Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

National Archive of Irish Composers

Introducing NAIC - a fabulous website displaying music late 18th and 19th century music at the National Library of Ireland.  Here's how the homepage begins:-

This site exibits high quality digital copies of sheet music from the collections at the National Library of Ireland dating from the late eighteenth to mid nineteenth century. Click Here.

The site’s searchable database has been created to make this music widely available while preserving the National Library’s precious and delicate collections. Irish pianist Una Hunt is the driving force behind this initiative.  Currently, fifty three pieces of historic piano music using Irish airs may be downloaded from the site. The majority of these works were composed by Irish composers or visiting composers to Ireland. Audio files of four of the works in the digital library are appended to the sheet music.

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