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Favourite music related reads at the UL

A few weeks ago, Kate posted about the perils of classifying music literature at the UL. During my fifteen years here, I’ve had my fair share of music related reads, and thought I would share some of my favourites here. … Continue reading

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Golf and flying opera singers: some distractions

The trouble with working in a library, I find, is that my ‘to read’ list grows too fast to ever get to the end of. Especially since at the moment I am studying (very slowly) for an MA, and so … Continue reading

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From winter to spring in Cambridge

The end of last week saw three rare celestial events come together in one day: a partial solar eclipse, a supermoon, and the Spring Equinox, when day and night are of equal length. From now on the days will lengthen … Continue reading

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Writing about music: tips and suggestions in Holoman’s book

Are you writing a paper and don’t know how to quote a symphony by Brahms? Have you doubts on how to cite a direction for dynamic nuance? Should it be Arlequin from “Carnaval” or “Arlequin” from Carnaval? Rachmaninov, Rachmaninoff or … Continue reading

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No joke

I noticed on Facebook on April 1st that many people were somewhat bemused by a YouTube announcement from King’s College. Recent regulations coupled with the broadcast of live performances from King’s meant that it would be impossible to continue using … Continue reading

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What (not) to buy

As a music librarian with an August end of financial year, the coming couple of months are a crucial time for acquisitions. This has always been the case, but in the context of the music pilot project this has now … Continue reading

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