Cathedral Museum - HMML Repository

Cathedral Museum

935 music manuscripts from the Gozo Cathedral Museum Archives dating from the 18th-20th century. The archive includes 235 music manuscripts from the Gauci Music Collection.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Malta
  • City

    Victoria
  • Repository

    Cathedral Museum
  • Project Codes

    Malta Series I
  • Project Numbers

    Malta Series I 7825-Malta Series I 8042 and Malta Series I 8191-Malta Series I 8223
  • Type

    Microform
  • Microfilm Reels

    251
  • Date Preserved

    1987-1988
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Latin; Italian; Maltese
  • Bibliography

    Noel D'Anastas, "The Music Archives at the Gozo Cathedral," in Guardians of Memory: Essays in Remembrance of Hella Jean Bartolo Winston, edited by Charles Farrugia, 51-73 (2008).
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections


700 music manuscripts from the Cathedral Museum Archives were microfilmed by the Malta Study Center during the 1980s. The collection is rich in Maltese and Gozitan music history, particulary 19th-century composers. The collection also includes 235 music manuscripts donated in 2004 August 14 by Monsignor Anton Gauci (1925-2013), Monsignor Joseph Gauci (1932-), and Monsignor Giovanni-Bosco Gauci (1938-2017), who jointly owned the collection. The manuscripts were microfilmed by the Malta Study Center as a private library during the 1980s. Composers include Francesco Azopardi, Pietro Paolo Bugeja, Vincenzo Bondi, Michele de Ferraris, Giorgio Mercieca, Vincenzo Napoleone Mifsud, Cesare Vassallo, among others.