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And It Is Sung: The Music of Iceland

The Library’s intern Dan Hunt has been researching the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. You may wish to begin reading with the first blog post in this series. While reading the books pertaining to Middle-earth

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Musical Influences

The Library’s intern Dan Hunt has been researching the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The article below contains his preliminary findings. “In the beginning Eru, the One, who in the Elvish tongue is named Iluvatar,

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Library-Focused Music Course

MUS 520, “Introduction to Research,” is now underway for the Music Department’s graduate students pursuing MA and DMA degrees in performance.  Topics covered include study of  the Library’s music manuscripts, the practice of musical borrowing during the Renaissance, the concepts

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Introducing New Melville Library Intern

Greetings to the Melville Library’s new intern Dan Hunt! Dan is a candidate for the Masters in Library and Information Science at SUNY Albany, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Education. He is receiving training here

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Bach Aria Festival and Institute Performances now available on Youtube!

The legendary Bach Aria Festival and Institute was in residence at Stony Brook University every summer from 1981 to 1997. Under the direction of Music Department faculty and flutist Samuel Baron and his wife, musicologist Carol Baron, students and performers

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Two Stellar Music Department Recitals

took place this week in the Library’s Galleria. “The Art of the Violin,” featured works by Martinu, Ravel and Saint-Saens, performed by students of Professor Jennifer Frautschi. “Clarinuts,” is the annual clarinet studio recital presented by students of Professor Alan

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Stony Brook Brass

gave a stellar concert at Caroline Church in East Setauket on Saturday, with works by Gabrieli, Brahms, Koestier, Meyer, Böhme, Monk and Tower. The members are Stephen McLean and Tom Pang, trumpets ; Ryan Hayward, tuba, Michael Lockwood, trombone, and

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Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Tausig

on the recent publication of his book, Bangkok Is Ringing: Sound, Protest and Constraint, by Oxford University Press. Bangkok is Ringing is an on-the-ground sound studies analysis of the Red Shirt and Yellow Shirt protests that shook Thailand just before

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Congratulations to Deborah Heckert

on the recent publication of her book Composing History:  National Identities and the English Masque Revival, 1860-1920.  Dr. Heckert earned her PhD from Stony Brook (and worked in the Music Library during her student days).  She has taught at the

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“Color is the Keyboard,” December 4th Presentation by Professor Margaret Schedel

Join us on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1 pm for Professor Margaret Schedel’s talk, entitled, “Color is the Keyboard,” in the Special Collections Seminar Room. Professor Schedel will discuss how,  for over one hundred years, artists, composers and inventors

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