Tag Archives: music at the UL

Songs of the Liberation for VE Day

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection (1944-46) consists mainly of books, but also contains a number of French and English songs and music scores, some with striking illustrations. They appear either as individual leaflets or as part of larger compilations, including the lyrics and in some cases notated … Continue reading

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Open all hours

It’s been a strange month for everyone. For the Music Collections teams at the UL and the Pendlebury, in common with librarians across Cambridge, we’ve had to get used to new ways of working. Most of us have been working … Continue reading

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Missing in action

It’s not unusual in a library to get questions about “missing” books. Some, sadly, are genuinely missing – in the time I’ve been working here, I have come across such tragedies as books left on trains, stolen book bags (the … Continue reading

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A Valentine for the Navy

Readers of MusiCB3 may remember that a few weeks ago in Sarah’s Valentine’s Day post, she mentioned an unusual “Naval Valentine” – proof, yet again, that you can find the most extraordinary items in the UL’s music collections, whilst in … Continue reading

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From MusiCB3 with love

Next Thursday is the Feast of St. Valentine. In the Anderson Room we have a pop-up exhibition celebrating St. Valentine’s Day, with some lovely examples of Victorian Valentine’s music, and an unusual “naval” Valentine celebrating an all-too-real battle (more on … Continue reading

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Holidays

It’s been sticky work here at the UL over the last few weeks, especially in the non-air conditioned Anderson Room office, where even with a fan working like crazy, and most of the doors and windows open, the MusiCB3 staff … Continue reading

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The week in music

March has truly come in like a lion, with snow either already here or threatening, and Storm Emma about to blow in. Curl up with MusiCB3, and take a look at musical anniversaries over this coming week. From semaphore to … Continue reading

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