Limericks for the Connoisseur (New Generation, 2019)

The Great Composers  (Quercus, 2007)
Chopin – His Life and Music (Naxos 2006; Sourcebooks 2007)
The Classic FM Good Music Guide (Hodder & Stoughton, 1999)
The Classic FM Guide to Classical Music (Pavilion Books, 1996; revised &                                                                                updated 1997)
Victorian Curiosities (Ed.) (Little Brown, 1995)
A Beginner’s Guide to Opera (Ebury Press, 1993; Crescent Books, 1994)
Godowsky – The Pianists’ Pianist (APR 1989; revised and updated Travis &                                                                                                                   Emery 2014)
                     Godowsky – Ein Pianist für Pianisten(Staccato Verlag 2012)
Raspberries and Other Trifles – Tales for Discerning Delinquents                                                            (Hutchinson, 1984; Dragon Books, 1987) 


Foreword to: Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome
Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton (
Victorian Secrets, 2012)
Foreword & afterword to: Three Men in a Boat / Three Men on the            Bummel  (Jerome K. Jerome) (Readers’ Digest edition (1998)
Foreword to: On the Stage and Off (Jerome K. Jerome) (Alan Sutton                                                                                                                     (1991)
‘1000 Years of Music’ inThe Gramophone Classical Music Guide                                                            (Haymarket Consumer Media 2010, 2011, 2012)
‘Broadening our Horizons’ in Beyond the Mainstream: The Festival                                                 ‘Rarities of Piano Music’ (Staccato Verlag, 2011)
Classical Music: The 111 Greatest Works – The Complete Guide to Building the Essential Classical Music Library (with James Jolly)                                                                                                       (Haymarket Media, 2009)

‘Alexander Phillinoy’; ‘Cynthia Simpson’; ‘Mary-Jane and Emily’ (from Raspberries and Other Trifles) in The Naughtiest Children I Know (ed.     Anne Harvey) (Red Fox 2000)

‘Mary-Jane and Emily’ (from Raspberries and Other Trifles) in The Beginner’s Book of Bad Behaviour (comp. & illustr. Colin West) (Hutchinson (1987)

‘Trespussing’ in Paws & Claws: An anthology of cat poetry (Hutchinson (1995)

‘Place Settings’ (from Sarah’s Encores) in Party Pieces (ed. Anne Harvey)                                      (Sutton Publishing 2005)

‘A train driver living in Crewe’ in The Boy Who Forgot to Grow Down and other limericks (comp. Tom Baker) (Arrow Books 1984)


Blaythorne Suite, for cornet & piano / Studio Music

Blaythorne Suite, (arr. Farr) for brass band / Studio Music  

Lendalfoot (overture) for brass band / Kirklees Music

Carphology, for clarinet & piano / Cramer Music  

Toccata giubiloso, for organ / Cramer Music

Place Settings / Musical Chairs & Usherette’s Blues / Novello

Funny You Should Sing That (The Songs of Jeremy Nicholas) / Novello

(Open Wide, I Can’t Quite Remember Your Name, Camping Out, Dad Got All His Medals Out Today, Presidential Precedents, Valentine Card, Pub Crawl, Tongue Twister)

 RECORDINGS of instrumental music & songs

Blaythorne Suite (arr. Ray Farr) Grimethorpe Colliery Band (PRL 004)

Toccata giubiloso / Kevin Bowyer, organ (NPC 007 & FRC 8103 & Alto ALC 1187))

Quiet Peace No.1 (arr. 2 pianos) / David Nettle & Richard Markham, pfs., (MCD 65, Carlton Classics 30366 01052, NEMACD 200)

Place Settings / Sarah Walker & Roger Vignoles (Hyperion CDA 66289 & Helios CDH 55422)

Musical Chairs (alternative version of Place Settings) / Jody Karin Applebaum & Marc-André Hamelin (Albany TROY744)

Usherette’s Blues / Sarah Walker & Roger Vignoles (Hyperion CDA 66289 & Helios CDH 55422), Jody Karin Applebaum & Marc-André Hamelin (Albany TROY 744), Nicy Roberts & Paul Roberts (TTB CD02)

Pretty Plain / Jody Karin Applebaum & Marc-André Hamelin (Albany TROY 744)

Maternity / Jody Karin Applebaum & Marc-André Hamelin (Albany TROY 744)

Valentine Card / Stewart Collins & Andy Read (FEST CD 231)


Carnival of the Animals (music by Saint-Saëns, verses by Jeremy Nicholas) NEMACD 600

The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux) Naxos NA 211812

Composers’ Letters (anthology) Naxos NA 203012

Christmas is Coming! Readings for the Festive Season (anthology)    Hodder Headline HH 17

The Prisoner of Zenda (Anthony Hope) Hodder Headline HH 154

The Countryman Collection (anthology) EMI  7243 8

The Fashion in Shrouds (Margery Allingham) BBC ZBBC 166

The Warden (Anthony Trollope) BBC  ZBBC 1213

Three Men in a Boat (Jerome K Jerome) Argo  SAY 86, Argo 1052 & Argo 522 591 4

Three Men on the Bummel (Jerome K Jerome) Argo 1304

Budgie the Little Helicopter (8 songs) EMI TC-MFP 6117

Trolls: The Musical (Peter Skellern) CRAMC 2