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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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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. This is a supplement to the first blog post in this series. While reading the books pertaining to Middle-earth I came

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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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Music Library Collection Highlight: Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

Edvard Grieg’s (1843-1907) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op. 16 is one of the most popular works of its kind in the history of classical music.  Composed in 1868, it is his only completed concerto (there are sketches for a

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RUMBLE draws many.

The film screening of the movie, RUMBLE, on November 30 in the Wang Theater drew many students, faculty and staff.  The event was co-sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Office of the Chief Diversity

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New Diversity Events : Fostering Partnerships with the University Libraries, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Department of History

“Germs, Genocides, and America’s Indigenous Peoples”  a lecture by Paul Kelton in honor of Native American Heritage Month November 27, 2017 @ 2pm Special Collections Seminar Room (E-2340), second floor of the Melville Library Many Indigenous people and increasingly scholars

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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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