Author Archives: mj263

About mj263

Music Collections Supervisor at Cambridge University Library. Wide musical interests. Often to be found stuck in a composer's archive, or enthusing about antiquarian music.

Make Music Day 2019

Courtesy of an email to the IAML list – exciting plans for this year’s Make Music Day. Mark it in your diary now…. Dear All, We have spent the autumn reflecting on what a brilliant Make Music Day took place … Continue reading

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Christmas at Kilburn

We had a visit on December 20th from a local school choir, (Kingsgate Primary School choir, who last delighted a library audience on Making Music Day 2018); and they entertained us to lively Christmas music. They put everyone in Christmas spirit … Continue reading

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IL TRITTICO …or missing middles

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                                ________________________    … Continue reading

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Christmas in Oxford

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 … Continue reading

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E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

Established in the 1994–1995 year, the E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize is awarded for a significant contribution to the literature of music information fields; namely, those professions found within libraries, museums, archives and records management. Award applications are welcome from any … Continue reading

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A song for the season

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 … Continue reading

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It’s nearly 2019…

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 … Continue reading

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