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WILPF exhibition at Bechtel International Center

February 23, 2016
by Benjamin Bates

Copies of numerous items from the Archive of Recorded Sound's Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Collection (ARS.0056) will shortly be on display at Bechtel International Center Conference Room at Stanford University, as part of an exhibition entitled Women's Power to Stop War: Celebrating 100 years of Peacemaking. The exhibition, to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day, will run March 1st - March 13th 2016 and is free to the public. 

There will also be an Exhibit Opening Event on Tuesday (March 1, 2016) from 5:30-8pm in the Conference Room at the Bechtel International Center.

New music scores and facsimiles, Winter 2016

February 10, 2016
by Ray Heigemeir

For your browsing pleasure, we present the following list of new scores added to composer complete editions, historical sets, and facsimiles:

 

Modern editions

Bach, C.P.E. Einführungsmusiken V / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; edited by Anja Morgenstern.

Buxtehude. The collected works / Dieterich Buxtehude ; [Kerala J. Snyder, general editor]. 
v. 10. Sacred works for five voices and instruments, part 1 : membra Jesu nostri ; 
v. 11. Sacred works for five voices and instruments, part 2 [vocal works]

Cantiones sacrae : 1575 / Thomas Tallis & William Byrd ; transcribed and edited by John Milsom.

Elgar. Short orchestral works. Elgar complete edition, vol. 23.

Pachelbel. Ingressus II / Johann Pachelbel ; herausgegeben von Katharina Larissa Paech.

Porter. Kiss Me, Kate. 

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Free Overleaf Pro Account for all Stanford students, faculty, staff

February 5, 2016

Sign up now for your free Overleaf pro account. As part of the Stanford University Overleaf group, you have access to a collaborative editing and writing tool for LaTeX projects.  Overleaf integrates with Mendeley, Git, Plot.ly and many publishers including PLOS, PeerJ, SPIE, and Springer. Recent enhancements include spell checking for additional languages and integration with the new IEEE Collabratec platform

Cataloging piano rolls

February 3, 2016

Over the past year this blog has covered a wide variety of piano roll topics: conjoined rolls, archival storage issues, publication dates, illustrations on rolls, piano roll lending libraries, Welte-Mignon at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and Hupfeld piano rolls. Many thoughtful comments from members of the player piano and mechanical music communities came to us through email, blog comments, or in-person visits during our listening parties.

Govdocs are hard, mkay?

February 2, 2016
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

[This was originally posted on the blog "Free Government Information"] I thought I'd recount an interesting little research question I had yesterday that took me down a rabbit hole trying to answer. This student was looking for an edition of a 1913 publication called the "Immigration Laws and Rules" (WorldCat helpfully notes the uniform titles of "Laws, etc." and "Immigration Laws"!) but couldn’t find the right one in google books (go figure!).

A small remembrance of Duke Ellington

January 26, 2016
by Ray Heigemeir

I came across this miniature book, Duke Ellington Remembered: New York Notes, by Whitney Balliett, and thought it perfect for a miniature blog post. It is by far the tiniest book in the Music Library. Balliett (1926-2007) was a journalist and jazz critic who wrote for a number of publications, including for the New Yorker under famed editor William Shawn.  His essays on jazz and jazz musicians have been collected into a number of monographs, many of which are available in the Stanford Libraries.

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