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About cg474

Since August 2010 I have been working as a librarian at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK). Since October 2015 I am the librarian at the Faculty of Divinity Library. Between August 2010 and November 2013 I was the Deputy Head of Music at Cambridge University Library and at the Pendlebury Library of Music. Between December 2013 and September 2015 I was the Librarian at the Marshall Library of Economics. Since October 2015 I have been the Librarian at the Divinity Library.

Cambridge Composers : Richard Causton

The series Cambridge Composers focuses on composers who have or had a connection to Cambridge, or the University of Cambridge. Some of them were students here, whilst others are or were teaching composition in MusiCB3 land. Richard Causton has been … Continue reading

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Cambridge Composers : Jeremy Thurlow

This is another instalment in the series Cambridge Composers. Posts focus on composers who have or had a connection to Cambridge, or the University of Cambridge. Some of them were students here, whilst others are or were teaching composition in … Continue reading

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Cambridge Composers : Alexander Goehr

This is another post in the series called Cambridge Composers. These posts focus on composers who have or had a connection to Cambridge, or the University of Cambridge. Some of them were students here, whilst others are and were teaching composition … Continue reading

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Meet… Clemens Gresser

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? Clemens Gresser: As a student I found myself covering the Musicology Department’s library desk on a few occasions, but I didn’t feel any urge to become a librarian. Fast forward to having … Continue reading

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Tracking down Mary, and others

A musicologist friend of mine has asked me how to find printed music of an obscure composer; let’s call her Mary Lucas, because that’s the composer’s name. The following might be useful for you too, if you wonder how to … Continue reading

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Moving Images

Near the end of our annual Shelf Check Week (this year 24th to 28th June) at the Pendlebury Library, we wanted to share with you the changes we have made in the library. The following paragraphs already give you a … Continue reading

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Cambridge Composers : John Hopkins

This is the first post in a new series called Cambridge Composers. Posts will focus on living and dead composers who have or have had a connection to Cambridge, or the University of Cambridge. Some of them were students here, … Continue reading

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Reference liberation front

For the last couple of months we have been weeding at the Pendlebury Library of Music, or more precisely removing items from the open shelves (see Aging gracefully? An update on the Pre-1900s material at the Pendlebury and Autumn maintenance: … Continue reading

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The Phillip John Greenwood collection

We frequently receive donations, and maybe unsurprisingly sometimes we receive offers of CDs. Miraculously, whereas a previous donation had a strong collection focus on jazz (see my post The Julian Andrews Collection) the newly-acquired Phillip John Greenwood Collection comprises almost … Continue reading

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Commemorating musicians who were in concentration camps

For the last couple of years I have blogged about what in some countries is labelled Holocaust Memorial Day (the 27th January; for more information go to the the UK’s HMD Trust web page). This year I wanted to look … Continue reading

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