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My 1355 days at the Pendlebury Library

When you read this blog post I’ll have already left my position as a Library Assistant at the Pendlebury Library and I’ll be enjoying some days off before starting my new job at the British Library as a Music cataloguer. … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: 2016

Here we are with our annual recap to commemorate a selection of relevant musicians who passed away in 2016, and some listening suggestions to remember them by. 2016 has been a sad year, marked by the loss of important figures … Continue reading

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2015: Another year has gone …

It seems only yesterday I wrote the post “To celebrate, to commemorate: 2014” to pay tribute to some musicians who died in 2014 and here I am again to remember some of the relevant figures in the music world who … Continue reading

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Dutch signs at the Pendlebury Library: a collection of librettos printed by Abraham Wolfgang

Summer … at least in theory. Just a few students around. Very quiet time at the Pendlebury Library. As promised in my previous post blog (More on Pendlebury hidden collections), I can carry on undisturbed my treasure hunting among the … Continue reading

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More on Pendlebury hidden collections

Sometimes, when the Pendlebury Library is quiet and term has ended, I disappear from my workplace to reach the secret corners of the library, rooms accessible only to library staff. A door in the library annexe separates the accessible part … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate : 2014

Here I am again for our annual glance (see “New year: time to take stock”) at a selection of composers and musicians who passed away in 2014 and, in order to celebrate them, I’ll give some suggestions (one per person) of … Continue reading

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Writing about music: tips and suggestions in Holoman’s book

Are you writing a paper and don’t know how to quote a symphony by Brahms? Have you doubts on how to cite a direction for dynamic nuance? Should it be Arlequin from “Carnaval” or “Arlequin” from Carnaval? Rachmaninov, Rachmaninoff or … Continue reading

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