Tag Archives: Cambridge University Library

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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The changing face of the Anderson Room

If you want to know anything about the UL, Justin Burrows in Music is the person to ask. Our longest serving staff member, he’s a mine of information on the Anderson Room, and its changing look. Here he recalls a … Continue reading

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Counting books at the Pendlebury

You’d be forgiven for wondering what everyone in the world of academic libraries are up to during the summer months. And while it is a quiet time when it comes to user numbers, there’s still always heaps to do, including … Continue reading

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Meet… James Luff

What has your road to librarianship been? After finishing a music degree at Goldsmiths, my initial route into library work was by shelving my way around the libraries at UCL and Senate House in central London, where I also did … Continue reading

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Pigeons and bees at the Crystal Palace

Time travel is by far the most practical and achievable sort of travel at the moment. Whilst a time lord might be tempted to zip forward a few years in the hope that the deficiencies of the present day will … Continue reading

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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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Proms, Hans Keller, and, Beethoven 250

Two for the price of one this week we’re delighted to say. It will come as no surprise for Hans Keller fans out there to learn that he wrote many programme notes for Proms concerts – primarily during the 1960s … Continue reading

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At the Proms with Hans Keller: 24 July 1962

Welcome to this evening’s Prom dear readers. We here at MusiCB3 thought we might offer you an alternative to that on offer from the esteemed BBC’s Proms Archive this evening and give you instead the one which took place on … Continue reading

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Slow moments with SW: Gerald Finzi – elegiac radiance

A change of gear this time, I thought, and what better than to explore some of Gerald Finzi’s ‘slow moments’. How does one begin to describe their essence? Imbued in places with a searing introspection, in others with sheer spiritual … Continue reading

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Libraries are open online

In these challenging times we are all adjusting to working and studying from home. Despite the obvious frustration of having no access to our physical collections that traditionally form a very significant part of music tripos reading lists, or to … Continue reading

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