Irish Musical Studies is an outstanding series of volumes devoted to publishing musical scholarship undertaken in Ireland. It was inaugurated in 1990 and has remained throughout under the general editorship of Professors Gerard Gillen and Harry White. From volume 8 onwards, Irish Musical Studies is published in association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland.
The volumes to date are as follows (the links are to the publishers’ websites with purchase details):
This volume offers a conspectus of musicological research obtaining in Ireland at the time of publication: topics include musical practices in Ireland, England, France, Italy, Hungary, music theory, organology, and positivism.
This volume examines sacred music in Ireland from a variety of perspectives: the Celtic Rite, the Cecilian Movement, classical repertory, Telford’s organs, traditional religious repertory, musical techniques.
This volume contains essays on medieval Irish society, nationalism, classical music, education, religion, traditional music, and the literary tradition.
The Maynooth International Musicological Conference, held at St Patrick's College Maynooth in September 1995, was the first event of its kind in the history of the state. More than one hundred contributions were delivered at the conference; the selected proceedings contain some sixty of them. Drawing from the rich fabric of Irish and international musicology, these two volumes reflect the unprecedented scope and maturity of an event which marked the coming of age of musicology in Ireland.
This anthology, unashamedly positivist in focus, examines fourteen liturgically-based compositions from the medieval period to the 20th century, Roman Catholic and Protestant in provenance, each edited for performance and assessed and evaluated in the context of the wider compositional tradition from which it emanated.
This volume examines the development of art music in Ireland from different perspectives. It includes historical assessments of genre in Irish music, analyses of individual composers and compositions, and essays in cultural history.
This volume contains papers presented at the ninth biennial conference on Baroque music, which was held at Trinity College Dublin in July 2000. The conference had a special emphasis on Bach Studies, as it commemorated the 250th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
This volume examines the musical press, music education and educators, music and the temperance movement, collections and collectors of folk music, iconography of folk music, nationalism, Wagnerism, sacred music and musicians, musical societies, and opera in Ireland.
The 17th century is a pivotal but unfamiliar period in Irish musical history: reflecting political and cultural changes, the ancient harp tradition declined as European musical styles became more widespread. In this volume, the 10th in the Irish Musical Studies series, musicologists begin to establish a picture of music in Ireland at that time.
This book represents the first in the series to be devoted exclusively to the discipline of music theory and analysis, and in this respect it summons the pioneering nature of Musicology in Ireland (Volume 1 in the series), insofar as it reflects the current state of the discipline in Ireland. Part 1 engages with mainstream theoretical and analytical topics with Part 2 offering analytical perspectives on the music of twentieth-century Irish composers.