One booklet from the University of Dublin Bicentenary of the Founding of the Chair of Music. Contains biographies of the professors of music in the Univeristy of Dublin. Booklet contains programme from two concerts:
Public Theatre, Trinity College: 2/12/64: 'A concert presented by the University of Dublin Central Music Committee on the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Founding of the Chair of Music', performed by the University of Dublin Choral Society, organ accompaniment by Sidney Boal, conducted by Joseph Groocock; and the College Singers conducted by Julian Hall, pianoforte accompaniment by Francis Rainey. Programme comprised works by the Earl of Mornington, Timothy Geary, Percy Buck, Thomas Bateson, John Farmer, Joseph Groocock, Brian Boydell, Michael Tippett, Aloys Fleischmann and works arranged by Kitson and Stewart.
Public Theatre, Trinity College: 2/12/64: 'Violin and Pianoforte Recital' by John Ronayne and Elgin Strub. Programme comprised works by Handel, Schubert, Webern, Philip Cogan and Beethoven.
The music collections are spread over three Library departments. The main collections of music literature and printed music are held in the Music Library, located in the Ussher Library. The open access collections are focussed on supporting the academic needs of students and staff of the College. They include books and periodicals on music, reference works and bibliographies (including online databases), as well as a separate collection of student lending material. Printed music on open access includes collected editions of the works of over 70 composers, anthologies, manuscript facsimiles, and other individual works and editions. The closed access collection is large and diverse, containing items received under legal deposit mainly since about 1880.
Earlier printed music is held in the Department of Early Printed Books. Two special collections stand out: the Ebenezer Prout Collection, particularly strong in music and editions of the 19th century, and the Townley Hall Collection, a country house collection of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Department of Manuscripts holds all music manuscript material. The collection includes liturgical music of the 11th-18th centuries, the Ballet and Dallis lute books, the 16th-century Dublin Virginal Book, the Mercer's Hospital collection, and Irish folk music collected by Petrie, Goodman and Moeran. Several twentieth century Irish composers (Barry, Boydell, Boyle, Deale, Duff, May, Victory) are also represented.