Tag Archives: Music at CUL

“It was 50 years ago today…”

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in America on 2nd June 1967, shortly after the UK release. The golden anniversary of the Beatles’ alter ego band is being celebrated by various events, such as a ‘Sgt, Pepper at … Continue reading

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Celebrating Purcell: treasure trove in the Keller Archive

That caught your eye, dear reader, didn’t it? But first, I must come clean to my many delightful Keller followers: this is not about the man himself or indeed his insights into Purcell (not that I’m aware he had any). … Continue reading

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Scott Joplin at the UL and the Pendlebury

Scott Joplin died on 1st April, 1917. The centenary of his death last week seemed a good moment to investigate what the UL and Pendlebury collections held relating to the ‘King of Ragtime’…  

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Set in Stone: Victorian Lithographers

On MusiCB3 we often post about our Victorian sheet music collection. The most interesting thing about these items is often the illustrated title page, rather than then actual sheet music that it covers. As last week’s blog post mentioned, these … Continue reading

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Encoding music

Cambridge University Library Music Department is taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival on March 12. Encoding music is an exciting drop-in event for all ages.  You can explore the evolution of music notation through the ages, following a trail through the library … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at MusiCB3

Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it or loathe it, it will be all around us this weekend! Ever eager to please, today MusiCB3 will try to cater to both camps. For those of you planning romantic moonlit serenades this weekend, … Continue reading

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A very spooky Christmas

As well as the usual delights of the festive season—feasting , games, music and dancing—telling stories has long been a feature, especially spooky stories, which became increasingly popular in Victorian times, reaching their height in the early twentieth century when M.R. … Continue reading

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