Documents of Irish music history in the long nineteenth century

Irish Musical Studies volume 12

Kerry Houston, Maria McHale & Michael Murphy, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-724-2
May 2019. 288pp; ills.

This volume explores various aspects of Ireland's musical past through the lens of historical documents. The contributors have examined a range of published and unpublished sources from the long-nineteenth century including critical and theoretical writings, musical scores and manuscripts, and archival documents generated by institutions and individuals. Several chapters feature transcriptions or reproductions of the documents under discussion. The book as a whole addresses a number of topics including the social history of music, the patronage and composition of sacred music, the reception of opera, the emergence of the céilí, military band music, sources of traditional music, music and politics, music education, visiting and immigrant musicians, national identity, and the deployment of traditional melodies in art-music genres.

The Irish Musical Studies series is published in association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland.

Kerry Houston is head of the Department of Academic Studies, TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. Maria McHale is a lecturer in musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama. Michael Murphy is a lecturer in music at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.