Skip navigation links (access key: Z)Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives CanadaSymbol of the Government of Canada
Français - Version française de cette pageHome - The main page of the Institution's WebsiteContact Us - Institutional contact informationHelp - Information about using the institutional WebsiteSearch - Search the institutional Websitecanada.gc.ca - Government of Canada Web site

Archived Content

This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.

Banner: Directory of Special Collections of Research Value in Canadian Libraries
Introduction SearchHelp

Musical Imprint Collection Prior to 1800
Université Laval, Bibliothèque des sciences humaines et sociales

Subjects
Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.); Music--Theory--Early works to 1800; Musical form; Sonatas, symphonies, songs, etc.

History
The oldest collection of Canadian imprinted music housed in Quebec City was founded in part with collections inherited from the Séminaire de Québec.

Description
Included are liturgical works such as antiphonaries, graduals, etc.; French musical works and treatises prior to 1760; as well as vocal and instrumental works published in English subsequent to this date.

Language
The collection is comprised of Latin, French, and English imprints.

Holdings
129 musical pieces.

Bibliographic Access
LC classification is used. The following bibliographies provide access to the collection: Beaudry, Claude. - "Catalogue des imprimés musicaux d'avant 1800 conservés à la bibliothèque de l'Université Laval". - Musical Canada: words and music honouring Helmut Kallmann. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c1988. International inventory of musical sources = Répertoire international des sources musicales. - Série A/I: Einzeldrucke vor 1800. - Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1971-81. International inventory of musical sources = Répertoire international des sources musicales. Série B/VI: Écrits imprimés concernant la musique. Munich: Henle, 1971.

Physical Access
The collection is housed with the rare book material and is accessible to the public, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Reduced hours are in effect during the summer. For further information visit: http://www.bibl.ulaval.ca/adele/theses.html.

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes, on site only.

Publications Describing Collection
Beaudry, Claude. -- "Catalogue des imprimés musicaux d'avant 1800 conservés à la bibliothéque de l'Université Laval". -- Musical Canada: words and music honouring Helmut Kallmann. -- Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1988.