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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Ursa String Quintet filled the Allbritton Foyer of the Moody Building with the glorious sounds of Brahms. Thanks for a beautiful performance!
Music students, we’ve got most of the Folkways recordings that were highlighted in yesterday’s lecture by Daniel Sheehy, director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Online access is provided through Smithsonian Global Sound, which provides many different ways to browse or search the collection. In addition, the Crouch Fine Arts Library has almost 300 CDs available for check-out, as well as LP vinyl records going back to the 1950s. Use these great collections of recordings to expand your musical horizons!
There was even some foot-stomping action last Friday as the Morpheme Saxophone Quartet performed in the noontime Musical Moments series. They gave an amazing performance for a very appreciative audience.
When: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Hooper Schaefer Student Lounge
Come check out the latest work created by Baylor University photography students. Come join us for creative art, stimulating conversation, and good food. All prints are available for purchase. The event is free and the experience priceless.