Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Auld Lang Syne

The traditional New Year's Song, Auld Lang Syne, is a Scottish poem by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) set to a folk song.  It is a song of nostalgia for the old days, and on New Year's Eve the "old days" are the days of the previous year.

You can hear it sung by the U.S. Army Chorus via Naxos Music Library by clicking this link.  (Ball State login required)

The Music Collection includes song books that are old enough to be out of copyright (i.e., published before 1923).  One song book includes an arrangement of this classic song - with all the original stanzas - for you to review before celebrating New Year's Eve (click to enlarge):

Friday, December 13, 2013

Top CDs of Fall Semester, 2013

The Music Collection circulates CDs of all kinds of music for both study and enjoyment. This Fall, not counting CDs that were on reserve for classes, the following CDs were the top 10:

Night Visions, by Imagine Dragons
Compact Disc 21038

In Utero, by Nirvana
Compact Disc 17574

Red, by Taylor Swift
Compact Disc 21366

Nothing but the Beat, by David Guetta
Compact Disc 21140

Born to Die, by Lana del Rey
Compact Disc 21194

Babel, by Mumford & Sons
Compact Disc 21348

Channel Orange, by Frank Ocean
Compact Disc 21068

The 20/20 Experience, by Justin Timberlake
Compact Disc 21741

The Truth About Love, by P!nk
Compact Disc 21533

Sigh No More, by Mumford & Sons
Compact Disc 19845