Author Archives: Kate

“Spiders and Snakes and Cats…Oh my!”

What do spiders, snakes, and cats have in common? They are all things you would come across at MusiCB3 this Halloween (or at any time, to be honest!). Libraries are home to a surprising number of ‘animals’, and the music … Continue reading

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Discovering music at MusiCB3

It has been a busy couple of weeks at MusiCB3, with the start of term and the beginning of a new academic year! We’ve enjoyed meeting lots of new music students at our library induction tours, both at the UL … Continue reading

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Ribbons and waistcoats and birds on hats : fashion at MusiCB3

The sheet music boxes at the UL are a mine of information about all sorts of things other than music. Many of the illustrated title pages depict the singers who performed the songs,  wearing the fashions of the time. I … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Baby Spice?

What is wrong with this picture? Yes, that’s right – no Baby Spice (now I come to think of it, the title of this post might have been something of a giveaway…).

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Cambridge University Naxos accounts : a quick how-to guide

Today on MusiCB3, just a quick look at how to access the university’s Naxos accounts. The university subscribes to both Naxos Music Library and Naxos Video Library, which can be accessed by Cambridge University students and staff. The logging-in process … Continue reading

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Orpheus in the London-world : Happy Birthday Offenbach

Yesterday saw the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jacques Offenbach. As regular readers will know, MusiCB3 has been celebrating Offenbach’s anniversary month with an exhibition in the Anderson Room, and with Susi’s blog post earlier this month. For this … Continue reading

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Musical time capsules : back to the 50s

Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing one of our regular ‘inspections’ at the University Library side of MusiCB3. This is pretty much what it says on the tin – we take a section of the music … Continue reading

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