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Christopher Page (born 1952) is an expert on medieval music, instruments and performance practice. He has written seven books regarding medieval music. He is currently a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England, where he is Vice-Master and University Reader in Medieval Music and Literature.
Total Books: 17
He was formerly a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford (1977–1980) and Senior Research Fellow in Music at Sidney Sussex. He is the founder and director of Gothic Voices, an early music vocal ensemble, which has recorded 25 discs for Hyperion Records, many winning awards. The ensemble has performed in many countries, including, France, Germany, Portugal and Finland. London dates included twice-yearly sell-out concerts at London's Wigmore Hall.
The ensemble gave its fist Promenade Concert in 1989. The group's work has been chronicled most recently in Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, The Modern Invention of Medieval Music (CUP, 2007) and Richard Taruskin, Text and Act (OUP, 2006).
Page's major 350,000 word study, The Christian West and its Singers: The First Thousand Years, has just been published by Yale University Press. Between 1989 and 1997, he was presenter of BBC Radio 3's Early Music Programme, Spirit of the Age, and a presenter of the Radio 4 arts' magazine Kaleidoscope. He has been chairman of the National Early Music Association and of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society (founded 1889). He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Early Music (OUP) and Plainsong and Medieval Music (CUP).
Christopher Page was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 2008. He is currently working on a major reference work, Music in Medieval Literature: Readings from the Fall of Rome to Gothic Europe, for Cambridge University Press.
His instrument of choice is the early Romantic guitar, and he plays one built by Charles Valance in Paris in the 1820s. His latest composition is a seven-part Salve Regina, premiered in Sidney by the professional early-music ensemble Alamire on June 1, 2010.