Tag Archives: music manuscripts

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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Bliss

The University Library holds a selection of composer and music related archives and actively seeks to extend these collections. One of our main criteria in the selection of music archives is establishing whether there is a “Cambridge link”, but it … Continue reading

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Cambridge manuscripts and RISM Sigla

RISM (Repertoire Internationale des Sources Musicales) has recently made an announcement about a new web site for their library sigla. RISM library sigla comprise three elements: a Country code (usually the same as used for motor vehicles), a Town code in … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Handel: Samuel Butler’s special collection

Many people have heard of the utopian satire Erewhon, but few are aware that its author, the Victorian polymath Samuel Butler (1835–1902), was driven to creativity by a lifelong obsession with George Frideric Handel. ‘Of all dead men Handel has … Continue reading

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