Roche, Jerome (Lawrence Alexander)

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Roche, Jerome (Lawrence Alexander)

Roche, Jerome (Lawrence Alexander) , English musicologist; b. Cairo, May 22, 1942; d. Durham, June 2, 1994. He studied at St. John’s Coll., Cambridge (B.A., 1962; Mus.B., 1963), and received his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Cambridge in 1968 with the diss. North Italian Liturgical Music in the Early 17th Century. In 1967 he became a lecturer at the Univ. of Durham. He publ. the books Palestrina (London, 1972) and The Madrigal (London, 1972; 2nd ed., 1990); with his wife, Elizabeth, he brought out a useful reference source, A Dictionary of Early Music from the Troubadours to Monteverdi (London, 1981); also publ. Lassus (Oxford, 1982) and North Italian Church Music in the Age of Monteverdi (Oxford, 1984).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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