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Agnes Tyrrell (20 September 1846 – 18 April 1883) was a composer and pianist of English and Czech descent. Tyrrell was born in Brno, the regional capital of Moravia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. She was the daughter of English teacher Henry Foster Tyrrell, who had established himself among the German-speaking community of Brno, and his Czech wife Josefína Kotulanova. Agnes grew up in this environment speaking fluently English and German but also Czech. A child prodigy, she performed in her first piano recital at nine, and attended the Vienna Conservatory at sixteen. She studied piano with Adalbert Pacher in Vienna and composition with Anton Bruckner's teacher Otto Kitzler in Brno. She had to give up an active career as a pianist due to failing health, and instead devoted her short life to composition. This is her catalogue of piano and choral music.



Andante Andante, op. 6
Piano score. 8 pages
Publisher: Certosa Verlag | Körborn, 2017
Editor: Dieter M. Backes
ISMN: 979-0-50224-348-7
Catalogue No.: CV Ty2

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Choruses for Mixed Choir Eight Choruses for Mixed Choir (including 5 Gesänge für Gemischten Chor, op. 7)
Choruses. 68 pages
Includes Sommerfrühe, Sonntags am Rhein, Vorüber, Abschied, Liebestpredigt, Gebet, Mutterthränen, and Winterlied.
In: Agnes Tyrrell. Brno Composer and Her Choruses for Mixed Choir. Master's thesis, pp. 103–170. | Brno, 2019
Engraving: Blanka Snajdrova
Editor: Blanka Snajdrova

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Theme and Variations Theme and Variations, op. 8
Piano score. 8 pages
Publisher: The Kapralova Society | Toronto, 2021
Engraving: Dejan Badnjar
Editors: Karla Hartl and Eugene Gates
ISMN 979-0-9001582-2-2
Catalogue No.: KS 011

To obtain the score, write to society[at]kapralova[dot]org


Mazurka Mazurka, op. 15
Piano score. 7 pages
Publisher: Certosa Verlag | Klein-Winternheim, 2013
Editor: Dieter M. Backes
ISMN: 979-0-50224-249-7
Catalogue No.: CV Ty1

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Grand Sonata Grand Sonata, op. 66
Tyrrell's most substantial work for piano solo and her late masterpiece.
Piano score. 30 pages
Publisher: The Kapralova Society | Toronto, 2021 coming soon
Engraving: Dejan Badnjar
Editors: Karla Hartl and Eugene Gates
ISMN 979-0-9001582-3-9
Catalogue No.: KS 012

To obtain the score, write to society[at]kapralova[dot]org


After 130 years of total neglect, Tyrrell's music is finally being rediscovered by scholars, musicians, publishers, and music lovers. Listen to Tyrrell's orchestral overture to her Oratorio Die Konige in Israel on YouTube.