Eighteenth-Century Handel Scores on Exhibit

Our current exhibit features a pair of Handel oratorios: his well-known Messiah, and Athalia from a few years before.  These scores are from 1780s London, and are in quite good condition.  While they were not published during Handel’s lifetime, they were issued within 30 years after his death.

The publisher’s dedication to the King (George III) provides a window into English culture at that time.  And the engraving of angels and shepherds in the Messiah score is spectacular!  If you can’t get to the Library before the break, not to worry.  The exhibit will continue through the month of January.

exhibit case containing Handel's Messiah and Athalia

08. December 2017 by Clayton
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‘Tis the season for Christmas music!

The Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst

The Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst

Ready to get into the Christmas spirit?  The Crouch Fine Arts Library helps you to celebrate the season with great music from all styles and eras.

  • To listen online, choose from the many playlists and album lists that we’ve gathered for you on our website.  If you are outside the Baylor network, you will be prompted to log in with your Bear ID and password before connecting to the recordings.
  • In the Crouch Fine Arts Library, we have hundreds of Christmas CDs available for check-out at the Service Desk.  To get the call numbers, follow this link to BearCat or ask a staff member if you would like some assistance.

Happy holiday listening!

28. November 2017 by Clayton
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new exhibit

Stop by to see our current exhibit on the history behind our alma mater, “That Good Old Baylor Line.”  Be sure to check out some of the other songs that did not get picked–you may be glad!

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26. October 2017 by Clayton
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Position Opening

The Crouch Library has a position opening for Evening Supervisor. For information, application, and the job description, visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/2618.  This is a permanent position, so current Baylor students are not eligible.

27. July 2017 by Clayton
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Musical Travels Exhibit

Our latest exhibit showcasing rare books in the Crouch Fine Arts Library is titled, “Musical Travels.”  These volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries provide a first-hand account of music making in several European countries, and a window into the lives of the aristocracy that supported it.  Stop by and see how, in a slow and thoughtful medium, music critics communicated what they heard and saw with music lovers in the general public.

Like other materials in the Crouch Special Collections and Archives, the books on exhibit are normally available by appointment for research use.  In some cases, reprints or digital copies are available that can provide more convenient access to the same content.

08. February 2017 by Clayton
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Celebrate Christmas with music

The Christmas season is here, and the Crouch Fine Arts Library helps you celebrate it with great music from all styles and eras.

  • To listen online, choose from the many playlists and album lists that we’ve gathered for you on our website.  If you are outside the Baylor network, you will be prompted to log in with your Bear ID and password before connecting to the recordings.
  • In the Crouch Fine Arts Library, we have hundreds of Christmas CDs available for check-out at the Service Desk.  To get the call numbers, follow this link to BearCat or ask a staff member if you would like some assistance.

Happy holiday listening!

28. November 2016 by Clayton
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Celebrating Donald I. Moore

Donald I. Moore (1910 – 1998) was Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Baylor University from 1948 to 1969. Under his baton the Baylor University Golden Wave Band gained national recognition and was particularly known for introducing new works for band (many were his own compositions). After stepping down as Director of Bands in 1969, Moore taught orchestration, composition, and conducting at Baylor until his retirement in 1979.

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Drop by the Crouch Fine Arts Library to view our display, featuring items from University Archives and Crouch Special Collections. Sometimes less is more, but in this case Moore is definitely more!

24. October 2016 by Jamie Duerksen
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Tunebook Exhibit

Want to see how Americans studied music and worshiped and in the late 1700s?  Take a few minutes to visit our current exhibit, Early American Tunebooks.

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05. May 2016 by Clayton
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Music Score Give-away

The Crouch Fine Arts Library has been doing some spring cleaning (actually, longer than that), and we have hundreds of music scores to give away.  Many of them are in poor condition, but some are in fair, good, or very good condition.

To make it easier on everyone, we are dividing them into three groups and three days:

Keyboard – Friday, April 29
Instrumental – Monday, May 2
Vocal – Tuesday, May 3

We know that “musician” and “morning person” usually don’t go together, so the give-away will start at 12:00 noon each day.  Nothing can be pre-selected or held for later pick-up.

It’s good to share.  So, on day 1 for each group, we’ll ask everyone to limit themselves to 5 items.  If anything is left after the first day, then you can take as many as you want.

Happy picking!

28. April 2016 by Clayton
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Summer Internship

The Crouch Fine Arts Library is accepting applications for a summer intern position. For details, see the Internship Opportunities page. The application deadline is April 18.

04. April 2016 by Clayton
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