Tag Archives: Music at CUL

Queen of the Music Hall

Marie Lloyd died on the 7th October 1922. Her funeral a few days later was attended by thousands of mourners, and was described by T. S. Eliot as “a ceremony which surprised even warmest admirers”. To mark the centenary month … Continue reading

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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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Song spotlight: “Help” The Railway Dog

As we have remarked before on MusiCB3, it is sometimes the case that a piece of music is interesting mainly for the snippet of history it illustrates. Particularly with the Victorian song collection, it is often not just about the … Continue reading

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Song spotlight: I Belong to Glasgow

I stumbled across this the other day, whilst searching for something else: It sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole…

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Elephants, Doves, and Raccoons

One of the practicalities of storing a lot of scores, as we do here at MusiCB3, is that you have to make the best possible use of the space you have. For us, that involves grouping things together according to … Continue reading

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Running up that hill

My latest earworm is all the fault of Stranger Things. Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running up that Hill has been in the charts again lately, since featuring in a recent episode of the Netflix sci-fi drama series, Stranger Things. This … 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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Women in music: the story continues

Since I last wrote about women in music on occasion of The Rising Tide exhibition, so much has happened. Alongside the many positive initiatives it is important to acknowledge that the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionally affected women and that as … Continue reading

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Welcome from the Music Libraries

The start of this academic year might be rather different from usual, but some things remain the same. As always at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, music library staff are very excited to welcome new students to Cambridge, and to … Continue reading

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