Associate Professor Robert Hoskins
Robert Hoskins devised Massey University’s extramural Bachelor of Arts minor in Music: the programme includes classical, popular and jazz studies. He manages the Massey Music Editions, and a series of concerts held at Massey University in Palmerston North.
Robert’s research interests lie in English music of the late 18th century, and aspects of New Zealand music. Publications include three books on Colonial balladry, a book on the 18th-century English theatre composer Samuel Arnold, two volumes (Samuel Arnold’s pseudo-gothic opera The Castle of Andalusia (1781) and Samuel Arnold’s slavery pantomime Obi, or Three Finger’d Jack (1800)) for Music for London Entertainment 1660-1800, an edited volume of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific Writings, and contributions to New Grove, revised New Grove, Studies in Music, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and the 18th-century volume of The Blackwell History of Music in Britain. He is series editor of Massey-Promethean Editions, including the complete works of Larry Pruden in ten volumes, and a multi-volume collection of Douglas Lilburn’s piano music. He has edited numerous works for Artaria Editions, including Samuel Arnold’s Polly (1777), a hitherto unpublished sequel to The Beggar’s Opera and recently recorded on the Naxos label, the complete orchestral music of Samuel Arnold (also recorded by Naxos), a volume of English theatre overtures, the complete chamber music of William Shield, William Shield’s pantomime Omai (1785), written in the wake of Captain Cook’s death in Hawai‘i, and George Butterworth’s Suite for String Quartet. Robert is supervisory editor of numerous projects, including Peter Holman’s edition of Charles Dibdin’s Sadler’s Wells Dialogues, Nathaniel Lew’s edition of Vaughan Williams’s previously unpublished 1906-1907 version of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, and Nicholas Cook’s forthcoming performing and facsimile edition of Beethoven’s unfinished sixth piano concerto.
Current projects include preparing an edition of Douglas Lilburn’s full-scale choral work Prodigal Country and supervisory editor of Nathaniel Lew’s edition of Vaughan Williams’s The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Recent publications include:
Robert Hoskins (ed). Thomas Arne: Love in a Village. Auckland: Artaria Editions, 2011.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Douglas Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Edition vol. 1. Wellington: Promethean Editions, 2010.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Douglas Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Edition vol. 2. Wellington: Promethean Editions, 2012.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Larry Pruden Collected Edition vol. 6. Wellington: Promethean Editions, 2011.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Larry Pruden Collected Edition vol. 6A. Wellington: Promethean Editions, 2012.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Larry Pruden Collected Edition vol. 7. Wellington: Promethean Editions, 2012.
Robert Hoskins (ed). John Ritchie: Partita for Brass Quintet. Wellington: Massey University Music, 2011.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Just Like Us: Aspects of New Zealand Music. Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2011.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Robert Louis Stevenson: The Bottle Imp in English and Samoan. Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2011.
Robert Hoskins. Gold’s a Wonderful Thing: Charles Thatcher’s Songs of the New Zealand Diggings. Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2011.
Robert Hoskins (ed). Samuel Arnold: The Hymn of Adam and Eve. Auckland: Artaria editions, 2012.
Phone: +64 6 356 9099 ext 81110
Room: Room 12.04, Building 12, Colombo Village
Campus: Turitea Campus, Palmerston North
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