- Music exhibitions
- A Musical Feast
From dainty dishes to champagne. Come and sample a musical feast in the Anderson Room. Running from 23rd July - 18th December 2015. For further information see the MusiCB3 blog
- A Musical Feast
- In the Spotlight
Early Printed Music (pre-1850)
The Library's extensive holdings of early editions include several musical incunabula (pre-1501) and fine collections of 16th and early 17th-century part-books, and have been much enhanced by generous benefactions. Read more.
15th October 2015
Readers are reminded that if they wish to consult any non-borrowable music materials to order items by 3 pm on Friday, so that they can be viewed in the Rare Books Room on Saturday.
23rd July 2015
For further information see the MusiCB3 blog.
Runs July 23rd 2015-18th December 2015.
17 February 2015
Pack up your troubles: 1915 a year in music
From iconic songs to pacifist pleas. The music of 1915 both reflected the period and commented on it. For further information see the MusiCB3 blog.
Runs February 4th 2015-1st June 2015.
6 October 2014
The Performing Right Society at 100
A centenary celebration of the Performing Right celebration. For further information see the MusiCB3 blog.
Runs October 6th 2014-February 2nd 2015.
16 April 2014
Stanley Sadie Archive Project
Cambridge University Library is delighted to have received the Stanley Sadie Archive as a gift from his widow Julie Anne. Stanley Sadie (1930-2005) studied in Cambridge and went on to become an eminent musicologist, music critic and editor. His many fields of interest include opera, Mozart, Handel, J.C. Bach and Boccherini. The archive is an important addition to the Library’s existing music collections, which include several archives of British composers, musicians and musicologists, containing research materials crucial to the study of 20-th century British musical life. Our priority now is to make the Stanley Sadie Archive accessible to researchers and the wider public and the library will be seeking philanthropic support for this project. If you would like further information please contact the Music Department.
07 January 2014
From 11 January, the Anderson Room will be unstaffed on Saturdays. Non-borrowable items can be consulted in the Rare Books Reading Room but need to be requested in advance by contacting the music department (Monday-Friday).