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About jamesluff

Senior library assistant at the Pendlebury Library of Music, University of Cambridge

Pendlebury Item of the Month: A Collection of Glees, Canons, and Catches by John Wall Callcott

As I continue to catalogue rare books in the Pendlebury Library, I’ve recently been working through a batch of catches, canons and glees, all published around the beginning of the 19th century. There have been rather a lot of these … Continue reading

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Pendlebury Item of the Month: Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum, 1742 edition.

I’ve decided that it might be a nice idea to highlight a particular item each month that has caught my eye in the Pendlebury’s collection. In these quieter summer months, I’ve been finding myself primarily cataloguing some of the rare … Continue reading

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Lute Manuscripts at Cambridge

I spent quite a bit of my spare time during lockdown learning to play the lute. So naturally, I was excited when I discovered that Cambridge has some extraordinary lute manuscripts in its collection. I’ll highlight a few of the … Continue reading

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Counting books at the Pendlebury

You’d be forgiven for wondering what everyone in the world of academic libraries are up to during the summer months. And while it is a quiet time when it comes to user numbers, there’s still always heaps to do, including … Continue reading

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Lots of New Acquisitions at the Pendlebury Library of Music

Here at the Pendlebury we’ve been busy adding heaps of fascinating new scores and recordings by composers who have historically been underrepresented in the world of classical music. This large influx of new material has been the exciting first step … Continue reading

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Meet… James Luff

What has your road to librarianship been? After finishing a music degree at Goldsmiths, my initial route into library work was by shelving my way around the libraries at UCL and Senate House in central London, where I also did … Continue reading

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