Tag Archives: Victorian sheet music

The song of Tiny Tim

What do you usually buy for Christmas? High on my list of presents for friends is the gift that I most like to receive myself – books. The Christmas period is one of the busiest times of the year for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Polka-ing round the Christmas tree

Thought it was all comic songs and sentimental ballads in the UL’s Victorian sheet music collection? Think again! These nineteenth century composers and their illustrators also favoured us with dances galore – perfect for dancing around one’s drawing room to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Autumn at MusiCB3

Cambridge has turned a bit autumnal lately. After the ridiculously hot summer, I’m finding chilly cycle rides a bit of a shock to the system! However, Autumn in Cambridge is an exciting time as it means that the beginning of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Winter sports

My colleagues in the Japanese Department recently put up an exhibition in and around the Anderson Room / AOI Pavilion, celebrating this year’s Winter Olympics. Of course this prompted me to think about music and winter sports – surely among our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

To the lighthouse : more music of the sea

With songs to do with the sea still fresh in my mind after last week’s post, a reader enquiry about a particular song in the MusiCB3 collections brought Grace Darling (A1892.226) to my attention. This song by Felix McGlennon tells the story of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

‘Impossible ships in impracticable positions’ : Sea songs at the UL

One afternoon in late December, the conversation at MusiCB3 turned to ships and sea songs. It was Margaret’s Christmas post (which looked at some of the nautical aspects of Christmas stories, such as Sinterklaas arriving in the Netherlands by boat) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Set in Stone: Victorian Lithographers

On MusiCB3 we often post about our Victorian sheet music collection. The most interesting thing about these items is often the illustrated title page, rather than then actual sheet music that it covers. As last week’s blog post mentioned, these … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment