Tag Archives: Music at CUL

Ribbons and waistcoats and birds on hats : fashion at MusiCB3

The sheet music boxes at the UL are a mine of information about all sorts of things other than music. Many of the illustrated title pages depict the singers who performed the songs,  wearing the fashions of the time. I … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Baby Spice?

What is wrong with this picture? Yes, that’s right – no Baby Spice (now I come to think of it, the title of this post might have been something of a giveaway…).

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Orpheus in the London-world : Happy Birthday Offenbach

Yesterday saw the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jacques Offenbach. As regular readers will know, MusiCB3 has been celebrating Offenbach’s anniversary month with an exhibition in the Anderson Room, and with Susi’s blog post earlier this month. For this … Continue reading

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Musical time capsules : back to the 50s

Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing one of our regular ‘inspections’ at the University Library side of MusiCB3. This is pretty much what it says on the tin – we take a section of the music … Continue reading

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For children

A surprising number of composers have composed works aimed at a juvenile audience. In some cases this has complemented their work as a music teacher, in others they have wanted to introduce their music to younger members of the family. … Continue reading

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Polka-ing round the Christmas tree

Thought it was all comic songs and sentimental ballads in the UL’s Victorian sheet music collection? Think again! These nineteenth century composers and their illustrators also favoured us with dances galore – perfect for dancing around one’s drawing room to … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols at MusiCB3

MusiCB3 is looking very festive lately. The much-admired Pendlebury Christmas decorations are up, and the exhibition cases in the Anderson Room are showing off some of the Music Department’s Christmas-related items. One of the Anderson Room cases is devoted to … Continue reading

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