New Music

More new music (no, not contemporary – although there is some contemporary scores-, but music that is “new” – as in “fresh off the press,” as in straight from the bindery) has arrived in time for Spring Break!

For our musical theater lovers we have:

Sondheim Company (M1503 .S75 C6)

For our drummers (specifically marimba) we have:

Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba (M175 .X6 Z45 v.1 and v.2)

For our real new music people we have:

Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht and Pierrot Lunaire (M652 .S37 op.4 1994)

And for our vocalists and romantics  we have:

Schumann Lieder (M1620 .S395 D6 v.3)

Even More New CDs!

Carl Nielsen – Violin Concerto and Songs, Rued Langgaard – String Quartet No. 3 (CD 5526)

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings (CD 5519)

Darryl Taylor – How Sweet the Sound: A Charm of Spirituals, piano Brent McMunn (CD 5525)

The Scott/Garrison Duo – Barn Dances (CD 5520)

Dark Dances – Compositions by John Allemeier (CD 5521)

Capital Trio – A Book of Hours, music by William Matthews (CD 5522)

Voces Internas – Contemporary Mexican Works for Cello, Jonathan Golove, cello (CD 5524)

Invocations – Music by Dalit Hadass Warshaw (CD 5523)

Jessye Norman – Roots: My Life, My Song (CD 5511)

Carl Nielsen – The Chicago Chamber Orchestra (CD 5512)

Ludwig von Beethoven – Symphony no. 7, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (CD 5513)

African Heritage Symphonic Series Volume II – Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman, Conductor (CD 5514)

Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky (CD 5515)

Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker, Glazunov – Les Sylphides, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (CD 5516)

Tchaikovsky – The Sleeping Beauty (Complete Ballet), Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia (CD 5517)

Music Online Database Trial

The American University Library is running a trial for the Music Online Database through April.

This is a very interesting database that acts a combined search engine for several databases concerning music online. So, searching a composer, or song may bring up scores from one of the online scores databases, research articles, references from Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, or media files.

When exploring this database understand that searching, at times, can be cumbersome, so breathe, and don’t give up – with a little more digging you will find what you are looking for!

The trial ends April 24th, and our music librarian, Nobue Matsuoka-Motley will be making a decision of purchasinge the database. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Check out this instructional video: