St Patrick's College,
Department of Music

Call for Papers

The Conference Committee is pleased to invite papers on the following topics:

Music in the Liturgy –

19th, 20th and 21st century approaches; the impact of Vatican II; choral music; congregational singing.

Plainchant –

Restitution of chant in the 19th century; Vatican editions, 20th century developments; current interpretative trends; vernacular chant.

Organ –

Technical developments from the mid 19th century to the 21st century; the balance of art versus engineering; organists and organ builders.

Music Education –

The fluctuating position of music within the education curriculum over the past 150 years; advances in teaching techniques; standards of practical musicianship.

Music and Irish Culture –

National identity; links between traditional and church music; analysis of Irish liturgical music and composers.

Abstracts should be submitted on or before 9 November 2012. Individual, joint or group submissions are welcome. Papers will normally be allocated twenty minutes for presentation followed by ten minutes for questions.

Abstracts (of approximately 300 words) should specify the type of presentation and should include name, email contact address, institutional affiliation if applicable, a short biography, and a note of any technical requirements. 

All submissions to: