Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday break

Hey kids,

Just wanted to let you know the blog won't be updated as much while we're closed for holiday break. We'll be back on January 4th with regular posts.

Until then, have a safe & happy holiday, and we'll see you next year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday music

Just in time for wrapping presents or having your friends over for a holiday party, we've made a playlist for the holiday season, and it's available on Naxos Music Library. You must be a USC student, faculty, or staff to access. If you're off campus, click here for access.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Guest post

Here's a guest post from Music Library student employee Kyle M.:

While seemingly frivolous lawsuit(s), the inmates have a point…it probably isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for them.

Do you like lists? Here are 24 different lists regarding the best music of 2009.

I really, really love a capella music and it has been great fun to see a mainstream show featuring voices alone without instruments doing some really cool things. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AP music-related news

Some interesting news came across the Associated Press wire that relates to music:

House honors Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue"
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fifty years after jazz legend Miles Davis recorded "Kind of Blue," the House voted Tuesday to honor the landmark album's contribution to the genre.

2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup announced
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Van the Man and The Queen of Soul are headlining next year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Joining Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin will be Pearl Jam, making its inaugural appearance at the fest, as well as Lionel Richie and actor Steve Martin, who plays banjo. [South Carolina native] Darius Rucker, former Hootie and the Blowfish front man-turned-country award-winning singer, is also slated to appear.

Marking its 41st year, the festival is scheduled for the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-May 2 and features hundreds of acts in genres ranging from pop, rock and gospel to R&B, jazz and zydeco.

--On a personal note, who's going with me?!?! ;-)

Arts survey finds drop in movie, museum attendance
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you haven't gone to a movie, jazz concert or an art exhibit in recent years, you are in steadily growing company.

A new study from the National Endowment for the Arts finds a notable decline in theater, museum and concert attendance and other "benchmark" cultural activities between 2002 and 2008 for adults 18 and older, and a sharper fall from 25 years ago. The drop was for virtually all art forms and for virtually all age groups and levels of education.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Billboard's #1 Song

This site lists the #1 song according to Billboard Magazine.

For Monday, December 14:

2009- "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
1999- "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
1989- "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
1979- "Babe" by Styx
1969- "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary
1959- "Heartaches by the Number" by Guy Mitchell
1949- "Mule Train" by Frankie Laine
1939- "Scatter-Brain" by Frankie Masters
1929- "Tip Toe Through the Tulips" by Nick Lucas

Oh! What a Pal was Mary

1919- "Oh! What a Pal Was Mary" by Henry Burr
1909- "Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet" by Haydn Quartet
1899- "I'd Leave My Happy Home for You" by Arthur Collins
1891- "Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill" by George J. Gaskin

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Looking for that perfect gift?

Need a great gift for the aspiring musician in your life?
How about private lessons?
The School of Music's Community Music School offers private lessons to students of all ages.

So this holiday season, do the world a favor and invest in lessons. After all, no one wants to go on Ellen and make a fool of themselves by singing live, do they?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Congrats again to our Music Librarian for Audio & Digital Services, Ashlie Conway, for having her card catalog event photos picked up by!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thoughts about how libraries can use social media

This is a slideshow put together by librarian Adam Rogers of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS Calendar is here!

We got a copy of the new 2010 "Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS" calendar and we can't contain our excitement!

Each year since its beginning, we've had a Music Library student employee included in the calendar. This year, our employee Jeremy was lucky enough to make the cover as a mild-mannered, comic book-reading Clark Kent/Superman!

You can order a copy online, or come by the library and get one directly from Jeremy and skip the shipping fees!

2010's web trends to watch

CNN just listed next year's web trends to watch, and I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed.

Real time events and news, geolocation information, augmented reality, curation of content, cloud computing, social gaming, and watching tv online are things that many of us are participating in in 2009. The only news here is that those of us who aren't participating in this probably will start in 2010.

For those of you who'd like to start before the rush, here's a primer:

*For real time events and news,

join Twitter or Facebook. Lots of news sites such as CNN, MSNBC, and others are offering this as well. Watch for live streaming events.

*For geolocation,

try Brightkite, Loopt, Foursquare, Gowalla, Google Lattitude, or Twitter. There are many others out there, so try some!

*Augmented reality is best understood by watching a video. Here's one of the best informational videos I've seen to describe it.
Stay tuned until 2:29 to see an example:

*Curation of Content is available.

Sites like flickr have this. Our Music LibGuides are an example. As more people turn to the internet for information, more people will want to "curate" the information so that you can find what you need quickly.

*Cloud computing is also very popular right now. It basically is a secure online place to store your born-digital documents, photos, videos, etc. You can keep these items private, or send a link to share them with others! If you don't currently have a Dropbox, or Skydrive (and even Google docs, wave and calendar could be considered this to some extent...), then get an account and send your stuff up to the cloud!

*Social gaming is nothing new for those of us who grew up with an NES or Playstation. Today's gaming, however, has definitely evolved. You can play Wii with anyone from around the world who also owns a Wii. On Facebook, you can play Farmtown or Mafia Wars with your parents or high school choir director. On XBox, you can play and see your friends even if you live across continents!

*Online videos and tvI hope by now we've all watched a video on YouTube, or Hulu. One upcoming website you should try out is Clicker. It brings you the best video content from all over the web, and my favorite thing it features is retro cartoons from when I was a kid! [Advice to anyone who watched the cartoon She-Ra as a kid- don't go back and watch it now. Trust me on this one.]

Hope you've enjoyed this post, and as always, if you have any questions, let us know!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Need a grant?

This site has a great list of grant opportunities for musicians, actors, composers, poets, musical ensembles, and filmmakers.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Come out and support Music Library employee Andre North tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM. He'll be giving his senior saxophone recital in the recital hall. For more information, visit the School of Music's event calendar.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What we're working on Wednesday!

I missed posting yesterday, so I'll catch you up today.

We're still working on updating the container list for the Claude Casey Collection.

Yesterday we also went to Thomas Cooper Library to photograph the entries in the "What Can You Make with Catalog Cards?" contest. They are OUTSTANDING!
Live Oak

The biggest entry (in size) is the Cooper Trooper.

Besides that, we worked on a bunch of reference questions, and compiled some library statistics. Did you know that during the week before Thanksgiving break, the Music Library employees were asked over 150 reference questions? Cool, huh?

Be sure to check out our hours page. We've got the hours through the end of Spring, 2010 posted.

Good luck on your juries and final exams! Let us know if we can help!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bela Fleck

Are you a fan of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones?

On Monday, November 30th, you can attend a FREE masterclass with Bela and the Flecktones from 2:00-4:00 in the School of Music. This event is open to the public.

Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 1

On Tuesday, December 1st, you'll hear back-to-back concerts in the School of Music's recital hall by Music Library employees Kimberlee Turnbough (piano) and Luis Mercado (cello).

Kimberlee's concert starts at 4:00 PM, and Luis's concert starts at 5:30. This website has more information.

Please come out and support the Music Library's student employees!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ripping and rights

(Image used under creative commons license 2.0, from flickr member DaveHolmes)

Library Journal's Norman Oder posted a great little summary of an article by Marc Caro of the Chicago Tribune.

Some highlights:
-"The fine for [ripping CDs belonging to a library] is $250,000 per copyrighted work."
-The students interviewed for the article said they didn't feel CD ripping was a crime:
  • "If they got really strict on it, I probably wouldn't do it, but since there aren't strong repercussions, then I'll probably do it occasionally..."

  • "As long as you're not reselling it, then I don't [ripping CDs is a crime]....I mean, you can listen to anything on YouTube."

-While "[CD] sales plummet in the retail world, CDs are thriving in libraries, though no one can say whether the ease of ripping them is a factor."
-"There's this smug sense of 'I'm not hurting anybody....Well, you are hurting somebody. You are hurting musicians in the group who are struggling to pay bills because no one's willing to pay the piper."

Caro's article includes a poll, but the results won't surprise you. Please read the original articles (hyperlinked above). They're really informative, and present great arguments.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Library Journal Press!

