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Lots of New Acquisitions at the Pendlebury Library of Music

Here at the Pendlebury we’ve been busy adding heaps of fascinating new scores and recordings by composers who have historically been underrepresented in the world of classical music. This large influx of new material has been the exciting first step … Continue reading

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Before and after they were famous

Most musicians don’t become stars immediately. There are always exceptions – Yehudi Menuhin, who in the hideous Nazi-sponsored Encyclopedia of Jews in Music (Berlin 1940), was sarcastically labelled a “wunderkind”, the sarcasm failing woefully as he truly was a child wonder; then … 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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The Phillip John Greenwood collection

We frequently receive donations, and maybe unsurprisingly sometimes we receive offers of CDs. Miraculously, whereas a previous donation had a strong collection focus on jazz (see my post The Julian Andrews Collection) the newly-acquired Phillip John Greenwood Collection comprises almost … Continue reading

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The Julian Andrews Collection

Most libraries receive donations, and some times a donated item goes to a library because it is not needed any more by the owner. At other times, someone dies and leaves a collection of scores, recordings, or books – or … Continue reading

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