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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 below article 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

Posted in About Us, Art, Arts & Humanities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Events, Music, Music Library

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

Posted in Diversity Equity & Inclusion, History, Music, Music Library

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

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Melville Library, Music, Music Library, Preservation

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival July 31-August 28, 2016

As a gentle rain poured over eastern Long Island early Sunday evening, a packed sanctuary of concertgoers at Bridgehampton’s Presbyterian Church reveled in Alan Alda’s delightful readings of excerpts from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s letters, interspersed with top-notch performances of the

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Database Trial: RILM Music Encyclopedias

The SBU Libraries will trial RILM Music Encyclopedias (EBSCO) until March 1, 2016. This database is a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to 2015 and is comprised of more than 80,000 pages, the majority of which are not available

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