, directed by Hartley Newnham and John Stinson, A Florentine Annunciation [The Music of the Fourteenth Century, Volume IV], Melbourne: Move Records, 1997 MD3094

Research-related performance

1987            with La Romanesca, Guillaime deMachaut’s Remede de Fortune, public concert, later broadcast by ABC FM

1988            with The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century, The Music of Fourteenth Century Italy, one hour ABC FM program.

1993            with Les Six, Haec Dies: Easter at Notre Dame de Paris c. 1220

1994            with Les Six, A Florentine Annunciation

1995            with Les Six, A Sienese Assumption

1996,             with Les Six, Early Music Festival, Sacred Heart Church, St Kilda: Pontifical Mass for the feast of St Ursula, new edition from original manuscripts of music by Hildegard von Bingen.

1997            with Les Six, National Gallery of Victoria, Mass for the feast of San Mark in association with the San Marco exhibition, 24 May.

1997            with Les Six, National Gallery of Victoria, Mass of the Coronation of the Doge, for closing of the San Marco Exhibition, 8 June.

1997             with Les Six, Early Music Festival, Sacred Heart Church, St Kilda: Machaut at Reims: Mass for the Nativity of the Virgin, 20 September.

1998 with Les Six, Italian Sacred Music from the late middle ages, Ballarat Cathedral, Friday 9 January (Opening concert of the Ballarat Fine Music Festival)

Book reviews

1987 Roger North’s The Musicall Grammarian and Theory of Sounds, digests of the manuscripts by Mary Chan and Jamie Kassler, with an analytical index of 1726 and 1728 Theory of Sounds by Janet D. Hine, in Musicology Australia, January 1987

1990 Roger North’s writings on Music to c. 1703: a set of analytical indexes by Janet D. Hine, with digests of manuscripts by Mary Chan and Jamie C. Kassler, University of New South Wales,, in Musicology Australia January, 1990

Invited International Lectures

Invited International Lectures

1986, Musik und Ikongographie in Florenz im Trecento, lecture tour (in German) of Switzerland (Zurich and Basel) at the invitation of the Swiss Musicological Society

1988 The Music of Don Paolo Tenorista, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar der Universität Heidelberg

1988 Visiting professor, Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna: public lecture on The Music of the Fourteenth Century, followed by compressed course on Improvisation in Medieval Music (with Ruth Wilkinson) to recorder students at the Hochschule.

1989 2 May, On the salaries of Angels, invited lecture at Baruch College, City University of New York

Invited National Lectures

1993, The Gordon Anderson Memorial Lecture, University of New England, Armidale, 14 September 1993: ‘The Music of the fourteenth century: a twentieth-century perspective.

Invited papers at National Conferences

1989, 15-21 July: New Norcia Symposium ‘The Italian Tradition’, lecture on ‘Florentine musical iconography in the Trecento’, Abbey of New Norcia, W.A.

1989, 17 July, public lecture, ‘New perspectives on the music of the fourteenth century’, University of Western Australia.

1990, Cosmology, Music and Medical Health in the Late Middle Ages’, annual address given to the Medical History Society of Australia.

1992: `Per grazia de la mia nota soave: Poetry and music in the age of Dante’ in In mortem Beatricis: essays on Dante’s La Vita Nuova, New Norcia Humanities Symposium 1992.

1992`New analyses of ancient repertoires: modality and style in late medieval liturgical chant’, National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, 9 October 1992

1995, National Conference of the Recorder Guild, Recorder ‘95, Keynote lecture on ‘Instrumental music of the middle ages: a new look at the istampitte in London, British Library Add, 29987. A new edition of the music by Ruth Wilkinson and John Stinson was launched at the conference.

Invitations to International Conferences

1982, An English manuscript fragment in the National Library of Australia’, Conference for specialists in the music of the fourteenth century, Kloster Neustift bei Brixen /Bressanone, Italy

1984, 23-28 July ‘Musical iconography in Florence 1380-1430’, Zweiteres musikwissenschaftliches Colloquium,, Kloster Neustift bei Brixen /Bressanone, Italy

1987, 24-27 July ‘The fourteenth-century music recording project’, International Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Music, University of Southampton,

1988, 11-14 April: ’Relational databases in historical musicology’, Computers in Music Research, University of Lancaster, England

1989, 9 July ‘On the Salaries of Angels: Florentine musical iconography and its relationship to contemporary musical performance’, Musique en Avignon au 14ième siècle, Paris: Fondation Royaumont, France.

1992, 15 March`The Turin Manuscript and Late Medieval Chant Reform’, International Conference on the manuscript Torino, J. II. 9, Paphos, Cyprus

1992, 3 April`New Approaches to Melodic Analysis’, International Musicological Society, Madrid,

1993, 27 July `Tonality and Modality in late medieval chant’ in Modalität in der Musik des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts, Klosterneustift, Bressanone, Italy

2012 25 June, ‘The Choirbook and its Music: digital techniques of research

Newman College Oratory

2015 May 20, Florence, Revising MEI for research on late medieval music manuscripts (with Jason Stoessel)

Local Papers

`The Modal Computer: analytical insights into the nature of Gregorian tonality’, Music Department, La Trobe University, 6 May 1992

‘The Poissy Antiphonal’, at the symposium Devotion and the Book in the Middle Ages, University of Melbourne, 1993.

`Melodic analysis with the computer: some recent developments’, Music Department, La Trobe University, 1 September, 1993.

‘Three books not for reading: medieval musical manuscripts’ at the symposium Books and Reading, LaTrobe University, November 1995.

‘Florentine Musical Iconography’ at the symposium New aspects of Florentine Art History, La Trobe University Department of Art History, November 1996