Library journal
Congrats to our very own Music Librarian for Audio & Digital Services, Ashlie Conway, for having her photography featured in Library Journal! Her pictures were included in the article about USC's year-long celebration of the retiring of card catalogs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What Can You Make With Catalog Cards

What Can You Make With Catalog Cards
Originally uploaded by uscmusiclibrary

Don't forget- you have until November 30 to enter your creation in our "What can you make..." contest!

SC Double Reed Day

Please pass along to any friends, students, or relatives that play a double reed instrument:

South Carolina Double Reed Day
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Join us Saturday, November 21, 2009 for the South Carolina Double Reed Day at the University of South Carolina School of Music. Clinicians Rebecca S. Nagel, oboe, and Peter Kolkay, bassoon, will host a day of activities for double reed players of all ages and levels.

Activities include a recital by Profs. Kolkay and Nagel, master classes, reed classes, and a double reed ensemble performance by participants. Double reed repair specialist Bruce McCall will be available for free instrument adjustments, minor repairs, and major repair consultation. New this year are presentations by Bruce McCall on oboe and bassoon instrument maintenance. Several music vendorswill also have items and music for sale.

On a personal note, I've studied with Dr. Nagel and she is just fantastic. I would say that both Drs. Nagel and Kolkay are in the top 3 (oboists and bassoonists, respectively) that I've ever heard perform.

Visit this site for more information and registration.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Naxos Music Library App

Are you crazy about Naxos Music Library?
Do you have an iPod Touch or an iPhone?
Well now there's an app for that!

The Naxos blog has more information.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What we're working on Wednesday!

So we've missed a couple of WWW on Wednesdays...sorry about that. Lots of meetings for USC Librarians this time of year.

Anyway, this week we've been busy dubbing VHS tapes from the collection of Talmage Fauntleroy (web pages coming soon!), adding more sheet music to our Digital Sheet Music Collection (including figuring out why some pages mysteriously turned pink when uploaded), changing webpages, and answering emailed reference questions!

Did you know that the Music Librarians typically handle about three reference questions via email from patrons all over the world per day? Just this morning we had a patron looking for the sheet music to the Chiquita banana song. Fun!

Before we go, be sure to check out our Thanksgiving Holiday hours on our website.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Previn concert

Chamber Innovista Series: Concert #1 - André Previn Tribute Concert
André Previn (b. 1929) Tribute Concert

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano (1994)
Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Lynn Kompass, piano

Tango, Song and Dance for Violin and Piano (1998)
William Terwilliger, violin; Marina Lomazov, piano

Giraffes Go to Hamburg (2000)
Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, alto flute; Charles Fugo, piano

Peaches for Flute and Piano (1978)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Lynn Kompass, piano

Four Outings for Brass (1974)
James Ackley, trumpet; John Bryant, trumpet; Robert Pruzin, horn; Brad Edwards, trombone; Ronald Davis, tuba

40 Below (1954)
Claudia (1954)
Porterhouse (1954)
Bryson Borgstedt, alto saxophone; Clifford Leaman, tenor saxophone; Douglas Graham, baritone saxophone; Gordon (Dick) Goodwin, trumpet; Kevin Jones, trombone; Craig Butterfield, double bass; Jim Hall, drums; Bert Ligon, piano and guitar

USC students will be allowed to get one free ticket for the Previn concert this Thursday. They will be available in the music office today through early afternoon Thursday.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Naxos Newsletter

Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Subscription Services Newsletter November 1 - 15, 2009 (Issue no. 43)

Here are some of the complete albums on Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library/Jazz that were recently added. 20 - 50 new albums are added each day. PLEASE LOG IN FIRST, then click through from each album for more information.

To see all our recently added albums, kindly log in and you will be taken directly to the ‘Featured Additions’ page.

** Let Freedom Sing! - An Independence Celebration (75442271952)
** Salon Classics (DOR-90222)
** Herre, unser Herrscher - Musik aus dem Kloster Isenhagen (Lord, our
Lord - Music from Isenhagen Convent) (CAN58036)
** The Life of the Machines (Vladimir Stoupel) (EDA28)

Jazz Albums
** ISAACS, Mark: Tell It Like It Is (ABC2703869)
** DAVID FRIESEN TRIO: Midnight Mood (Live in Stockholm) (INT3374-2)


Preview 15 minutes of this channel or login to listen to the full version, as well as 80 other channels on Naxos Radio.

