In Tune

TCD Library’s music collections have been built up over the course of four centuries, and in their range and diversity reflect a thousand years of Irish and European musical history. In Tune, the winter exhibition in the Long Room, aims to reveal the richness of the music holdings by highlighting a selection of the most significant items, many of which are unique or extremely rare.

Exhibits include medieval liturgical manuscripts, music of the Reformation, domestic music from the Elizabethan era, music from 18th-century Dublin, Irish traditional music and song collections, and 20th-century music ranging from the works of leading Irish composers to popular songs.

A related programme of lectures and concerts will take place during the course of the exhibition, which runs until April 2014. The first concert in the series takes place on Sunday, 15th December 2013 at 16:00 in Trinity College Chapel, and features RIAM Chorale, conducted by Blanaid Murphy.  The programme includes choral and organ works related to the In Tune exhibition, and Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Tickets at door: €10 (Concessions €5).

More details about the concerts and lectures and the virtual exhibition can be viewed here. The In Tune exhibition guide by TCD music librarian, Roy Stanley, is also available in the RIAM Library.