Tag Archives: Anderson Room

At the event: Encoding Music

On Saturday 12 March, the music department at Cambridge University Library took part in the Cambridge Science Festival with Encoding Music. Last week, we outlined our plans for the day in this blog. Today, I would like to start with thanking everyone, volunteers and … Continue reading

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New Year, New staff, New study space at the Pendlebury

Welcome back to the Lent Term of 2015 at the Pendlebury Library of Music.  Now that the Christmas festivities are over and Pendlebury staff are refreshed after their extended break, it’s time to take stock of what’s new.

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A day in the life of a music librarian (in pictures)

Music librarians don’t have typical days. We have huge variety in our work – it’s what makes it so interesting. Here at the UL, we’re responsible for acquiring music, give suggestions for music literature, catalogue music, decide what needs to … Continue reading

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In Defence of Delius: Introducing the ‘Deryck Cooke Delius Bibliography’

For thirty years after WWII, Deryck Cooke (1919-76) was a leading advocate for the music of Bruckner and Mahler – and, in spite of his premature death, lived long enough to see both composers accorded a prominent place in Britain’s … Continue reading

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Shakespeare 450 – an earlier celebration

Later today (Friday 25th April) a new exhibition will be mounted in the Anderson Room at the UL celebrating William Shakespeare‘s 450th birthday featuring a variety of music inspired by the works of the Bard. While doing some background research … Continue reading

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The tourist trail

We often get tour parties at the UL. Sometimes they’re here for a specific event – the Alumni Festival, or Open Cambridge perhaps. There are parties of sixth-formers looking around the university, music librarians on their Annual Study Weekend, enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Guess the weight?

My mother was a great cake-maker. At least once a year she would bake a cake of epic proportions for use in a “Guess the weight” competition for a local fete. Why am I telling you this? Because I recently … Continue reading

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