Going on a Staff Pick-nic!

Kim’s outdoorsy, picnic-worthy staff picks for this week!

Here is some of everything from the flora and the fauna to the cosmos and “nature, life, and love.”

  • Songs of the Black Swan: Works Inspired By Nature – CD 9723
  • “Nature, Life, and Love:” three concert overtures : In nature’s realm, op. 91, Carnival, op. 92, Othello, op. 93 ; Symphonic variations, op. 78 ; Scherzo capriccioso, op. 66 – Antonin Dvorak – CD 6099
  • Songs of America on Home, Love, Nature, and Death – CD 6533
  • Animal Songs: Bestiaries in English, French, and German – Stephen Swanson – CD 9954
  • Le sacre du printemps – Igor Stravinsky – CD 2289

Picture yourself right here.


Our Newest New Arrivals!

Come check them out TODAY!


  • Accentus ; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin — Les sept derniere paroles du Christ en croix — CD 9732
  • The Wayne Shorter Quartet — Without a Net — CD 9733
  • Christian Wolff — 8 Duos — CD 9734
  • Jennifer Higdon — An Exaltation of Larks — CD 9735
  • Joseph Byrd — NYC 1960-1963 — CD 9736
  • Jennifer Higdon — Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon — CD 9737


  • Whole Notes: Johannes Brahms, Keeper of the Classical Flame  — DVD 351


Happy listening/viewing!

A Special Blog Post: Music and Multimedia!

Recently, the Music Library has acquired a collection of Sixto Rodriguez’s CDs — check them out by clicking on the links below:

Don’t know much about Sixto Rodriguez? Well perhaps it’s about time you should, and the AU Library is here to help. In fact, Sixto Rodriguez has a fascinating story we believe should be shared! He is an American musician whose music never really became popular in the United States, but became extremely famous in South Africa. What is astonishing about his story is that he did not even know he had become famous in South Africa. Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary (available at the AU media services section of the library) that details the story of two of his Cape Town, South Africa fans who go on a quest to discover what had become of Sixto Rodriguez. Haven’t convinced you yet? Perhaps this fact will — this documentary just won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary as well as the Academy Award for Best Documentary.


Speaking of films and music, how about checking out The Buddy Holly Story and Thunder Soul? Both are films that feature the stories of musicians who have truly shaped American music today. And the best part? Both are available at the AU music library!

Last but not least — if these aforementioned musical tastes are not your style, why don’t you check out Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen, which is also conveniently available at the AU Music Library!


So many things to listen and watch, so little time! Hope you enjoyed the blog post and come in to enjoy our selections sometime!



Fresh New CD Arrivals!

Bored of your music? Come check these out! We have a variety of genres, artists, and styles amongst our new CDs that you are sure to find something to your musical tastes!


  1. Various Artists – Close to Home: Music of American Composers – CD 10037
  2. James Bolle – Late Works – CD 10038
  3. Bernard Hoffer – Cosmic – CD 10039
  4. Bob Dylan – Christmas in the Heart – CD 10041
  5. The Tornadoes – Beyond the Surf: The Best of the Tornadoes – CD 10042
  6. Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhustle – You’ve Stolen My Heart – CD 10043
  7. Morton Gould – An American Salute – CD 10044
  8. Various Artists – February House: Original Cast Recording – CD 10040

We hope to see you stop by soon!

Ringing in the New Year with New Arrivals!

As 2013 picks up pace, it’s the perfect time to for new resolutions, new goals, and new arrivals at the music library! Pop by to check out some of our great new CD and DVD additions:

  1. Matthias Pintscher — Funf Orchesterstucke; Musik au Thomas Chatterton; Choc — CD 10023
  2. Mark Stewart — Exorcism of Envy — CD 10020
  3. Blood, Sweat, and Tears — Greatest hits – CD 10021
  4. Various Artists — Now. Here. This.: Original Cast Recording — CD 10024
  5. Various Artists — Bring It On The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording — CD 10025
  6. King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King — CD 10022
  7. Various Artists — Leap of Faith The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording — CD 10025
  8. Various Artists — Call Me Madam — CD 10018
  9. Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition; Concerto for Orchestra — CD 10019
  10. Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap — DVD 349


Our Pre Winter Break New Arrivals!

Come in and check them out before checking out for the holidays!

New CDs – just in time for the holiday season!

Looking for something new to listen to that’s not Christmas-related? Looking for a Christmas gift for a friend? Check out some of our new arrivals for gift ideas and new tunes!

  1. CD 9986 – Atlantic R&B Vol 1: 1947-1952  – Various Artists
  2. CD 9988 – Atlantic R&B Vol 2: 1952-1954 – Various Artists
  3. CD 9989 – Atlantic R&B Vol 3: 1955-1957 – Various Artists
  4. CD 9990 – Atlantic R&B Vol 4: 1957-1960 – Various Artists
  5. CD 9993 – Atlantic R&B Vol 5: 1961-1965 – Various Artists
  6. CD 9994 – Atlantic R&B Vol 6: 1965 – 1967 – Various Artists
  7. CD 9983 – Vol 4 – Black Sabbath
  8. CD 9961 – Four Thousand Holes – John Luther Adams
  9. CD 9995 – Four Classic Albums – Anita O’Day
  10. CD 9992 – Good Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
  11. CD 9987 – Phoenix Ensemble – Phoenix Ensemble
  12. CD 9991 – Matthias Pintscher – Matthias Pintscher