Music Librarians Shortlist Candidates for C. B. Oldman Award

The British Museum, where C. B. Oldman was Keeper 1948-1959 (Pixabay, free licence image)

As music librarians, it goes without saying that we are specialists in terms of what goes into music libraries – and that embraces not only music, but books about it as well.

The C. B. Oldman Award is a long-standing and prestigious award celebrating the best of today’s writers about music. This year we have two shortlists, due to the hiccup caused by the pandemic lockdown. The ultimate winners will be named at our next Annual General Meeting, so … watch this space!

The final short list for the 2020 C.B. Oldman Award is as follows:-

  • Herbert, Trevor, Myers, Arnold, & Wallace, John (eds), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019). ISBN: 978-1-10718-000-0
  • Iddon, Martin, John Cage and Peter Yates: Correspondence on Music Criticism and Aesthetics. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019). ISBN: 978-1-10857-177-7
  • Simeone, Nigel, The Janacek Compendium. (Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2019). ISBN: 978-1-78327-337-9

The final short list for the 2021 C.B. Oldman Award is as follows:-

  • Brooks, Jeanice, & Francis, Kimberly A. (eds). Nadia Boulanger: Thoughts on Music. (Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 2020). ISBN: 978-1-58046-967-8
  • Burrows, Donald, Coffey, Helen, Greenacombe, John, & Hicks, Anthony (eds). George Frideric Handel: Collected Documents. Vol.4, 1742-1750. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020). ISBN: 978-1-10708-021-8
  • Seaman, Gerald, Peter Tchaikovsky: a Research and Iformation Guide. (New York: Routledge, 2020). ISBN: 978-1-1381-2235-2

(Who was Cecil Bernard Oldman? Find out here!)