The following is a representative selection of recent and forthcoming essays written by Dr. Shenton.
“Magnificat: Arvo Pärt the quiet evangelist,” in Exploring Christian Song, (M. Jennifer Bloxam and Andrew Shenton, editors (forthcoming 2017).
“Performing Pärt,” in White Light: Arvo Pärt in Media, Culture and Politics, Laura Dolp, editor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
“For Whom the Bells Toll: Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Metamodernism and the Appealing Promise of Tintinnabulation,” in Contemporary Music and Spirituality, Robert Sholl and Sander van Maas, editors (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2016).
“Musical Settings of the Passion Texts,” in Engaging the Passion: Perspectives on the Death of Jesus, Oliver Larry Yarbrough, editor (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), pp. 111-148.
“Negotiating Ecstasy: Electronic Dance Music and the Temporary Autonomous Zone,” in Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space, Sander van Maas, editor, (New York: OUP / Fordham University Press, 2015), pp. 226-243.
“The Essential and Phenomenal Arvo Pärt,” and “Arvo Pärt in his own words,” in The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt, Andrew Shenton, editor, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 1-9 and 111-127.
“Five Quartets: The Search for Stillness and Reconciliation in the War Works of Olivier Messiaen and T. S. Eliot,” in Messiaen the Theologian, Andrew Shenton, editor, (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 145-161.
“Composer as Performer, Recording as Text: Notes Towards a ‘Manner of Realization’ for Messiaen’s Music,” in Messiaen Studies, Robert Sholl, editor, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 168-187).
“Observations on Time in Olivier Messiaen’s Traité,” in Olivier Messiaen: Music Art, Literature, Christopher Dingle & Nigel Simeone, editors, (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007, pp. 173-189).