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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

A song for the season

11. December 2018

Corelli’s Christmas Concerto was so called as it bears the inscription ‘ Fatto per la notte di Natale’ (‘made for the night of Christmas'). The portrait of Francesco Geminiani by Andrea Soldi, now in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, was painted in about 1735, depicts the composer holding a copy of the Christmas Concerto, in tribute to his famous teacher.

Katharine Hogg,

Gerald Coke Handel Collection, The Foundling Museum...

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...

New Encore21 Training and Support

28. November 2018

Encore21 is a searchable online union catalogue of performance sets of vocal and orchestral music in UK libraries and music institutions. It is a project of IAML (UK & Irl); established with support from the British Library Co-operation and Partnership Programme and the Music Libraries Trust; hosted by Bibliotekenes IT...

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 ....

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...

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