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A new academic year starts at the Pendlebury Library of Music

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A warm welcome back to our students and staff, and especially to all our new graduate and undergraduate students.  The Pendlebury Library of Music has had a busy start to term and it’s been great to be able to welcome … Continue reading

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Kaija Saariaho at 70

This month marks the 70th birthday of the acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Her work takes in the whole range from opera and works for large orchestra, to pieces for solo instruments and electronics, and although her style has undergone … Continue reading

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Hans Keller’s E major challenge

Reading Hans Keller’s programme note on Franz Schreker’s Suite for the Birthday of the Infanta for a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Royal Festival Hall in October 1978 (which also included Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F … Continue reading

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Hogwood Archive: an introduction

The library has in recent years acquired significant materials and collections relating to the Early Music Revival. One of these is the Christopher Hogwood Archive, which was donated to the library by the Hogwood Estate. The aim of establishing a … Continue reading

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Where do they all come from?

You stroll into Cambridge University Library, which, as you know, is one of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s six Legal Deposit Libraries. So where do all the books and music come from – they’re all “free” aren’t they, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Ester

An early celebration for Early Music Day as MusiCB3 uncovers the story of the library detective work that resulted in the finding of “Ester” – the world’s first Hebrew oratorio, unsung and believed lost for 200 years. @theULSpecColl @theUL @BBCRadio3@HGOpera Continue reading

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‘Grab and Run’ Boxes This Week at the Pendlebury

(Free Books and Music!) As the new term gets underway, we thought it was a good time to welcome students back into the library with several boxes of free books and scores available for anyone to come and take. The … Continue reading

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Singing at the UL

In 1991, thirty years ago, the UL Choir was established. It was first conducted by Mary Halloran, then working in the Music Department at the UL, then Jeremy Wong took over. Tim Penton and Lucas Elkin swapped with each other … Continue reading

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Pendlebury Item Spotlight: Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum, 1742 edition.

I’ve decided that it might be a nice idea to highlight a particular item each month that has caught my eye in the Pendlebury’s collection. In these quieter summer months, I’ve been finding myself primarily cataloguing some of the rare … Continue reading

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Lute Manuscripts at Cambridge

I spent quite a bit of my spare time during lockdown learning to play the lute. So naturally, I was excited when I discovered that Cambridge has some extraordinary lute manuscripts in its collection. I’ll highlight a few of the … Continue reading

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