Blog topic: Music

Beethoven string quartet (detail)

New music scores and facsimiles, April 2016

April 13, 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, CPE. Miscellaneous songs / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; edited by Christoph Wolff. 

Bach, JS. Mass in B minor / Johann Sebastian Bach ; edited by Ulrich Leisinger. Accompanying DVD-ROM includes a reproductions of the holograph (including original parts for Kyrie and Gloria), the 1924 facsimile, and 2 copyist manuscripts (Hering and Kirnberger)); it also includes the full score (as found in printed version), detailed critical report, and PDF files ("Et in unum Dominum", Individual remarks in German (not found in printed work), Latin words printed as text, and Quick start guides in German and English)

Beethoven. Streichquartette III. Werke / Beethoven (v. 6/5)

Johann Sebastian Bach’s face from Elias Gottlob Haussmann’s 1748 portrait.

Celebrate Bach's birthday

March 14, 2016
by Ray Heigemeir

On March 21, 2016, we celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's 331st birthday. Here are links to freely available resources, including some courtesy of Stanford University.

 

Scores

Stanford University Libraries holds one original Bach manuscript, the basso part from the cantata "Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte Greifet zu, fasst das Heil", BWV 174. A high-quality digital image is available for viewing and download.

The Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke (new edition of the complete works) is shelved in the Music Library stacks.

The 19th-century Bach Gesellschaft edition of the complete works is available for download via the Petrucci Music Library (IMSLP)

The Bach Digital database provides links to most of the known manuscripts in existence and tracks Bach scholarship worldwide.

 

Breviary, with neumes. Detail from Stanford Digital Repository.

New titles in Music Reference, Spring 2016

April 18, 2016
by Ray Heigemeir

These titles have recently been added to the Music Library Reference Room.  In no particular order:

 

Historical dictionary of the Broadway musical / William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird.

Bibliothecae apostolicae vaticanae corpus manuscriptorum musicalium / curantibus Rita Andolina, Susanna Greco. Vol. 2::1-4. Catalogo ragionato delle composizioni di Lorenzo Perosi (1872-1956) : con esempi musicali originali / Arturo Sacchetti. 

International who's who in classical music. 31st ed. (2015)

International who's who in popular music. 17th ed. (2015)

Duke Ellington

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.

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.

Score spines

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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