Tag Archives: Music at the Pendlebury

To celebrate, to commemorate : George Crumb

The death was announced on February 6th of the influential American composer, George Crumb. Crumb is one of those composers that I have heard of, and I’ve catalogued plenty of his music, but not listened to his work in any … Continue reading

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Errollyn Wallen’s Music at the Pendlebury Library

Earlier this year, I wrote highlighting a whole range of recent acquisitions for the Pendlebury Library’s collection. But here, I’d like to go into a little more detail about the works we hold by Errollyn Wallen CBE, composer and alumna of … 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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What’s been happening at the Pendlebury Library?

Searching, finding, organising, checking, explaining, informing, scanning, uploading, buying,…. just a few of the things we’ve been doing at the Pendlebury Library.  Working at the Pendlebury Library since Christmas has been a very different experience. Due to the 3rd lockdown … Continue reading

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1920s Cambridge : some musical snapshots

This week it was time to swap over the items in the Pendlebury Library exhibition case, to replace the collection of historical audio-visual formats that have been on display there for the last couple of months. MusiCB3 readers were promised … Continue reading

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Discovering music at MusiCB3

It has been a busy couple of weeks at MusiCB3, with the start of term and the beginning of a new academic year! We’ve enjoyed meeting lots of new music students at our library induction tours, both at the UL … 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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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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