Publications by Jesse D. Billett


The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, 597–c.1000. Henry Bradshaw Society Subsidia 7. London: Boydell Press, 2014. Google Books preview.

The Marginalia of the Old English Bede: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 41. Henry Bradshaw Society. (In preparation.) Manuscript digitized at Parker Library on the Web.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

“The ‘Old Books of Glastonbury’ and the Muchelney Breviary Fragment: London, British Library, Add. 56488, fols. i, 1–5.” Anglo-Saxon England 47 (2020 for 2018): 307–350.

“A Spirituality of the Word: The Medieval Roots of Traditional Anglican Worship.” Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology 27, no. 2 (Spring 2018): 157–79.

Chapters in peer-reviewed edited collections

“Discerning ‘Reform’ in Monastic Liturgy, ca. 750–ca. 1050.” In The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West, edited by Alison I. Beach and Isabelle Cochelin, 1:415–31. 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Sermones ad diem pertinentes: Sermons and Homilies in the Liturgy of the Divine Office.” In Sermo doctorum: Compilers, Preachers, and their Audiences in the Early Medieval West, edited by Maximilian Diesenberger, Yitzhak Hen, and Marianne Pollheimer, 339–73. SERMO 9. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013.

“The Liturgy of the ‘Roman’ Office in England from the Conversion to the Conquest.” In Rome Across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, c. 500–1400, edited by Claudia Bolgia, Rosamond McKitterick, and John Osborne, 84–110. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Google Books preview.

“The Divine Office and the Secular Clergy in Later Anglo-Saxon England.” In England and the Continent in the Tenth Century: Studies in Honour of Wilhelm Levison (1876–1947), edited by David Rollason, Conrad Leyser, and Hannah Williams, 429–71. Studies in the Early Middle Ages 37. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010.

Articles and chapters in non-peer-reviewed journals and collections

“As the Church Says or As the Bishops Do? The Prohibition of the Eucharist in Ontario During the COVID-19 Lockdown.” Anglican Way, new ser., 1, nos. 1–2 (May 2022 for Michaelmas 2021 and Hilary 2022): 10–29. Magazine website (paywall).

“Wilfrid and Music.” In Wilfrid: Abbot, Bishop, Saint: Papers from the 1300th Anniversary Conferences, edited by N. J. Higham, 163–85. Donington: Shaun Tyas, 2013. RI OPAC Literature Database for the Middle Ages; Amazon (no preview).

Contributions to reference works, catalogues, and other scholarly resources

“An Elevated Form of Music: Triple Psalter, Rheims, Early Twelfth Century; St John’s College MS B.18.” In The Library Treasures of St John’s College, Cambridge, edited by Mark Nicholls and Kathryn McKee, 18–19. London: Third Millennium, 2015. WorldCatPublisher site (no previews).

Translations (4600 words in total) of three passages from Hildemar of Corbie’s Expositio Regulae S. Benedicti, in an international collaborative translation of the whole work: Albrecht Diem, ed. “The Hildemar Project.” 2013.

“Worship in Anglo-Saxon Cathedrals and Monasteries” (23,800 words). In English Cathedrals and Monasteries: History, Community, Art, Architecture, Worship, Music, edited by Dee Dyas, 23,800 words. Interactive DVD-ROM resource. York: Christianity and Culture, 2013. Project site (no preview).

Three chapters in The English Parish Church through the Centuries: Daily Life and Spirituality, Art and Architecture, Literature and Music, Section 2: Anglo-Saxon England (c.600–c.1066), interactive DVD-ROM resource edited by Dee Dyas. York: Christianity and Culture, 2010. Project site (no preview):

  • “The Divine Office: The Hours of Prayer” (3200 words).
  • “Liturgies for the Dying and the Dead” (3700 words).
  • “Music for Mass and Office” (3200 words).

Book reviews

Review of The Making of Liturgy in the Ottonian Church: Books, Music and Ritual in Mainz, 950–1050, by Henry Parkes. Journal of the American Musicological Society 69, no. 3 (2017): 831–35.

Review of Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis: Words and Music in the Second-mode Tracts, by Emma Hornby. The Medieval Review 10.04.01 (April 1, 2010).

Review of The English Chorister: A History, by Alan Mould. The Eagle (2007): 89–93. Open-access pdf: Eagle Scanning Project.