Tag Archives: music

Joe Derrane and his Gaillard Accordion

The Irish Music Archives at John J. Burns Library is delighted to announce the acquisition and display of Joe Derrane’s D/C# Gaillard accordion, a gift to the Library from his children, Joseph P. Derrane, Jr. and Sheila A. Harvey. The … Continue reading

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Dialogo di Vincenzo Nobile Fiorentino della Musica Antica et Moderna

Vincenzo Galilei’s Dialogo di Vincenzo Nobile Fiorentino della Musica Antica et Moderna is well known to music historians as a book that marked the beginning of a transition from praising the idea of musical polyphony to believing in modernity and … Continue reading

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Irish Music Symposium

A research symposium organized by the National University of Ireland Galway in conjunction with the Irish Music Archives in the John J. Burns Library at Boston College will capitalize on the energy of music-related scholarship happening globally and present findings … Continue reading

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Traditional Cape Breton and Irish Music in Boston: the Muise Family Collection

The Muise Family collection includes recordings of impromptu house sessions of Cape Breton and Irish music, performed by a variety of musicians in the Boston area. The collection also includes some concerts and other gatherings. Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Exploring the World of Late Medieval Liturgy and Music, Part 2

In my previous post I gave an overview of medieval liturgical and musical books. One of these is the antiphonale or antiphoner, which contains the proper antiphons for the Divine Office. The Burns Library owns a beautiful (and now digitized) … Continue reading

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Reading Room Log: Exploring the World of Late Medieval Liturgy and Music

The Burns Library is a great place to explore the history of liturgy and music. One way to begin is to compare the more recent liturgical books with those from previous centuries. Of special note are those books predating the … Continue reading

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Exhibits Update: Patrick S. Gilmore and the 140th Anniversary of the World’s Peace Jubilee in Boston

In the middle of May, while hurrying through O’Neill Library to one of my last classes of the semester, I noticed a sign for a new exhibit in the O’Neill Reading Room. Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-1892), “father of the American … Continue reading

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