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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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Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, Events, Library Outreach, Music, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

“Treading Across the Precarious Present: Music, Pilgrimage and Healing in Kazakhstan,” by Dr. Margarethe Adams, Nov. 8

        On Thursday, November 8, Dr. Margarethe Adams will give her presentation, “Treading Across the Precarious Present: Music, Pilgrimage, and Healing in Kazakhstan.”  Kazakhstan’s shrine pilgrimages are widely varying in scope and kind, including sites dedicated to traditional

Posted in About Us, Music

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

Posted in About Us, Melville Library, Music, Music Library

**University Libraries Operating on a Modified Schedule**

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Updated: 2:22pm Due to inclement weather, the University Libraries are operating on a modified schedule. For updates on university-wide closings, please visit SB Alerts.   The following libraries have modified hours: North Reading Room: 9:30am – Midnight

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences Library, Music, Scholarly Communication, Southampton

New Melville Library Display Features Medieval Manuscripts

collection recently published by Stony Brook University Libraries. Photographs from the Otto F. Ege compiled portfolio Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century are featured. Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries owns portfolio “No. 19” of the 40 unique

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Melville Library, Music, Religious Studies, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight Tagged with:

Black History on Record: the Music Library’s Holdings

A small but rich subset of the Music Library’s sound recordings collection covers many landmark moments in Black history through music, literature, drama, activism and oratory.  Below are further details highlighting particular items of interest.  More will be added throughout

Posted in About Us, Africana Studies, History, Music, Social Sciences, Theatre

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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