"In Terra Pax – A Christmas Anthology (Williams, Doyle, City of London Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Whetton)"

"ROUSSEL, A.: Symphony No. 1, `Le poeme de la foret` / Resurrection / Le marchand de sable qui passe (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deneve)"

Episode for November 3rd: Mozart’s Don Giovanni String Quartet

Episode for November 10th: Marin Alsop’s First Mahler Recording

Episode for November 17th: William Schuman - American Symphonist

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Naxos' Opera Channel

A while back I was looking for various videos on Youtube to add to our various LibGuides. I found Naxos' jazz playlist, chock full of fantastic jazz videos. Browsing through the non-jazz videos they'd posted, I wondered why they didn't have an opera playlist-especially with the high amount of videos they had uploaded.

Being the ever-eager social media participant that I am, I tweeted to @NaxosRecords asking if they could please make an opera playlist. They're super busy folks, but they responded, and actually made this playlist!

Naxos' Opera Playlist
Thanks to all the great folks at Naxos who put this together.
Once you've finished watching their videos, visit the Naxos Music Library. [This link to Naxos Music Library works for USC students, faculty, and staff only.]

Friday, October 30, 2009

Google + Music

Google's new music search brings lots of different music content from all over the web straight to you! You can search for an artist, album name, song name, or even a line of lyrics. The search results bring you an audio clip so you can make sure you're listening to the right tune. It can also introduce you to music you might like based on what you're searching for. In short, if you're familiar with Myspace, iLike, Lala, Gracenote, Pandora, imeem, or Rhapsody, you'll love this search.

So here's the actual Google music search page:

Google's Music Search

If you're really interested, TechCrunch has a great article on all the details of how this search works.

Take note: if you Google "google music search," you might come across a page that looks like this:
fake Google music search
This is NOT the new Google music search. It is supposedly a customized version, but the results are in no way similar.
Search results

Hope you try this new resource.
Let us know if we can do anything to assist you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What we're working on Wednesday

...2nd edition.

This Wednesday was filled with lots of emails to various members of The Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association (SEMLA). I am chair of the Public Relations/Outreach team and the archivist. My emails were trying to track down who within SEMLA had specific information that I needed. If you live in the south and are interested in music and libraries, SEMLA's student membership is only $5!

Besides emails, I changed lots of our special collections web pages. Did you know the Music Library has nearly 300 web pages, and a majority of those are from our special collections?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What we're working on Wednesday!

I hope this will be the first of many "What we're working on" Wednesdays.

Today has been a very busy day! I made some webpage changes and created new pages for a new special collection. After lunch a group of us got ready to present to MUSC 100 (music seminar). There are about 250 undergraduate music majors who attend this class. I think they enjoyed our presentation.

I also worked on updating our blog, facebook, and flickr accounts.
The afternoon was spent reorganizing the hundreds of cassette tapes in the Claude Casey Collection.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New from Naxos

Did you know that Naxos (yes, the same one of Naxos Music Library) has a YouTube channel filled with lots of great videos?

From the Naxos Newsletter:
"ADAMS, J.: Nixon in China (Orth, Kanyova, Hammons, Heller, Opera Colorado Chorus, Colorado Symphony, Alsop)"

"DOWLAND, J.: Lute Music (Complete) (North)"

"YSAYE, E.: String Trio, `Le Chimay` / Sonata for 2 Violins / Cello Sonata (Kraggerud, Monsen, Tomter, Ree)"

Episode for October 6th: Voila Viola! – David Aaron Carpenter Plays Elgar & Schnittke Concertos

Episode for October 13th: ‘In the Name of the Lord’ - Haydn’s Masses

Episode for October 20th: Versatile Violist – The Music of Quincy Porter

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Friday, October 2, 2009

New websites

Working at the Music Library, you tend to build up a personal knowledge base of sources that you like to turn to when you get a specific reference question.

