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Xenakis’ Centenary

b. 29 May 1922 – d. 4 February 2001 As you may be aware, this week marks an important anniversary worthy of widespread celebration –that’s right, it’s been 100 years since the birth of Iannis Xenakis! – Greek-French avant-garde composer, … Continue reading

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Errollyn Wallen’s Music at the Pendlebury Library

Earlier this year, I wrote highlighting a whole range of recent acquisitions for the Pendlebury Library’s collection. But here, I’d like to go into a little more detail about the works we hold by Errollyn Wallen CBE, composer and alumna of … Continue reading

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It’s a crime

October 2020 marks the centenary of the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The mysterious affair at Styles. Not only did it mark the entrance of one of the world’s most famous literary detectives, Hercule Poirot, but it catapulted the … Continue reading

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Song writing for beginners

Included in a batch of recent antiquarian additions to the Music Department here at the UL is a fascinating volume entitled The Melographicon (MR574.c.80.15). Published in 1826, The Melographicon claims to be “An entirely new and highly amusing musical work, by which an … Continue reading

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Cambridge success at the British Composer Awards 2015

On Wednesday 9th December 2015, the British Composer Awards 2015 took place at the BFI Southbank, in a ceremony celebrating the art of contemporary music composition.  Here at the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, we were delighted to see … Continue reading

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