Born in Wimbledon, South London, in 1942. Educated Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby, Brasenose College, Oxford, and the University of Liverpool (PhD, 1967). Lecturer in English Literature, University of Leeds, 1967-70; Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Victoria University of Manchester, 1970-1993. Subsequently a freelance author/editor and composer. Married to Mary Brooks-Davies. Four children. Play recorders and flute. Formerly sang counter-tenor in church choir. Compositions, etc: include religious choral works and secular instrumental works. Taught privately. Editions of S.S.Wesley's 12 Anthems (1853),together with services and other works from his The European Psalmist (1872), anthems by Maurice Greene, William Boyce, and J. Clarke Whitfeld, also edited from their first editions, will be found under the respective composer names on the CPDL website.