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The Gilmore Music Library is rich of all kinds of rare books and manuscripts including this Graduale Romanum. The Graduale was used by monks of the Congregation of St. Justina, of the Order of St. Benedict, at the monastery of St. Peter of Saviliano. It dates from the 15th century.
Since at least the invention of the bicinium, the two-part vocal or instrumental compositions of the Renaissance and early Baroque, duets have been an integral part of learning to play an instrument or sing, and have been included in most etude, method, and music theory books for at least six centuries. This exhibit is a small sampling of duets in instrumental method books.
The Yale Library is delighted to offer a lecture and reception featuring Professor Carl Haber, Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 2013 MacArthur Fellow. The event is sponsored by the Richard Warren Jr. (B.A. 1959) Fund for the Preservation and Promotion of Music.