For some reason, I've found that lately we've had a lot of string players requesting scores + parts to things that are already checked out or aren't in print. When this happens, I turn to IMSLP, although now it's called "IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library." is a searchable database of musical tunes, melodies, and themes. You can play, whistle, or tap your entries! Try it out!

Information Literacy Month!

President Barack Obama just announced that this month is "National Information Literacy Awareness Month."

New Grove

What is information literacy?
"Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand." -From the National Forum on Information Literacy

The Music Librarians are information literacy specialists. We can help you find materials for all types of music research!

Did you know?
*The Music Library has three full-time librarians, one full-time staff, and usually around 13 student employees.
*We are trained to look for books, sound recordings, scores, and other types of materials in libraries all around the world!
*You can contact us to schedule a research assistance session with a librarian for yourself or a small group?
*You can even ask your professor to schedule a session for the entire class!
*Not sure where things are in the library? Request a library tour! We can adjust the tour to fit any major, instrument, or research area.
*Want to request an item for the Music Library to purchase? Got a suggestion you'd like to make about the library? Our suggestion box is a straight line of contact with our head librarian.

We're always interested in hearing your suggestions- we want you to use and enjoy the Music Library. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Need some easy money?

The Columbia Examiner, an online publication, is looking for instrumentalists to write about events in the Columbia area. You write as you can, and are paid based on the number of page views and comments you get.

They are currently looking for a violin examiner, a cello examiner, a flute examiner, a drumming examiner, and so very many more. To see the full list, click here.

To see examples of Columbia Examiner articles, click here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Flat Stanley visted us!

Flat Stanley reads German
For those of you unfamiliar, Flat Stanley is a children's book.
"Stanley given a bulletin board.... He hangs it on the wall over his bed, but during the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. Stanley even helps catch some art museum thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. But one special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope." from wikipedia

Flat Stanley was sent to us by librarian Ashlie Conway's friend Luke who attends Kingston Elementary school in Kingston, TN. Ashlie gets to keep Flat Stanley for a week, show him around Columbia, then mail him back to Luke's classroom Tennessee. For Luke, this exercise will aid with reading by having him read the story. It'll also tie in art by having him make a paper "Flat Stanley." It'll also aid in reading, writing, and geography by reading Stanley's travel journal. But for the employees of the Music Library, having Flat Stanley around for a day was lots of fun!

Flat Stanley really liked the musical instruments we have in the Music Library.
Flat Stanley on the harp   Flat Stanley on the piano
(We normally don't let just anyone play on the instruments, but since Stanley is a VIP, we made an exception.)

Ashlie then took Stanley upstairs to see all the books and scores.
Flat Stanley in the scores
They pulled a book from the Educational Resource Center and read it.
Flat Stanley reading

Flat Stanley didn't know much about how people listened to music before radio and CDs were invented. Ashlie showed Stanley the Music Library's collection of 78 rpm recordings. She then explained how 78s later became LP or vinyl records. They even played one!
Flat Stanley learns about audio   Flat Stanley on the LP turntable

But the best thing Stanley did at the USC Music Library was find himself in the PASCAL online catalog:
Flat Stanley in the online catalog

Friday, September 18, 2009

How do you participate in social media?

Lots USC students that I know are on facebook. I see more and more turning to twitter. Myspace is still around, but seems to be an outgoing trend.

Which types of social media do you participate in? How do you feel about various University services participating in the social media realms? We want to hear from you-
leave your thoughts in the comments section!

While we're on the topic of social media, did you know that Columbia has it's own Social Media Club? The Social Media Club of Columbia meets once a month to provide ways to connect, educate, and build your personal and professional brands using social media. Visit their website at

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Summer is officially half through, so I thought I'd pop in to let you know what we're doing at your USC Music Library!
Public PCs
The first exciting thing is that we've gotten six new computers equipped with Microsoft Office, media players, and PDF viewers for your use. We know that not all of you like using Mac computers, so we were finally able to get these PCs for your everyday use. The computers log in using your Blackboard login, but if you're not a USC student, we can help you get access. Also, another cool feature these computers have is a "shared desktop." That means you can start a paper at the Music Library, and when we close at 8:30 PM, you can go to Thomas Cooper Library's computer labs, log in there and finish the SAME paper! Cool, huh? You'll find these computers upstairs in the Music Library (3rd floor of the SOM), right at the top of the stairs.

