Tag Archives: Anderson Room

Back at the UL

I enjoyed reading Kate‘s post a few weeks ago about her journey back to the Pendlebury with its collection of learned plants. I’ve been back in the UL for about 2 months, part-time, working from home for the rest of … Continue reading

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Open all hours

It’s been a strange month for everyone. For the Music Collections teams at the UL and the Pendlebury, in common with librarians across Cambridge, we’ve had to get used to new ways of working. Most of us have been working … Continue reading

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A message from the music team

Good news – some library services are now open. Cambridge University Library is now open for book returns, Click and Collect, and Scan and Deliver services (current staff and students only). Please note that Scan and Deliver is for literature … Continue reading

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No mere trifle: Beethoven 250

It will not have escaped your notice, dear reader, that this year the world (and not only the musical world) is marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. “The music is transcendent. He’s always pushing against the sky, reinventing the … Continue reading

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Offenbach 200: the Can-Can comes of age

As you may have noticed, this year marks the bi-centenary of Offenbach‘s birth and to mark the occasion we have put together a little, rather eclectic, display in the Anderson Room here at the UL. Never mind the Can-Can, how … Continue reading

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Musical chairs

It was a very sad day in the Anderson Room on the 26th April 2017 when we bade farewell to our comfy blue chairs that have been part of the Anderson Room at the UL since at least 1935. The chairs … Continue reading

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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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