Manuscript Music Collections

Trinity College Dublin, The Old Library | Manuscript Music Collections

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.

Strengths

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.

Physical characteristics

Musical manuscripts and papers.

Description or Catalogue

Paper listings available in Department of Manuscripts.

Coverage

800
Languages
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Accrual Policy
Active
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Donation
Purchase
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Regular
Added by Trinity College Dublin | Last updated on: 09 February 2018