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Paul R. Laird is Professor of Musicology at the University of Kansas, where he teaches courses in music history and directs the Instrumental Collegium Musicum. His books include Leonard Bernstein: A Guide to Research (Routledge, 2002) and The Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein (Pendragon, 2010), and he was co-editor with William A. Everett of both editions of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002, 2008).