Cathedral Archives - HMML Repository

Cathedral Archives

The Cathedral Archives is an archives of archives, holding as it does records from the church in Malta, but also the largest music collection on the island. It's holdings include the Archives of the Inquisition, Archives of the Reverenda Fabbrica, Spoils of the Order of Malta, Archives of the French Consulate of Malta in addition to archives of the Cathedral in Mdina, including many diocesan records for Malta.

  • Collection

  • Country

  • City

  • Repository

    Cathedral Archives
  • Project Codes

  • Project Numbers

  • Type

  • Active Catalog Records

  • Digital Surrogates

  • Microfilm Reels

  • Date Preserved

  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • HMML Authority File

  • Languages

    Latin, Italian, French, English, Maltese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Syriac, Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Greek
  • Related Collections

  • Bibliography

    See below
  • Preservation Status

  • Cataloging Status

    In progress
  • Yes


John Azzopardi, Handlist Of The Episcopal And Pro-Vicarial Archives (Curia Episcopalis Melitensis or CEM Archives) at the Malta Cathedral Museum (1975).

John Azzopardi, Archives of the Cathedral of Malta, Misc. 32A: 1313-1529: The Study and Text of an Eighteenth-Century Index of Transcripts (1977).

John Azzopardi and Matteo Sansone, Italian and Maltese Music in the Archives at the Cathedral Museum of Malta (2001).

John Azzopardi, Franco Bruni. and Joseph Vella Bondin, The Nani Composers (2007).

John Azzopardi, "The Roman Inquisition in Malta and its Archive," in The Roman Inquistion in Malta and Elsewhere (2015), 74-87.

John Azzopardi, "The Cathedral Archives: An Archive of Archives," in Ecclesiastical Archives in Malta. Crossroads of Cultures and Religion, 1968-2018 (2018), 1-26.

Alain Blondy, Documents consulaires: Lettres rec̦ues par le chargé d'affaires du Roi à Malte au XVIIIème siècle, 5 vols. (2014).

Franco Bruni, Musica e musicisti alla cattedrale di Malta nei secoli XVI-XVIII (2001).

Franco Bruni, The Vella Composers (1997).

Carmel Cassar, "1564-1696: The Inquisition Index of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St. John," Melita Historica 11/2 (1993), 157-196.

Stanley Fiorini, "The Survival of the Maltese Inquisition Archives during the French Occupation: (1798-1800)," in Identity and Loss of Historical Memory: The Destruction of Archives (2017), 157-171.

Stanley Fiorini, "The Earliest Surviving Accounts Books of the Cathedral Procurators: 1461-1499," in Proceedings of History Week 1992 (1992): 101-115.

Stanley Fiorini, The "Mandati" Documents at the Archives of the Mdina Cathedral, Malta, 1473-1539 (1992).

Marcel de Gabriele, Carmelo Pace, a Maltese Composer: Thematic, Annotated, and Illustrated Catalogue of Works (1991).

Joseph Galea, An Inventory of the Manuscript Volumes of the "Spoils" (1549-1772) Preserved in the Archives at the Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta (1988).

Anna Mousu, A Catalogue of Printed Works by Maltese Composers at the Music Library of the Cathedral Museum, Malta (1988).

David Agius-Muscat, "Canon Fortunato Panzavecchia and his Fondo," in Ecclesiastical Archives in Malta. Crossroads of Cultures and Religion, 1968-2018 (2018), 27-42.

William Zammit, "New Light on the Archive of the Inquisition in Malta during French Rule 1798-1800," in Ecclesiastical Archives in Malta. Crossroads of Cultures and Religion, 1968-2018 (2018), 299-330.

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