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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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Highlights from 2011-2012

This year was the second full year of the music pilot project. One of the things I now do every August is sit down and write not one, but two annual reports and it is quite interesting to see how … Continue reading

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A Music Collections Summer

Now that examinations are over and Cambridge is steeped in an atmosphere of May balls, garden parties and graduation ceremonies, libraries are getting ready for their summer too. Contrary to what one might expect, with so many library users being … Continue reading

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Music collections survey results

The music collections survey that took place last term has given us some interesting food for thought. The winners of the prize draw have been contacted in January and I want to say thank you again to all of you … Continue reading

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Music collectors

The Shelf lives exhibition (18 January – 16 June 2012) at the University Library shows treasures from ten different collectors, one of which represents music. As far as music is concerned, the collectors theme will be continued in blog posts … Continue reading

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Music collections survey

As part of the music pilot – this is the three year project where the music collections at the University Library and Pendlebury Library of Music are managed by the same music librarians – we are, amongst other things, looking … Continue reading

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High hopes

The previously mentioned Thistlethwaite archive throws a completely different light on the nature of amateur music making in the UK during the twentieth century, showing that amateur operatic productions could be astonishingly daring and ambitious in their scope and design. Lee Thistlethwaite’s … Continue reading

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