Tag Archives: music manuscripts

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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Encoding music

Cambridge University Library Music Department is taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival on March 12. Encoding music is an exciting drop-in event for all ages.  You can explore the evolution of music notation through the ages, following a trail through the library … Continue reading

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Musings on music resources

Once upon a time, when there were no online library catalogues or online library resources, music students and researchers would go to the library and browse through card catalogues and many printed reference works to find the answer to what … Continue reading

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At the event: UL Friends talk by Margaret Faultless

It’s all in the notes. Or is it?…. On Wednesday February 11th Margaret Faultless gave an absorbing and illuminating lecture-recital to the Friends of the University Library on performance practice at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries taking … Continue reading

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Nowel Nowel

A few weeks ago I was trying to sort out the blogging rota. As the MusiCB3 bloggers headed off for their Christmas breaks I was left with the Yuletide blog that will take us into the New Year. I thought I … Continue reading

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The David Chadd Microfilm Collection

The Pendlebury has received a donation of around a hundred and fifty microfilms of manuscripts, ranging from eleventh-century chant books and sixteenth-century polyphonic fragments to early printed books and modern theses. Since October 2011, I have been steadily cataloguing the … Continue reading

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Robert Thurston Dart

If you have been reading our blog, you are undoubtedly already aware that the University Library holds many unique and fascinating music archives in various shapes and forms. The composer archives are probably best known, since they are quite prominently … Continue reading

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