Tag Archives: C18 music

Benefit night at the Black Bear Inn

Regular readers of this blog will have seen our previous posts on the Black Bear Inn Music Club. This post  continues the closer look at the benefit nights held for regular performers such as violinist John Scarborough, flautist George Nicholls … 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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No joke

I noticed on Facebook on April 1st that many people were somewhat bemused by a YouTube announcement from King’s College. Recent regulations coupled with the broadcast of live performances from King’s meant that it would be impossible to continue using … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-Century Music Publishing in Cambridge : Some Examples from the Pendlebury Library

This display, which includes facsimiles of items from Special Collections in the Pendlebury Library, will be on view 19th March – 13th June 2014. Readers who are interested in viewing the originals may ask the staff for assistance. Several posts … Continue reading

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Black Bear Music Club: more glum than glee

Opening my favourite volume of concert programmes at random, those for the Black Bear Music Club here in Cambridge, in search of something else, my eye was caught by one of the glees performed at violinist Mr. Wagstaff’s Benefit Night on … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

The UL (@theUL) recently received a query via Twitter from a bemused antiquarian book dealer: “We’ve got Haydn’s Canzonette Italienne. Have you heard of it?” The answer was a resounding No! In fact no-one seemed to have heard of it, … Continue reading

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Do you know this shelf mark?

Or perhaps you would like to share your thoughts on who might have selected this beautiful collection of pieces? The music department has recently acquired a really fascinating manuscript of 18th-century English anthems. 18th-century English sacred music is one of … Continue reading

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Bygone concert venues 6.1: Black Bear Inn. Mr. Incledon comes to Cambridge

In my previous post on the Black Bear Inn, I promised to take a more in-depth look at some of the programmes. What better way to do this than through the annual benefit concerts held for some of the leading … Continue reading

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Arnold and the thorough-bass

In the context of the Shelf Lives exhibition, the music collections are putting some music collectors in the spotlight, both in the form of physical exhibitions and through blog posts. One of these collectors is Franck Thomas Arnold (1861-1940), who … Continue reading

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Bygone concert venues 4: The Pantheon, Oxford Street

Those of you familiar with Oxford Street will know the branch of Marks and Spencer on the South side of the street near Poland Street and may perhaps have wondered why it is called The Pantheon. The answer? It was … Continue reading

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