In my role as manuscripts cataloger, I get to experience the joy of encountering new and different material every day. A recent acquisition that came across my desk was a handwritten manuscript compiled by William Hustler for Jane Fell (the two wed in 1796), titled Salmagundi: A Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry Consisting of Amatory, Elegiac, Sonnets, and Other Palatable Ingredients.
This year, Stanford Classics turns 125, and to celebrate, we have put together an exhibit examining its early history. While small and undistinguished early on, the department quickly produced scholars of distinction. Today it is a major center of American classics, and a world leader in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Still, the century and a quarter that intervenes between us and its foundation is often a sort of ever-advancing black box—that is, we seldom have an institutional memory that extends any further back than the recollection of the faculty's most senior member. Earlier outlines of the department's history are therefore simply lost. This exhibit hopes to shed some light on that earlier place and time.
The latest news from the Swain Library covers the following topics:
- Catalysis Resources
- Keep Current with journal literature
- Green Pocketbook
- Chemists Celebrate Earth Day - The Great Indoors: Your Homes Ecosystem
- Household Products Database
Aimed at providing news as quick info bytes, each topic is covered in a PowerPoint slide. This format enables us to easily re-use this content in a digital sign at the library. Please see: Swain Library News - 22 April 2016
Happy Earth Day 2016!
For your browsing pleasure, we present the following list of new scores added to composer complete editions, historical sets, and facsimiles.
CPE Bach. Flute concertos, vol. II. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; edited by Barthold Kuijken (Works, series III, vol. 4:2)
Cavalli. Orione / Francesco Cavalli ; dramma per musica by Francesco Melosio.
Chabrier. L'Étoile : opéra bouffe en trois actes / Emmanuel Chabrier.
For your browsing pleasure, here are the Spring 2016 highlights of newly acquired collections available at the Archive of Recorded Sound.
For your browsing pleasure, we present the following list of new scores added to composer complete editions, historical sets, and facsimiles:
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)
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)
For the first time, academic users now have access to ALL CCDC software with the launch of CSD-Enterprise. CSD-Enterprise includes everything in the CSD-System, CSD-Discovery and CSD-Materials.