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Music Monuments and Critical Editions in the Library

The print volumes in the Music Library with the call number M3 make up the “Music Monuments,” section.  In this area the complete works and critical editions of music provide comprehensive content by composer, time period or geographic region.  What

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J.S. Bach’s Study Bible in the Music Library

    A facsimile of composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Study Bible, published by Uitgeverij Van Wijnen in the Netherlands, has been added to the Music Library’s holdings.  The original volumes were published in 1681-82, with commentary by theologian Abraham Calov

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“Art of the Flute,” Performance Friday, April 13 at Noon

  Students of acclaimed flutist and faculty member Carol Wincenc will perform selections in the Library Galleria on Friday, April 13  at noon.   Selections will be for flute and piano, as well as for flute choir.    

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Emerson String Quartet Biography

  In 2001, a year before joining Stony Brook University’s prestigious Music Department, the Emerson String Quartet published its biography, Converging Lines: the Extraordinary Story of the Emerson String Quartet’s First 25 Years.   The Music Library has several copies.  It

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Cuatro Basso Plays in the Galleria

Cuatro Basso, a double bass quartet comprised of students in the Music Department’s DMA program, graciously shared their talents during a lunchtime performance today.   The double bass, with its wide range in register and percussive qualities, lends itself well to quartet arrangements

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Black History on Record: the Music Library’s Holdings

A small but rich subset of the Music Library’s sound recordings collection covers many landmark moments in Black history through music, literature, drama, activism and oratory.  Below are further details highlighting particular items of interest.  More will be added throughout

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CUATRO BASSO CONCERT POSTPONED

Due to illness today’s scheduled performance by Cuatro Basso is postponed.  We apologize for any inconvenience. –Gisele Schierhorst

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The Music Library’s Reel-to-Reel Recordings

The Music Library’s reel-to-reel recordings represent the early history of the University’s Music Department.  For several decades, faculty and student recitals, symphony, chamber music and choral concerts were recorded directly to the reels, and archived in the Music Library.  Among

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Met Opera on Demand Now Available!

Enjoy instant access to more than 600 full-length Met performances with this online streaming database for college and university libraries!  Our Met Opera on Demand subscription now accommodates 5 simultaneous users.  It can be accessed from the University Libraries’ databases page, with

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MUS 520 Celebrates LPs and Manuscripts!

Each Fall semester MUS 520, a bibliography and research skills course, is offered to new DMA students in the Music Department’s performance program.  This year the curriculum began with an assignment assessing the value of content found in the Music

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