Peter J Mercer-Taylor

College of Liberal Arts
  • Portrait Image: 
    Peter Mercer-Taylor
  • Job Title: 
    Associate Professor of Musicology and School of Music Director of Graduate Studies
  • Department: 
    School of Music
  • College/Organization: 
    College of Liberal Arts
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Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • History of popular American music and culture
  • 19th century Romantic German music
  • Music history 1750 - 1900
  • American hymnology

Notable Achievements

Notable Achievements: 
  • "Between Hymn and Horror Film: How Do We Listen to Cradle of Filth?": Mercer-Taylor, Peter, ed. Eric Christianson and Christopher Partridge, Equinox, The Lure of the Dark Side: Satanism and Western Demonology in Popular Culture, 39-59, 2009.
  • "Beyond 'the Herald Angels': Recovering Mendelssohn the Hymnodist": Mercer-Taylor, Peter, CrossAccent: The Journal of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, 17/2 19-35, 2009.
  • "Bill Staines's 'Bridges' and the Art of Meta-Folk": Mercer-Taylor, Peter, The Journal of the Society for American Music, 1/7 423-52, 2007.
  • "'Stupid, stupid signs': Incomprehensibility, Memory, and the Meaning (Maybe) of R.E.M.'s 'Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'": Mercer-Taylor, Peter, The Musical Quarterly, 88/3 456-86, 2005.
  • "Mendelssohn and the Institution(s) of German Art Music": Mercer-Taylor, Peter, ed. Peter Mercer-Taylor, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn, 11-25, 2004.
  • Cambridge Companion to Mendelssohn. Mercer-Taylor, Peter, Cambridge University Press, Editor, 2004.