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Clarinuts recital held in Library

The May 4 Clarinuts Recital in the Library was well-received. Professor Alan Kay and his studio of clarinet students performed a variety of works by Jeff Scott, George Gershwin, John Mayer, Shulamit Ran, Christopher Stark, Richar Byrd and Helmut Hödl.

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Students, faculty, and staff enjoy vinyl hour

The Library’s Vinyl Hour in the Galleria was a success.  Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library, and a crew of library student assistants played LPs from the Music Library’s collection from noon until 1 pm.  Passersby included students who were

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Art of the Violin a great success

The Art of the Violin concert held in the Galleria on 4/12/22 was another resounding success.  Seated listeners and passersby were treated to works by Sergei Prokofiev, Jessie Montgomery and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The violinists and pianists who performed were

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Music Library acquires Matthew Barnson scores

The Music Library has recently added a number of works by Music Department faculty member Matthew Barnson to our collections. Professor Barnson teaches composition, electronic music, theory and the history of music after 1945. He composes for orchestras, choirs, string quartets, voices, chamber ensembles,

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The Art of the Violin At Home

Violin Professor Jennifer Frautschi and her students in the Department of Music have put together the following performances for viewers to enjoy.  Professor Frautschi’s students regularly perform live in the Library’s Galleria during the Spring and Fall semesters.  Our thanks to her

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The Tolkien Pathfinder

The following post is the final entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Since the publication of “The Hobbit” in 1937, the world of Middle-earth

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J.R.R. Tolkien and the Kalevala

The following post is the sixth entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Click here to view the previous post regarding the Jean Sibelius composition

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Kullervo and Turin: Music and Tragedy in Middle-earth

The following post is the fifth entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Click here to view the previous post regarding the musicians who were

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Beyond the Books

The following post is the fourth entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The previous post highlighted the development of “The Road Goes Ever On”

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The Road Goes Ever On. A Song Cycle: Donald Swann Spotlight

This post is the third part of Music library intern Dan Hunt’s research into J.R.R. Tolkien’s creation of Middle-earth and the music connections that influenced him. You may wish to begin with the first post in this series. Roads go

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