The second thing we've been working on is our web pages. You'll now see a "Music Suggestions" box as well as a "Suggestions" box. The "Music Suggestions" go straight to the head librarian here at the Music Library. The other suggestions box comes automatically from Thomas Cooper Library, and anything put in that box goes to them. In addition to that, I've been working hard to clean up our special collections pages.

The third thing we've done is rearrange some things in the library. You'll now find tables with power strips in between the M and ML/MT stacks. We hope you'll bring your laptop, connect to the wifi, and take advantage of this space.

We've also gotten a MAJOR gift of CDs from a wonderful donor. This gift has doubled our CD collection. Once all the discs are processed, we'll have around 20,000 CDs for your listening pleasure!

As always, we're working to improve the library. We're currently hoping to get PCs to replace some of the audio equipment in our A/V carrels. More changes will come later this summer, but I can't give any details on that just yet.

In the meantime, if you need anything, just let one of us know. We're here to help.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reading Day

Today is reading day, and lots of you are here in the library studying away. Your mantra to get your through your last final is "it's almost summer!" The heat is practically here, the sun's shining, and summer is so close we can taste it!

In honor of summer, I thought I'd put a list of summer-themed scores, books, LPs, and CDs. Maybe they'll help make the time pass as you study.

Three summer-beach sketches : H. 109 (1915)
Sowerby, Leo, 1895-1968.
M25 .S69 T4 1996

Summer song : clarinet solo
Karchin, Louis.
M72 .K38 S8 1996

Summer serenade : for bassoon and piano
Schickele, Peter.
M254.S34 S96 1993

Summer and smoke : opera in two acts
Hoiby, Lee.
M1503 .H707 S8 1976

Music for a summer evening (Makrokosmos III)
Crumb, George.
Oversize M485 .C78 M8

Summer song : for flute and piano
Green, Harold Bellman. 1921-
M 242 .G73 S9 1969

A Summer journal for piano, op. 19
Muczynski, Robert, 1929-
M25 .M83 op.19 1966

Summer music, for woodwind quintet. [Op. 31]
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981.
M557 .B365 op.31 1957

Before and after summer, ten songs for baritone and piano,
Finzi, Gerald, 1901-1956.
M1621.F55 B4 1949

Summer day suite : (Music for children) for small orchestra : op. 65a
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.
M1003.P76 S8

Clouds in summer ; B♭ clarinet solo with piano accompaniment
Hovey, Nilo W., 1906-
M 250 .H69 C56 1948

A song of summer.
Delius, Frederick, 1862-1934.
M1045.D45 S6

Les nuits d'été = Summer nights : op. 7 : complete song cycle in full score and vocal score
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869.
M1621.4 .B46 op.7 2003

My Indian summer : a second book of memories
White, Maude Valérie, 1855-
ML410.W64 A32

Molto agitato : the mayhem behind the music at the Metropolitan Opera
Fiedler, Johanna.
ML1711.8 .N3 M427 2001

The book of music and nature : an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts
ML3845 .B614 2001 and Compact disc 5976

Sounds of reform : progressivism and music in Chicago, 1873-1935
Vaillant, Derek.
ML3917.U6 V35 2003

Searching for the sound : my life with the Grateful Dead
Lesh, Phil, 1940-
ML 419 .L43 A3 2005

Grit, noise, and revolution : the birth of Detroit rock 'n' roll
Carson, David, 1949-
ML 3534 .C34 2005

Haunted heart : a biography of Susannah McCorkle
Dahl, Linda, 1949-
ML 420 .M34118 D34 2006

CDs and LPs:
Cool summer Jazziz on disc. Compact disc 3877

Jazziz on disc. Cool summer, volume 2. Compact disc 4732

Jazziz on disc. cool summer, [vol.] 5. Compact disc 8109

Summer tale Fantastic scherzo.
Suk, Josef, 1874-1935. Compact disc 6482

The last song of summer Romantic music for 'cello and organ.
Moline, Donald. Compact disc 2863

