Articles, books by Rhian Samuel: 


‘Birtwistle’s The Minotaur: the opera and a diary of its first 

             production', Cambridge Opera Journal, 20, 2 (2009),



‘Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur’. Programme booklet, 

             Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, April 2008 

             (for 1st perf. of Birtwistle's The Minotaur).


'Ail-lunio'r Cwestiwn', Tu Chwith, Hydref/Oct.1996, 86-89 

'Women of Composure', BBC Music Magazine, May 1996, 


'Women Who Call the Tunes', Guardian, 26 May, 1995, 11

Co-editor (with Julie Anne Sadie), The Norton/New Grove 

  Dictionary of Women Composers (London and New 

               York: Macmillan and W.W. Norton), 1994 


‘Women’s Music: A Twentieth-Century Perspective’, in The 

               New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers



‘Elisabetta Brusa’, ‘Ellen Coleman’, ‘Silvina Milstein’, ‘Judith 

 Weir’, ‘Julia Wolfe’ in The New Grove Dictionary of 

 Women Composers (see above)


‘Musical Expressions’ in Reclaiming the Muse, ed. Nicola 

               Lefanu & Sophie Fuller, Contemporary Music 

               Review, 11, Dec 1994, 257-9  


‘Time Remembered: Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong’, 

               Opera,  lxv, 10 (Oct 1994), 1153-58 


‘Violetta and Germont’ in Violetta and her Sisters, ed. N. 

              John (London: Faber), 1994, 258-263  


‘Facing the Music’ in Women in Music, ed. David Jones, 

              Channel  4 Publications, June 1994, 8-9  

‘Editing the Twentieth Century: The New Grove Dictionary 

            of Women Composers’, ILWC Journal, Oct 1993,



‘Feminist Musicology: Endings or Beginnings?’, Women: A 

              Cultural Review, 3, 1 (July 1992), 65-69 


‘Birtwistle’s Gawain: An Essay and a Diary’, Cambridge 

              Opera Journal, 4, 2 (1992), 163-178 


‘Gawain’s Musical Journey.’  Programme booklet, Royal 

              Opera House, Covent Garden, May 1991 (for 

              1st perf. of Birtwistle's Gawain). 2nd version 

              (for revised opera), April 1994  


‘Music in Command' [Reimann's Lear: the music] 

            Programme booklet, ENO, Feb 1989 (for 1st 

            British perf. of Lear)


‘Women Composers:  A Personal View’, Contact, 32 (Spring 

            1988), 53-54 


Reviews by Rhian Samuel: 


Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley, eds: Audible Traces’.   

Perspectives of NewMusic (USA), Summer, 2002 

‘Jonathan Cross:  Harrison Birtwistle: Man, Mind, Music

 and Robert Aldington: The Music of Harrison 

Birtwistle’, Music and Letters, 2001 

‘David Osmond-Smith: Berio.’ Music and Letters, 73, 3 

(Aug. 92), 483-5

‘Wolfram Schwinger, tr. William Mann: Krysztof Penderecki: 

his Life and  Work.’ Music and Letters, 72, 1 (Feb. 91),

153- 55

‘Philip Glass:  Opera on the Beach.’ Music and Letters, 70, 4  

(Nov. 89),  579-81

‘Charles Wuorinen: Crossfire.’  Music and Letters , 70, 4  (Nov. 

89),  597-8

New Music 87, ed. Roger Wright and Michael Finnissey.’ 

Music and Letters  69, 1 (Jan 88),  298-9

‘24th Annual RMA Conference.’ Musical Times, 130 (June 89), 


‘Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories and George Rochberg: 

Four Short Sonatas.’ Music and Letters,70,  2 (May  

89),  308-10

 ‘Fred Lerdahl:  Fantasy Etudes and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich:  

             Symphony No. 2.’  Music and Letters,  70,  2  (May 89), 


‘Morton Feldman: For Frank O’Hara and Earle Brown: 

             Centering’. Music and Letters, 69, 4 (Oct. 88), 569



‘Colin Matthews:  Toccata meccanica  and Three enigmas.

             Music and Letters , 69, 4  (Oct. 88), 571-73

‘Jonathan Lloyd: The Shorelines of Certainty and Nigel 

              Osborne: Mythologies.’ Musicand Letters, 69, 4 

             (Oct. 1988), 570-71

'Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Concerto and Concerto Grosso 

              (1985).’ Music and Letters, 69, 2 (April 1988), 143


Selected writings on Rhian Samuel:


Andrews, Joyce.  ‘Composer Rhian Samuel:  The Female 

              Viewpoint and Welsh Influences in her Vocal 

              Music’.  Women and Music, 8 (2004), 61-72. 


Davies, Lyn. ‘Rhian Samuel (1944-): ‘Cyfansoddwraig o’r 

              Cwm’. In Cwm Cynon, ed. Hywel Teifi Edwards, 

              Gomer Press, 1997, 329-342. 


Hoch, Matthew. 'A Shining Crag': Rhian Samuel's Yr Alarch'.

              Journal of the IAWM, 25, 1 (2019), 14-17. 

Hoch, Matthew and Linda Lister. 'Art Songs by Women'. 

              In So You Want to Sing Music by Women, ed. M. 

              Hoch and L. Lister,  Rowman & Littlefield, 2019, 61. 


Mabry, Sharon. Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music. 

              New York: OUP, 2002. [Discussions of 'The Hare in 

              the Moon, 'Songs of Earth and Air', 'The Witch's      

              Manuscript' and 'In the Hall of Mirrors.]


Mabry, Sharon. ‘Two Gems for Soprano’. Journal of Singing, 

             Sept/Oct, 2000, 57, 1, 35-36. [Discussion of ‘The 

             Hare in the Moon’.] 


Mabry, Sharon. ‘Song-Cycles by Women Composers, Part II’.

              Journal of Singing,,Jan/Feb, 2000, 56, 3, 61-61.  

              [Discussions of ‘Songs of Earth and Air’, ‘Three

              Songs with Guitar’ and ‘The White Amaryllis’.] 

Mack, Anna.  'Opina compositor a inglesa, "La música no     

              se explica con palabras" '. El Sur [Concepción, Chile], 

              17 mayo, 1992, 9.

Manning, Jane.  ‘Rhian Samuel: The Hare in the Moon’. New   

             Vocal Repertory, Volume 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 

             1998, 193-197. 


Manning, Jane.  ‘Rhian Samuel: The Hare in the Moon’.  

              Vocal Repertoire for the 21st Century, Volume 1:    

              Works written before 2000. Oxford: Clarendon 

              Press, 2020, 271-274. 


Schutz, Rachel. 'An Introduction to Welsh Solo Vocal 

              Repertoire.' Journal of  Singing, Sept/Oct. 2020, 

              77, 1, 73-80. [Discussion of six Welsh composers, 

              from Morfydd Owen to Rhian Samuel.]


Williams, Nicholas. ‘Composer Focus: Rhian Samuel'.  

              Mastersinger, 51 (Spring, 2004), 22-23.

Weirzbicki, James. 'SLSO to play new work by Conservatory 

              Composer'. St Louis Globe-Democrat. Sept 26-27, 

              1981, 5F.