Tag Archives: C19 music

Winter sports

My colleagues in the Japanese Department recently put up an exhibition in and around the Anderson Room / AOI Pavilion, celebrating this year’s Winter Olympics. Of course this prompted me to think about music and winter sports – surely among our … Continue reading

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Hello, G’Day, Shalom

Sometimes you don’t always end up writing what you intended…This started out as a post for Australia Day 2018; but ended up as a rather different story. So how did MusiCB3 manage to travel from Poland to Sydney, via Canterbury … Continue reading

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To celebrate to commemorate: John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821)

John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821) is synonymous with the Glee, that quintessentially English unaccompanied sentimental part-song, usually for male voices, popular in the 18th and early 19th century for the enjoyment of which the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club … 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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Pendlebury hidden collections

Over the past 25 years the focus of the Pendlebury Library has gradually but clearly shifted from being a research intensive library owning a collection of manuscripts, concert programmes and rare books, to a faculty library primarily supporting teaching. Although music manuscripts … Continue reading

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Bygone concert venues 7: St. James’s Hall

This is the post that should have come along before Treasure Grove and Wot no ice cream?. Why? Because St. James’s Hall is the venue where these concerts all took place. We have a small, but fascinating collection of about … Continue reading

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Thomas Busby: the model for MusiCB3?

If the composer, writer and musician Thomas Busby had been alive today he would have been in his element delighting in the ability to get online and blog away to his heart’s content – hot competition though for us here … Continue reading

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