Tag Archives: Music publishing

Online notated music collections

Welcoming our new students in a predominantly online environment in October was quite an unusual and for many also an unsettling experience. Now that we are entering a new stage of COVID-19 lockdown MusiCB3 will briefly reflect on how our … Continue reading

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Dutch signs at the Pendlebury Library: a collection of librettos printed by Abraham Wolfgang

Summer … at least in theory. Just a few students around. Very quiet time at the Pendlebury Library. As promised in my previous post blog (More on Pendlebury hidden collections), I can carry on undisturbed my treasure hunting among the … Continue reading

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Pendlebury hidden collections

Over the past 25 years the focus of the Pendlebury Library has gradually but clearly shifted from being a research intensive library owning a collection of manuscripts, concert programmes and rare books, to a faculty library primarily supporting teaching. Although music manuscripts … 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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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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From the Stacks: a box of delights

This is the first of a new series of posts where we take an item or two from the thousands in the music stacks which has caught our eye for one reason or another and home in to find out … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-Century Music Publishing in Cambridge : Some Examples from the Pendlebury Library

This display, which includes facsimiles of items from Special Collections in the Pendlebury Library, will be on view 19th March – 13th June 2014. Readers who are interested in viewing the originals may ask the staff for assistance. Several posts … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

The UL (@theUL) recently received a query via Twitter from a bemused antiquarian book dealer: “We’ve got Haydn’s Canzonette Italienne. Have you heard of it?” The answer was a resounding No! In fact no-one seemed to have heard of it, … Continue reading

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I found this letter….

Recently I was going through some correspondence in the Arthur Bliss Archive, and came across an uncatalogued letter from Adolf Aber, a music director at Bliss’ publisher Novello. Aber had formerly been a partner in the German publishers, Hofmeister. Forced into exile when the Nazis rose … Continue reading

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The same procedure as every year…

This is the last post on MusiCB3 – for this year. And every time before the end of the year I have the same procedure: I check which composers died 70 years ago (as any music written by a composer … Continue reading

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