The Department of Manuscripts holds some significant music items, ranging from medieval liturgical books (missals, breviaries, antiphonals) and theoretical works to compositions and papers of several important 20th-century Irish composers (Frederick May, Arthur Duff, Edgar Deale, Ina Boyle, Brian Boydell, Gerard Victory and Gerald Barry). The most celebrated music manuscripts come from the late 16th or early 17th -centuries: the Ballet and Dallis lute books, and the Dublin Virginal Manuscript.
Medieval liturgical music; Dallis lute book; Ballet lute book; Dublin virginal manuscript; Mercer’s Hospital collection; Trinity College Chapel collection; James Goodman collection of Irish folk music; George Petrie collection of Irish folk music; Townley Hall manuscripts; Frederick May; Arthur Duff; Edgar Deale; Ina Boyle; Brian Boydell; Gerard Victory; Gerald Barry; Colin Mawby.
Musical manuscripts and papers.
Paper listings available in Department of Manuscripts.