categories: Library Projects
In a continuing effort to be green in the Music Library, we have breathed new life back into our beloved study tables by the windows by refinishing all six of them. Want to see how we did it? We thought so! Here’s how:
Step one: Clean the tables thoroughly with Murphy’s oil soap.
You can see in the picture to the left what a difference just cleaning the tables made.
The tables are not solid oak, but are sturdy enough to handle a light scrubbing to the surface. Here’s Tim applying a little elbow grease.
Step three: Apply two coats of all-in-one stain and poly finish to each table. The picture on the left is our worst table before the stain and the picture on the right is the same table with stain. What a difference!
For less than $50 and a few hours of time, we were able to extend the life of these very loved study tables. Here is a picture of all of our beautifully refinished tables.
Culture Remix: Illegal Art, Copyright, and the Music Industry
Monday, April 10th from 12 to 2pm
Space City Room, Student Center South
University of Houston, 4455 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204
Join the UH Libraries’ Copyright Team as they explore controversies related to fair use through the film “Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property.” Hear about the experience of Houston experimental 80s band Culturcide and chat with our three speakers during a Q&A session.
Dan Workman of Houston’s Sugarhill Recording Studios, and former member of Houston-based experimental punk band Culturcide
Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law, UH Law Center (Acting President, UH Downtown) and Rock and Roll Lawyer
Justen S. Barks, Alonso PLLC, Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at UH Law Center
Have you ever tried to check out a score only to discover that it is covered in another musician’s notes and markings?
It has come to our attention that our score section needs some maintenance!
The scores in the Music Library are among the most important parts of our collection. For this reason, The Music Library is undertaking an ambitious and necessary score clean-up project. We plan to systematically review every score in our collection to ensure that they are legible and long-lasting.
How does this project affect you?
The first way this will affect you is at the circulation desk. Before checking out an item, library staff will quickly glance through the score and parts to check for markings. This will add a few seconds to the check-out process, but will ensure that you are not charged for another patron’s markings.
Additionally, a fine system will be implemented beginning the Fall Semester of 2017.
If a patron returns an item with markings, they may be fined for the cost of removing said markings.
What if I need to make notes and performance indications in my score?
We understand the importance and necessity of score markings. However, we ask that you NEVER make indications in a library score. Instead, we encourage you to make a copy of the music using one of our copiers or the digital KIC scanner.
What if the score I want already has markings in it?
If you notice that a score is damaged or has markings, please bring it to the front desk. We can mend or replace the item for you.
Continue to check this blog for updates on the Score Clean-up Project. More info will be coming soon!
We now have digital signage in the Music Library right next to the front desk, above the New Acquisitions table. This will make it easier to keep up with current events and announcements. Many of our slides are designed by yourfellow students. If you haven’t been to the Music Library yet, stop in and see what exciting things we have to offer!
categories: Special Event or Display
Create Your Own Book Bag at the February Sustainability Meetup!
The Music Library and the Office of Sustainability have partnered up to host a DIY book bag building project using recycled plastic bags and clothing!
Join us TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th from 11AM – 1PM in the Music Library for crafting and delicious vegan and gluten-free snacks!
This event has limited space! Register online before February 24th.
Banned Books Week is September 25-October 1. Come check out the Music Library Banned Music exhibit all week to see music-related items from our library that were banned throughout history. The reasons for their censorship vary from political themes to explicit lyrics.
Our exhibit featuring banned music is part of a nationwide event, Banned Books Week, which annually celebrates the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. For more information, check out http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/.
The University of Houston Music Library has created a new, multipurpose space to serve the unique research and study needs of students in the creative and performing arts. There will be an Open House to view the new space on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 & 7. Take a tour of the Music Library’s newest creative study room, see what a Beta-Space is and walk away with some musical goodies, like LPs, CDs, and books.
For more information about the UH Music Library Beta-space Study Room, visit the online guide at http://guides.lib.uh.edu/music/betaspace. Reservations will be available starting Thursday, September 8th.
