The Sound of Music in the Library

A full house packed the Special Collections Seminar Room on Wednesday, October 19, to listen to Gems from the Music Library’s Vinyl Collection. Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library, played selections from the over 26,000 LPs that are discoverable in our SEARCH! interface.

Gisele provided brief descriptions and histories for each selection, offering glimpses into the performers and their musical styles. Listeners enjoyed the wide variety of works presented which ranged from classical to opera, showtunes, folk music, and jazz.

The hour barely scratched the surface of what the Music Library holds so stay tuned for future versions of this event.

A list of titles played appears below:  

  • “Where or When” from the musical Babes in Arms, by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart, jazz arrangement performed by pianist Erroll Garner w/ bass and drums 
  • “Mornin’ Sun,” the opening vocal trio from the opera Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein 
  • Reprise from the cantata Carmina Burana by Carl Orff 
  • “Cloudburst” by Kirkland/Harris, sung by vocal jazz trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross   
  • Gavotte 1 & 2 from Suite No. 6 for violoncello solo by Johann Sebastian Bach 
  • “Over The Rainbow” from the movie The Wizard of Oz, by Arlen/Harburg, performed by jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan  
  • “Boleras Sevillanas,” an Andalusian folk song 
  • Aubade Provencal by Fritz Kreisler, for violin and piano  
  • “Che gelida manina” from opera La Boheme, by Giacomo Puccini 
  • “All I Want” from the album Blue, song composed and performed by Joni Mitchell  
  • String Quartet in F, 2nd movement, by Maurice Ravel 
  • “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Cole Porter, big band arrangement by Nelson Riddle featuring Frank Sinatra on vocals
Gisele Schierhorst

Gisele Schierhorst

Head, Music Library at Stony Brook University Libraries
Gisele is the Head of the Music Library. She is the liaison to Music, Africana Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology.
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