Tag Archives: To celebrate to commemorate

2020: Looking forward…

To follow on from last week’s post looking back over 2019, today we look ahead for a glimpse of what’s in store for MusiCB3 in the coming year, as well as some of the musical anniversaries and events coming up … Continue reading

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2019 : That was the year that was, that was

A very Happy 2020 to all our readers, we hope you survived (enjoyed!) the festivities, and are looking forward to a musical new year. In the usual MusiCB3 tradition, we’re looking back this week at the highlights of 2019, as … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Stephen Cleobury

We were shocked and saddened, here at MusiCB3, to hear of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury, former Director of Music of King’s College, Cambridge, at the weekend. Stephen had been at King’s for 37 years before his retirement in … Continue reading

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A different track

This week, I have been busy laying out a small exhibition in the Anderson Room to commemorate the start of the Second World War. I had a very clear idea in my head of what I was going to do … Continue reading

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Wood at the Proms

2019 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Wood. The British conductor’s name is inextricably linked with that of the Proms – probably the most famous music festival in the world. Although there had been promenade concerts … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: A long weekend

It’s not as though music festivals are a new thing. The Proms will celebrate their 125th birthday in their current form next year, while the Bayreuth Festival is even earlier dating back to 1876. A programme for the “Dr. Who” … 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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From MusiCB3 with love

Next Thursday is the Feast of St. Valentine. In the Anderson Room we have a pop-up exhibition celebrating St. Valentine’s Day, with some lovely examples of Victorian Valentine’s music, and an unusual “naval” Valentine celebrating an all-too-real battle (more on … Continue reading

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50 years ago today revisited

You may remember that a while ago, Kate celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper with a blog-post. It gave us a great chance to show off our copy of the LP, an American imprint, that is, perhaps surprisingly, part … Continue reading

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2018: That was the year that was…

A very Happy New Year to all MusiCB3 readers. Over the course of 2018 the MusiCB3 team has written 49 posts on items musical ranging from Roald Dahl inspirations to changing attitudes towards female composers. Victorian music continued to entertain, … Continue reading

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