Tag Archives: sheet music

Vesta Tilley at the UL

When I’m not in Cambridge lurking behind the scenes of MusiCB3, another of my haunts is Worcester. Back there last week for the longest time in a while, I noticed quite a few changes around the town that had sprung … Continue reading

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Waterloo 2015

The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 2015 is commemorated through a myriad of events and exhibitions in the UK. It was indeed a damned serious business, as is so aptly demonstrated in the University Library exhibition and certainly … Continue reading

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Meet… Helen Snelling

MusiCB3: What has your road to librarianship been? HS: My journey to librarianship has taken me to places from Essex  to Zimbabwe! I used to be in and out of our public library in Upminster, Essex all the time as … Continue reading

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It’s not just about the music : The warlike Victorian – heroes and heroines

In the last post on Victorian songs I wrote about the attractive cover artwork found on many of the songs. Sometimes the artwork can be the only way in which you can date a piece of music. Music is notorious for … Continue reading

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If it’s ever Spring again

My desk by the window at the Pendlebury enables me to enjoy an abundance of natural daylight.  It also exposes me to the chilly force of the endless Cambridge winter, so I have spent the last few months swaddled in … Continue reading

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A slightly different procedure to last year

Last December I wrote “The same procedure as every year…”; this is not its follow-up – rather it’s a slightly different angle. Whereas last year I was looking ahead at which composer’s music would be out of copyright from 1st … Continue reading

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A star is born

It’s all in the best Broadway tradition – the actor / actress who “overnight” becomes a star. I unexpectedly came across a real-life example of this when I found the story that lay behind a short piano piece in the UL’s music … Continue reading

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