Knoxville, summer of 1915.
Upshaw, Dawn. Compact disc 640

Endless summer.
Beach Boys. Sound Recording (LP) 16851

In a summer garden; music of Frederick Delius. Sound Recording (LP) 7741

Songs for a summer night. Sound Recording (LP) 9188

Summer aria and Spring aria from Tale for a deaf ear.
Bucci, Mark.
Sound Recording (LP) 7217

Summer music, op. 31.
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981.
Sound Recording (LP) 121

Stop by the library when you get time and to say bye before you head out for the summer. In case we miss you, hope you have a very fun and super safe summer. Don't forget to reapply your sunscreen!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, here are a few items by women composers or performers available at the Music Library:

Ammer, Christine. Unsung: A History of Women in American Music.
ML82 .A45

Block, Adrienne, and Carol Neuls-Bates, comps and eds. Women in American Music: A Bibliography of Music and Literature.
ML128 .W7 B6

Borgerding, Todd, ed. Gender, Sexuality, and Early Music.
ML3838 .G373 2002

Bowers, Jane, and Judith Tick, eds. Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950.
ML82 .W67 1985

Cohen, Aaron. International Encyclopedia of Women Composers.
REF ML105 .C7 1987 v. 1 and v. 2

Frasier, Jane. Women Composers: A Discography.
REF ML156.4 .W6 F7 1983

Fuller, Sophie. The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the United States 1629-Present.
REF ML390 .F94 1994

Heinrich, Adel, comp. Organ and Harpsichord Music by Women Composers: An Annotated Catalog.
REF ML128.O6 O73 1991

Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Susan Gritton. Lieder. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 4221

Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn. Klavierwerke. CD. 1987.
Compact Disc 1629

LaMay, Thomasin, ed. Musical Voices of Early Modern Women: Many-Headed Melodies.
ML82 .M798 2005

MacAuslan, Janna, and Kristan Aspen, comps. Guitar Music by Women Composers: An Annotated Catalog.
ML128 .G8 M33 1997

Meggett, Joan, comp. Keyboard Music by Women Composers: A Catalog and Bibliography.
ML128 .H35 M43

Oliveros, Pauline. Deep Listening. CD. 2007.
Compact Disc 4167

Pendle, Karin, ed. Women & Music: A History.
ML82 .W6 1991

Stern, Susan. Women Composers: A Handbook.
REF ML105 .S7

Tower, Joan. Silver Ladders; Island Prelude: For Solo Oboe and String Orchestra; Music for cello and Orchestra; Sequoia. CD. n.d.
Compact Disc 3220

Tower, Joan. Black Topaz. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 1656

Walker-Hill, Helen. From Spirituals to Symphonies: African-American Women Composers and Their Music.
ML390 .W16 2002

Women of Note. CD. 1997
Compact Disc 2596

Special thanks to Amy Edmonds and Music Library student employee Abby!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

African American History Month

The Music Library has tons of sources on African American musical history.
Click this link for a selection of items in our catalog, or visit the Jazz or Hip Hop LibGuides.

The Music Library's Digital Sheet Music Project Site also has many pieces of African American-related sheet music digitized, some from the mid-1800s.

As always, please let us know if we can assist you in any way!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday!

In honor of this weekend's Super Bowl, here are some football-related items from our catalog:

Kick off, U. S. A.! [Sound recording]
Columbia Music Sound Recordings 7016

Touchdown! [sound recording]
Columbia Music Sound Recordings 11279

Gridiron pageantry; the story of the marching band for bandsmen, directors and football fans.
by Charles Boardman Righter
Columbia Music Library MT733.R38 G7

Football marches [sound recording]
Columbia Music Sound Recordings 7565

How to arrange and rehearse football band shows
By Carrol M. Butts
Columbia Music Library MT733.4 .B88

Steelers photo courtesy of Sister72
Cardinals photo courtesty of Dru Bloomfield