Music Library Open on Saturdays!

study.jpg The Music Library will be open from 1:00-5:00pm for six Saturdays during the Fall 2006 Semester. We will be gauging usage to determine if the Music Library should regularly be open on Saturdays. We will not be open on any game day Saturdays or the Saturday of Fall Break.

The TRIAL Saturdays will be:

October 7 and 28
November 11 and 18
December 2 and 9

For more information talk to any Music Library employee or call 974-3474

Nancy Brennan Strange at Lawson McGhee Public Library

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September 19: Nancy Brennan Strange has been called Knoxville’s Sweetheart and she is certainly a Library favorite. She is most frequently seen these days fronting an eclectic Appalachian swing band called The Tennessee Sheiks. A jazz singer at heart, she’ll be at the library on September 19 singing jazz standards with Marcus Shirley on piano. They perform as part of The Knoxville Jazz Festival concert/lecture series.

WHERE: On the Mezzanine at Lawson McGhee Library
WHEN: Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.
HOW: Free and open to the public. Free parking at Locust Street Garage.

For more information, please contact Nelda Hill at 215-8729.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera.

operahist.jpg Sadie, Stanley, ed.The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera.
     London: Flame Tree, 2004.


Ref. ML102.O6I54 2004

This beautifully illustrated one-volume encyclopedia covers a broad variety of topics relating to opera from its roots in antiquity to the twentieth century. In addition to describing individual operas, this book discusses composers, librettists, singers, and key historical moments relating to opera. Each entry is divided into six “themes” including: Techniques, Houses and Composers, The Voice, Performance, Stage and Scene, and Synopses. Listening suggestions are included as are “Popular Melody” boxes which detail a melody from the opera that the reader may already know.

Constitution Day Events, September 18

In honor of Constitution Day, Monday, September 18, the UT Libraries will show a program featuring Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Sandra Day O’Connor.

The program discusses:
• Why we have and need a constitution
• What federalism is
• How implicit and explicit rights are defined
• How separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power

The 30-minute video will be shown in Hodges Room 212 at 1 pm and 3 pm.

Maggie Longmire at Lawson McGhee Public Library

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September 12: Maggie Longmire and Free Soil Farm

If there is a grande dame of the Knoxville music scene, it must be Maggie Longmire who has graced the stage for over twenty years, getting better as time goes by. She is still named Knoxville’s best local musician in readers’ polls and her lovely CD, Granddaughter: an Americana Opera was named best CD by Metro Pulse in 2003. Free Soil Farm is often Jay Manneschmidt on guitar, accordian and piano; Chris MacMahon on bass and Jay Miller on percussion.

WHERE: On the Mezzanine at Lawson McGhee Library
WHEN: Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
HOW: Free and open to the public. Free parking at Locust Street Garage.

For more information, please contact Nelda Hill at 215-8729.

Themefinder

ccarh-old.gif Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities.
     Themefinder. 1999-2000. http://www.themefinder.org/

This music recognition database let’s you search themes in instrumental music using note names, intervals, or contour relationships (up, down, same). We have several reference books that serve the same purpose, especially Directory of Tunes and Musical Themes by Denys Parsons (Ref. ML128.I65P33). Use subject heading: Instrumental music — Thematic catalogs or Vocal music — Thematic catalogs.