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A new academic year starts at the Pendlebury Library of Music

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A warm welcome back to our students and staff, and especially to all our new graduate and undergraduate students.  The Pendlebury Library of Music has had a busy start to term and it’s been great to be able to welcome … Continue reading

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Kaija Saariaho at 70

This month marks the 70th birthday of the acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Her work takes in the whole range from opera and works for large orchestra, to pieces for solo instruments and electronics, and although her style has undergone … Continue reading

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Pendlebury Item Spotlight – New Scores by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Despite having worked in music libraries for quite a few years, it still seems that rarely a week goes by in which I don’t come across a composer I’ve never heard of before. Recently, that composer was Joseph Bologne, Chevalier … Continue reading

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Pendlebury Item Spotlight: Manuscrit Milleran

Today I’d like to highlight possibly the smallest item in the Pendlebury Library – a beautiful pocket-sized facsimile of a manuscript collection of lute music from the 17th century (F-Pn Rés.823; facs., Geneva, 1976) – Manuscrit Milleran, Tablature de Luth … Continue reading

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Xenakis’ Centenary

b. 29 May 1922 – d. 4 February 2001 As you may be aware, this week marks an important anniversary worthy of widespread celebration –that’s right, it’s been 100 years since the birth of Iannis Xenakis! – Greek-French avant-garde composer, … Continue reading

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Library Luthiery (Part 2)

A few months ago, I wrote on this blog about my first foray into instrument making, starting to build a 7-course renaissance lute. It’s been a long process but, six months and about 100-150 hours later, I have finally finished. … Continue reading

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IAML Annual Study Weekend, Oxford

The 2022 IAML ASW was held at St Anne’s College, Oxford from 01-03 April – the first in-person study weekend since 2019, due to the pandemic, and I was able to attend from the Pendlebury Library of Music. I arrived … Continue reading

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Pendlebury Item Spotlight: Luys Milán- El Maestro

From the many things that pass across my desk for cataloguing each week, there are always a few that seem to me to stand out as especially exciting or interesting. This is usually because I already have some vague awareness … Continue reading

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‘Grab and Run’ Boxes This Week at the Pendlebury

(Free Books and Music!) As the new term gets underway, we thought it was a good time to welcome students back into the library with several boxes of free books and scores available for anyone to come and take. The … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Better late than never, we are catching up with marking the centenary of Saint-Saëns’ death in 1921 (I always forget how far into the twentieth century he lived). He will forever be remembered for the Carnaval des animaux and especially … Continue reading

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