A Musical Offering
Professor Gerard Gillen will celebrate his 75th birthday on 16 August 2017. Many of his friends and colleagues mark that occasion here with a collection of essays that reflects the stellar contribution that he has made to music and musicology in Ireland. Contents: Foreword by Professor emeritus T.P. Dolan (University College Dublin); David Adams (Royal Irish Academy of Music), From pp to ff: a German organ crescendo; Lorraine Byrne Bodley (Maynooth U), Schubert's sacred music; Paul Collins (Mary I, U Limerick), Catholic church music in Limerick, c.1860-1965; R.V. Comerford (Maynooth U), The historiographical significance of The encyclopaedia of music in Ireland (2013); David Connolly (DkIT and St Michael's, Dun Laoghaire), Church music education and the organ in France, 1800-1900; Kieran A. Daly (ind.), St Mary's Guild, Dublin: a parish choir in times of trouble; Patrick F. Devine (ind.), Organ transcriptions of the music of Anton Bruckner; Kerry Houston, From Marchant to Grieg: a seamless thread through an uncertain terrain; Frank Lawrence (University College Dublin), Alessandro Cellini (1830-88), a Roman in Dublin; Darina McCarthy (Maynooth U), Leading from behind? St Patrick's College, Maynooth, and the development of church music in Ireland, 1800-1914; David Mooney (Dublin Institute of Technology), The Feis Ceoil and the evolution of twentieth-century organ music in Ireland; Carole O'Connor (Dublin Institute of Technology), Remembering Jehan Alain (1911-40); Ite O'Donovan (Lassus Scholars), A school of church music in Ireland; Jan Smaczny (Queen's U, Belfast), Dvorák the performer; Yo Tomita (Queen's U, Belfast), The well-tempered clavier in pre-classical Vienna: a new source and its implication; Liam Tracey (St Patrick's College, Maynooth), Lament: a lost liturgical category? Harry White (University College Dublin), 'A priest of eternal imagination': Joyce, music and Roman Catholicism.
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