We had quite a few new scores come in during April. Below is a small sampling of titles.
|Works. 1961;”Werke / Beethoven ; herausgegeben vom Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn, unter Leitung von Joseph Schmidt-Görg.”||Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.||REF M3 .B44|
|Verdeckten Sachen;”Two operas from the series Die zween Anton. Part 2, Die verdeckten Sachen : Vienna, 1789 / edited by David J. Buch.”||Schack, Benedikt, 1758-1826, composer.||REF M2 .R2381 v. 98|
|Madrigali a cinque voci di Gio. Maria Nanino et di Annibal Stabile (1581) ; and, Madrigals published only in anthologies, 1574-1586 / edited by Christina Boenicke and Anthony Newcomb.||REF M2 .R2384 v. 162|
|Pod : – a suite pea” for saxophone quartet (1975/2015) / John Mitchell.”||Mitchell, John, 1946 January 24- composer.||M457.2.M58 P6 2015|
|Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, 6e livre. No. 1;”Quartetto in do maggiore libro VI n. 1 / Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni (1757-1821) ; revisione di Giuseppe Fochesato.”||Bruni, Antonio Bartolomeo, 1757-1821, composer.||M452 .B895 book 6 no. 1 2015|
|Trios, violins (2), cello, op. 16;”Sechs Trios für zwei Violinen und Violoncello, op. 16 = Six trios for two violins and violoncello / Carl Stamitz ; nach dem Erstdruck herausgegeben von = edited from the first edition by Bernhard Päuler.”||Stamitz, Karl, 1745-1801, composer.||M351 .S85 op. 16 2015|
|Wanda. Selections; arranged.;”Wanda : extraits symphoniques / Emile Goué ; réduction pour piano.”||Goué, Emile, composer.||M33.5.G675 W3 2016|
|Duets, saxophones (2);”Duos pour deux saxophones identiques / Jean-Georges Kastner ; révision de Paul Wehage.”||Kastner, Georges, 1810-1867, composer.||M289.K36 D8 2015|
|98. Psalm. Vocal score;”Der 98. Psalm : “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” = “Sing to the Lord a new-made Song” : MWV A 23 op. posth. 91 / Mendelssohn Bartholdy ; Englische Übersetzung von William Bartholomew ; herausgegeben von John Michael Cooper.”||Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847.||M2023.M54 A13 2016|
|“I had great heaviness of heart” : for soprano-, tenor-, bass-solo, chorus and orchestra : BWV 21 / Johann Sebastian Bach / piano vocal score by Günter Raphael ; English version by E.H. Thorne and G.W. Daisley.”||Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.||M2023 .B12 BWV 21 2016|
|Alleluia-tropus, mixed voices, string orchestra;”Alleluia-Tropus : für Chor (SATB) und Streichorchester (2008/2010) / Arvo Pärt.”||Pärt, Arvo, composer.||M2021.P285 A4 2012|
|Beatus Petronius, mixed voices, orchestra;”Beatus Petronius : für zwei Chöre (SATB), acht Holzbläser, Röhrenglocken und Streichorchester (1990/2011) / Arvo Pärt.”||Pärt, Arvo, composer.||M2020.P292 B4 2012|
|Requiems, F minor. Vocal score.;”Requiem in f / Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber ; Bearbeitung für Soli, Chor und Orgel: Paul Horn ; herausgegeben von Armin Kircher.”||Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz, 1644-1704.||M2013.B52 R4 2015|
|Chamber music. Selections;”Four little tributes : piano quintet & piano quartet / James MacMillan.”||MacMillan, James, 1959- composer.||M178.M28 F68 2015|
|Voix : op. 17, 1997 : trois mélodies : pour contre-ténor ou mezzo-soprano et piano = für Kontratenor oder Mezzosopran und Klavier = for countertenor or mezzosoprano and piano / Florentine Mulsant ; d’après le poème de Fernando Pessoa: Bureau de tabac.||Mulsant, Florentine, 1962- composer.||M1621 .M854 op. 17 2015|
|Rondels;”Rondels : (drei Stimmungsbilder) : für eine tiefe Singstimme und Kammerorchester / von Wilhelm Grosz.”||Grosz, Wilhelm, 1894-1939, composer.||M1613.G89 R6 2016|
|The Return : (The mad Farmer, flying the flag of rough branch, secedes from the Union) : for chamber choir / Olli Kortekangas ; text, Wendell Berry.||Kortekangas, Olli, composer.||M1582.K84 R48 2014|
|Six Irish songs : for unaccompanied chorus SATB, opus 78 / Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.||Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924.||M1582 .S83 op. 78 2015|
|Novello Shakespeare choral collection / edited by David Wordsworth.||M1547 .N686 2015|
|Voices of our ancestors. Vocal score;”The voices of our ancestors : chorus, brass quintet and organ / Thea Musgrave.”||Musgrave, Thea, composer.||M1533.3.M94 V64 2015|
