The music collections

The Cathedral’s collections of manuscript and printed music are a focus for academic research and some are being digitised. Within the collections of printed music, there are several unique items. While the manuscript music comprises mainly organ books and part-books used by the cathedral choir from the early 17th century to the 19th century, secular music is also included in the collections.  Instrumental music is represented in the donations made by Philip Falle (1656-1742) and Richard Fawcett (1714-82).