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Tyrolea Music Book


Identifier: 00-2011-79-0

Scope and Contents

The Tyrolea Music Book (2011-79-0) is a collection of music. Inside the front cover is a watercolor with a banner with the word, “Tyrolea.” Tyrolea is the name of a club that existed at Yale; founded in 1854 and lasted for about five years.  Because of the anonymous nature of this item it is difficult to claim if the book was actually produced for the club. Tyrolea is probably a reference to Tyrol; a region in Europe around Austria. Tyrolean, for example, is used to describe a hat also known as a Bavarian hat. Some songs that can be found in the book are Gioachino Rossini’s “Mose in Egitto” (Moses in Egypt), Mozart’s “Military Waltz,” and “Polka No. 2.” In Mose in Egitto the part is noted as 1st flute, and flute was an instrument used in the Tyrolea club, but this is the only notation of the instrument that the book might be for.


  • created: c.1854
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/06/2011

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Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


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Tyrolea Music Book
Benjamin Bradley
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