Tag Archives: Music at the Pendlebury

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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Discovering music collections

As this year’s welcome to our new students, I would like to touch very briefly on ways of discovering and exploring music collections in Cambridge and beyond. Some of this might sound familiar to those of you who have recently … Continue reading

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Queen of Soul

Along with the rest of the world, we were saddened at MusiCB3 to learn of the death of Aretha Franklin. Known in various parts of the world as Lady Soul, Sister Ree, La Diva Franklin, Le Regina del Soul, La … Continue reading

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Debussy centenary

Debussy died in Paris on 25th March 1918. The musical world loves a centenary, and there are plenty of events springing up around this one: BBC Radio 3 are commemorating the anniversary with their series ‘Debussy’s Paris‘. The Sage Gateshead played … Continue reading

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To the lighthouse : more music of the sea

With songs to do with the sea still fresh in my mind after last week’s post, a reader enquiry about a particular song in the MusiCB3 collections brought Grace Darling (A1892.226) to my attention. This song by Felix McGlennon tells the story of … Continue reading

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A Musical Halloween

  It doesn’t do to linger around MusiCB3 on a dark night. The labyrinth beneath the Anderson Room is home to witches, spirits, and unusually musical skeletons, and many unwary travellers have fallen foul of the long winding underground passageways … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes’ music

Sherlock Holmes is approaching his 130th birthday. The first instalment of A Study in Scarlet, in which Holmes and Watson meet, was published in the 1887 edition of Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Since Conan Doyle’s violin-playing detective is often to be found attending … Continue reading

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