Tag Archives: music

Libraries are open online

In these challenging times we are all adjusting to working and studying from home. Despite the obvious frustration of having no access to our physical collections that traditionally form a very significant part of music tripos reading lists, or to … Continue reading

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One small step…or 50 years ago (almost) today

One of my very earliest memories is sitting underneath the table in our living-room when I was a tiny child. It was the middle of the night, I’m sure I’d never been up so late before. The reason I was … Continue reading

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Shining a light

Saturday sees the return of an annual music festival, which seems to be in equal measure loved or hated, the Eurovision song contest. Eurovision fans have already been watching the semi-finals on BBC Four, and although I’m not quite as … Continue reading

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Musical mutts

As one of the world’s largest dog-shows, Crufts, swings into action at the NEC Birmingham, this music librarian / dog lover thought it was about time to have a look at the relationship between dogs and music. I’ve owned dogs … Continue reading

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The worm that trilled

For most of this week, courtesy of watching The Talented Mr. Ripley at the weekend, Gabriel Yared‘s score has been firmly lodged inside my head. A few years ago I took part in the annual Harkive music day. It’s a fascinating … Continue reading

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The use of music in Shakespeare

Music and the theatre share an intimate and faceted connection, and the artistic links between the two are no less prevalent in the plays, sonnets and narrative poems of Shakespeare than the works of any other poet. When first performed … Continue reading

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A bicycle made for….

With the Tour de France about to sweep through Cambridge I’ve been musing about bicycles in the music collections here at the UL. One item that always appears whenever there’s a tour of the department is Charley the bicycle pet. … Continue reading

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