|Pluies : for solo mezzo-soprano, SATB chorus and string quartet / John Tavener ; words by Saint-John Perse.||Tavener, John, composer.||M1531.T38 P57 2015|
|Fly bold rebellion;”Fly, bold rebellion : (a Royal welcome song) : for SSCtCtTBB soli and SSAATB chorus with strings and continuo / Henry Purcell ; edited by Bruce Wood.”||Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695.||M1530.P9 F59 2016|
|Venus and Adonis. Chirping warblers;”Chirping warblers : Arie aus der Masque “Venus und Adonis” : für Mezzosopran, Sopraninoblockflöte, Violine, Viola (Violine II) & B. c. / Johann Christoph Pepusch ; herausgegeben als Erstausgabe von Peter Thalheimer.”||Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752, composer.||M1524.P47 V464 2015|
|Plectra and percussion dances. Even wild horses;”Even wild horses : dance music for an absent drama (version 1952) / Harry Partch.”||Partch, Harry, 1901-1974, composer.||M1520.P37 P58 2015|
|Something rotten! Selections. Vocal score;”Something rotten! / book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell ; music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick.”||Kirkpatrick, Wayne, composer, lyricist.||M1508.K57 S664 2015|
|Ifigenia. Selections;”Arie dall’opera “Ifigenia” : per soprano, tenore e orchestra / A. Adolfati ; prefazione di Raffaele Mellace.”||Adolfati, Andrea, 1721 or 1722-1760, composer.||M1505.A35 I4 2015|
|Madame White Snake. Vocal score;”880-02 Madame White Snake : an opera in four acts / Zhou Long ; libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs = Bai she zhuan : si mu ge ju / zuo qu, Zhou Long ; bian ju, Lin Xiaoying.”||880-01 Zhou, Long, 1953- composer.||M1503.Z627 M3 2015|
|Griselda. Vocal score;”La Griselda : RV 718 / Antonio Vivaldi ; riduzione per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica della partitura a cura di Marco Bizzarini, Alessandro Borin.”||Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741, composer.||M1503.V84 G7 2015|
|Pacific overtures. Vocal score;”Pacific overtures / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by John Weidman ; additional material by Hugh Wheeler.”||Sondheim, Stephen, composer, lyricist.||M1503.S6974 P22 2013|
|Manon Lescaut. Vocal score;”Manon Lescaut : dramma lirico in quattro atti di Luigi Illica, Domenico Oliva, Marco Praga / Giacomo Puccini ; riduzione per canto e pianoforte condotta sull’edizione critica a cura di Roger Parker.”||Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924, composer.||M1503.P977 M5 2015|
|Sonatas, guitar, M.S. 84;”37 sonatas for guitar / Niccolò Paganini ; edited and fingered by Riccardo Del Prete.”||Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840.||M126.P3 D45 2016|
|Internet symphony Eroica”; arranged”;”Internet symphony “Eroica” : for symphonic band / Tan Dun ; edited by Peter Stanley Martin.”||Tan, Dun, 1957- composer.||M1254.T3 I6 2015|
|Concertos, violin, string orchestra, op. 10. No. 6;”Concerto pour violon, op. X no. 6 / Jean-Marie Leclair ; édition de Louis Castelain.”||Leclair, Jean-Marie, 1697-1764.||M1112 .L42 op. 10 no. 6 2015.|
|UFO; arranged;”UFO : (1999) / Michael Daugherty ; solo percussion/piano reduction ; piano reduction by Michael Daugherty ; percussion part edited by Evelyn Glennie.”||Daugherty, Michael, 1954- composer, arranger of music.||M1039.D38 U46 2015|
|Concertos, horn, orchestra, F major;”Concerto F-Dur für Horn und Orchester (Stockholm) / Giovanni Punto.”||Punto, Giovanni, 1746-1803, composer.||M1028.P86 C6 F maj. 2015|
|Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 491, C minor; arranged;”Klavierkonzert c-Moll KV 491 = Piano concerto in C minor, K. 491 / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; herausgegeben von Ernst Herttrich ; Klavierauszug, Fingersatz, Kadenzen und Eingänge von András Schiff.”||Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791, composer.||M1011 .M93 K. 491 2015|
|Gloriana. Suite;”Symphonic suite from Gloriana, op. 53a : for orchestra with optional tenor solo / Benjamin Britten.”||Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976, composer.||M1003 .B837 op. 53a 2015|
The Music Library now has a section for browsing new items! It is located at the beginning of the Reference section on the first three shelves. Anything in the New Items section can be checked out. We will continue to have our New Acquisitions Table, next to the circulation desk when you come in. This table highlights new books and scores, as well as new reference items.