Irving S. Gilmore Music Library News

Catherine Basie, Hugues Panassie, Count Basie, Helen Oakley Dance, and Stanley Dance. Paris, 1956. MSS 62, Box 41.
August 6, 2018
The Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance Papers (MSS 62) are now open for research. As the Dances were well-known jazz journalists and producers, their papers are an important resource for the study of jazz in the United States from 1920-1960. The Papers contain a large number of interviews with...
Over There sheet music front cover, with illustration by Norman Rockwell
July 18, 2018
In our new exhibition entitled “They Sang and Took the Sword” – Music of World War I, opening August 6th 2018, the Music Library observes the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of World War I, as marked by the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. The exhibition brings together selected...
nkoda app logo
May 29, 2018
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in a beta test for a new publisher supported music reading app called nkoda.  For a quick introduction to nkoda, take a look at this short video overview of the app.  According to the app’s developers: “nkoda is...
J. Rosamond Johnson
April 4, 2018
The Black Sound and the Archive Working Group at Yale University is a two-year initiative (supported by Yale’s 320 York Humanities Grant) that focuses on the history and significance of African-American sonic practices in tandem with critical examination of the nature of archives. The group seeks...
Construction site sign
February 22, 2018
The Special Collections Reading Room at the Gilmore Music Library will be closed from Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16. The exterior windows in the Music Library office suite are going to be replaced, and we expect the construction work to be noisy and disruptive. If you need to do special...
Dame en Habit De Chambre,
February 13, 2018
Our latest exhibition, Treasures of Guitar and Lute Music from the Gilmore Music Library, opening February 13th 2018, spans more than 400 years. It includes two remarkable lute works from the late 16th and early 17th centuries: a treatise by Vincenzo Galilei (the father of the scientist Galileo...
Oxford Music Online Logo
February 12, 2018
Grove Music Online (aka Oxford Music Online) migrated to a new platform in December.  This migration happened suddenly and there are a number of bugs still being worked out. The Music Library Association (MLA) has a news blog on the Grove Music Online Update with issues and tips that may help you...

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