Monday, October 18, 2010

Classical Music for Halloween

Many of the spooky tunes you know from years of Halloween fun are actually works by some of the world's most famous composers!  Check these out on CD from the Music Collection or stream them from Naxos Music Library:



Johann Sebastian Bach, Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565

Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre

Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem (Dies Irae)

Franz Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

Modest Mussorgsky, Night on Bare (Bald) Mountain

Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (March to the Scaffold movement)

Gustav Holst, The Planets ("Mars" especially)

Charles Gounod, Funeral March of a Marionette

Orff, Carmina Burana

Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite (In the Hall of the Mountain King)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Score Shelving Update

The scores are on the move, but unfortunately some of the shelving is also on the move!  Things may seem randomly out of place or they may seem to have disappeared, because we just can't reorganize everything all at once.  We hope to have the shelves back in good order soon.  As always, feel free to ask for assistance from the Music Collection staff or from the staff at the main circulation counter on the First Floor.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve our services.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New! Study tables in the Music Collection

In an effort to create more study space in the library, the Music Collection will add tables in the far corner of the book stacks, near the windows. To make room, there will be some reorganization of the shelves. Unfortunately, this means moving some of the books and scores that have returned from the Fourth Floor, and a short delay in moving the rest from the Fourth Floor to the Lower Level.

Please don't hesitate to ask for help when searching for print materials in the Music Collection!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ball State Music for Homecoming

Are you coming to campus for Homecoming? Did you forget the music for your alma mater? The Library's Archives &Special Collections area has digitized historic Ball State music for the web. Check it out:

http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/UniversityArchives/History/SchoolSongs.html