The University of Illinois reports the death of Professor Nicholas Temperley, a British musicologist specialising mostly in music of his native land. He was 87.
He joined the Illinois musicology faculty in 1967 and twice served as its chair.
His major works are The Music of the English Parish Church (1979) and The Romantic Age: 1800–1914 (vol. 5 of Blackwell’s History of Music in Britain, 1981). He contributed more than 100 articles to New Grove.