Tag Archives: Music Department

Digital scanning, picnics, creating displays, tours and sample lectures: Work Experience Students 2016

These past two weeks, the Pendlebury Library of Music has once again played host to some Year 10 work experience students who are studying at local schools.  Here’s a taste of what they got up to… Advertisements

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Music and Science

Exploring the relationship between music and science is a vast area of research which has evolved significantly over the past centuries. The obvious place to start is in Ancient Greece in the 6th century BC with Pythagoras, who has been … Continue reading

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New Old Music: Hogwood collection highlights

Following in the footsteps of New Old Books and recent acquisitions posts on the Cambridge University Library Special Collections blog, this week will provide a little taster of music items purchased from the estate of Christopher Hogwood. Our new treasures include music manuscripts, early printed … Continue reading

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Zak’s “Mobile”: is the rest noise?

On 5th June 1961 an event of seismic significance shook the Established Musical World: during a broadcast concert given by the English Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Bruno Maderna, the World Première of Piotr Zak‘s Mobile for Tape and … Continue reading

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Waterloo 2015

The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 2015 is commemorated through a myriad of events and exhibitions in the UK. It was indeed a damned serious business, as is so aptly demonstrated in the University Library exhibition and certainly … Continue reading

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Pack up your troubles: 1915, a year in music

1915, the first full year of WWI, would see one ghastly event after another unfold: the second Battle of Ypres during which poison gas was used for the first time by the Germans, the appalling loss of life at Gallipoli, … Continue reading

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From the stacks: Locke’s “Melothesia”

Whilst we were preparing our tribute to Chris Hogwood last month, I looked out our copy of Matthew Locke’s Melothesia [MR340.c.65.1] as Chris had prepared a modern edition for OUP, published in 1987 [M340.a.95.532.5], and was immediately captivated. So I … Continue reading

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