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IL TRITTICO …or missing middles

14. December 2018

The RNCM Library easier than ever Christmas Quiz 2018

Supply the missing middle element from each group of three – some musical, some not

1. The Fellowship of the Ring ______________ The Return of the King

2. Regeneration ____________ The Ghost Road

3. The Fourth of August ______________ For the Fallen

4. Asie ­­­____________ L’Indifférent

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Christmas in Oxford

13. December 2018

The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year for the Oxford University Press Music Hire Library – scores, parts, and vocal scores for carol orchestrations and Christmas music literally fly through the door. We thought we’d celebrate by making a festive film.

Season’s greetings to all music library colleagues!

Simon Wright, Head of Rights & Contracts, Music, Oxford University Press

It's nearly 2019...

6. December 2018

Bookings are now open for the 2019 IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend. The booking form can be accessed from the IAML (UK & Irl) website at https://iaml-uk-irl.org/events/iaml-uk-irl-annual-study-weekend-2019-leicester .

The Conference Committee is looking forward to welcoming delegates to Leicester for the 2019 Annual Study Weekend. The 2019 programme will bring the usual balance...

Bursaries available for 2019 IAML (UK & Irl) ASW

5. December 2018

As many of you are aware, IAML (UK & Irl) will be holding their Annual Study Weekend this year, 12-14 April 2019 at the University of Leicester College Court. The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and library staff who would like to attend the ASW. Priority is given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend and who have no other sources of funding. Both full and part bursaries are available, which...

Violins in Kilburn

4. December 2018

Tuning up

Kilburn Library was the venue for the end of term students' concert by students from Lucica Trita Violin Academy, London . This is a fast growing local violin school run by Lucica Trita, who has amassed a vast amout of performing experience in her career. She...

A celebration of women in jazz

27. November 2018

A celebration of Women in Jazz

A new free exhibition at Barbican Music Library entitled Women in Jazz – a Celebration of the Past, Present and Future , a collaboration with the National Jazz Archive, presents a musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100...

New Licence for Performing and Playing Music in Public

15. November 2018

These days library spaces are used for all manner of events, many of which will involve the live performance of music or the playing of sound recordings.

Both of these activities require a form of licence. Collective management organisations exist in order that music users don’t need to individually obtain permissions from rights holders in order to undertake one or more of the acts restricted by copyright ....

Patrick Mills remembered

22. August 2018

I was deeply saddened to learn that Patrick Mills had died in December last year. A delightful man who taught me all I know about music cataloguing.

This little memoir really begins in 1976 (yes, that summer) when I joined the staff, fresh out of library school, of what was then the British Library Bibliographic Services Division based in Store Street as a member of the Descriptive Cataloguing Team preparing MARC records for the British National Bibliography. One of BNB’s sister...

The National Brass Band Archive

20. August 2018

Hello Music Librarians! I am writing to you today from BBE’s HQ in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. We’ve had a bit of a hectic couple of months of late, not least because in May we took on the custodianship of the National Brass Band Archive - which includes an extensive music library.

The...

Making Music 2018

29. June 2018

Music librarians across the country took part in Make Music Day 2018 , on Thursday June 21st. These were just a few of the celebrations....

Westminster Music Library joined in the world-wide celebrations with a “Learn to play mandolin” workshop; which included a brilliant performance by the...

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