Dr Salisbury is Lecturer in Music at University and Worcester Colleges, Oxford. His research, much of it performance-led, explores the texts and plainsong found in the extant sources of the medieval liturgy in England, with particular emphasis on transmission and reception. He is currently working on the chants found in the manuscript and printed sources of the Sanctorale (Proper of Saints) according to the liturgical Use of Sarum, the dominant pattern of liturgy, music, and ritual in the south of late medieval England, as well as on specific saints’ Offices written in England or for English use.
From 2012 to 2014 he helped to lead Fragments: music, movement, and memory in a Borders landscape, in collaboration with Historic Scotland and Red Field Arts. This was an arts project, funded by Creative Scotland, which used a fragment of a twelfth-century musical manuscript to engage with contemporary composers, artists, dancers, and musicians. He also contributed to the Experience of Worshipproject at Bangor University.
Dr Salisbury is a trustee of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Societyand a director of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music, and serves as National Liturgy and Worship Adviser to the (modern-day) Church of England.