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Thesis 1

Thesis Title: The role of the harpsichord in modern Irish music
Degree Type: MA
Degree Specialism: Performance
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 1997
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: Waterford Institute of Technology
No. of Volumes (no. of pages): 1 (89pp.)
Abstract: Compositions for the harpsichord in Ireland began to emerge during the second half of this century. These works make use of both 'authentic' and modern instruments. An investigation of the suitability of this new music to the different models of harpsichord is one of the main themes of this dissertation. Individual composers and their works for harpsichord are assessed, with their understanding of the instrument and its capabilities inevitably determining the quality of the music written for it.

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