Tag Archives: It’s not just about the 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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It’s not just about the music : The Royal Aquarium

Previous “It’s not just about the music” posts have shown how Victorian sheet music can be a useful topic of research across subject areas. One area that may not be immediately obvious is architecture. As songs often dealt with topical themes, … Continue reading

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It’s not just about the music : The warlike Victorian – heroes and heroines

In the last post on Victorian songs I wrote about the attractive cover artwork found on many of the songs. Sometimes the artwork can be the only way in which you can date a piece of music. Music is notorious for … Continue reading

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It’s not just about the music : The (un)-healthy Victorian

Who uses music resources? Conversations among music librarians reveal that increasing numbers of libraries are getting rid of their music stock citing, among other things, under-use. As early as 2003 a IAML report Access to music highlighted some of the problems … Continue reading

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