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Blog topic: Music
A musical grammar in four parts : I. notation, II. melody, III. harmony, IV. Rhythm, by Dr. John Wall Callcott (1766-1821).
London : printed for Robert Birchall, music-seller by B. McMillan, 1817 (3rd ed.)
Printed by B. McMillan, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
The Archive of Recorded Sound, in collaboration with the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, recently completed the digitization and cataloging of 684 analog recordings of The Standard Hour radio broadcasts that occurred between 1938 and 1955. This extensive project was generously funded through the Recordings at Risk program sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus, depicts Louis IX of France (1214-1270), namesake of St. Louis, Missouri.
Music librarians from around the country traveled to St. Louis, MO recently for the 88thannual meeting of the Music Library Association.
Staff at the Archive of Recorded Sound have, for the first time, created a complete inventory of the ARS Sheet Music Collection. This culmination of over 13,000 published titles was generated through various donations during the Archive's first 60 years (1958-2018). The vast majority of titles within the collection are popular music scores published in the United States along with publications from England, France, Italy, and elsewhere.
The Stanford Music Library has begun digitizing portions of its vast sheet music holdings. This effort will offer immediate remote access to sheet music in various genres, including piano arrangements and transcriptions, popular song sheets, and (coming soon) art songs and arias. All works included are in the public domain and as such are freely accessible to anyone through the Searchworks catalog. The new digital records allow for a variety of on-screen viewing options and the ability to download files, while protecting the often fragile physical print.
By Beth Ryan and Jill Sison