Friday, October 28, 2011

Zombies, now THEY are scary!

Gianna Capelli who works in the Music Library (new this semester) has "zombified" a number of our patrons (students, staff and faculty).  Here are the photos with names - come to the Music Library to vote for your favorite by midnight on October 31!  Thanks to Gianna and all the willing (?) zombies!

Amanda Hughes and Noah Hock

Andrew Lovett

Ashley Corri

Benjamin Constantinides

Caleb Bullis

David Covert and Lauren Ritch

Eric Langer

Graeme Roberts

Jay Allred

Jonathan Partin

Kelly  Burns

Matt Lowery

Mike Karkowski

Paige Newsone

Shamar Peeler-Dean

Tyler Pfledderer

Welborn Young

William Willis

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Books (& scores) are NOT scary

We just threw that picture in to get your attention, we promise that books are not scary.

We were saddened to learn from one of our Music Faculty that some of her students reported in class today that they are afraid of books. In the hopes of helping them overcome their fear we present the following evidence from our collection.


She's adorable, not scary.

And lastly, we offer this FRIENDLY score.

Overcome your fear, read a book. :-)

Your Music Library Staff

Monday, October 24, 2011

Alternate (e-waste) Recycling site in Music Library!

Maybe you don't know what to do with that battery that has run out...or that cell phone that doesn't work anymore?  Well, we have an e-waste recycling bin in the Music Library (and there is one in the basement of the main libary too). 

E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. “Recycling E-waste makes sense for the planet, our finances and our health.” he said. Those with questions may call the OWRR (Office of Waste Reduction and Recyling) at 4-5192.

Here is info from a Campus Weekly article from August 9, 2011:

Electronics, or “e-waste,” may not be tossed into the trash. Electronics are defined as batteries, computer parts, cell phones and computer media (such as CDs, DVDs and tapes).

Batteries (all types)

Ink Toner Cartridges

CDs/Floppy Discs


Cell Phones

Spread the word and keep these toxicities out of the landfill!  THANKS!

More to come on the greening of the Music Library (Green Office Program next!).  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Orchestra Musician's CD-ROM Library -- What a cool source!!

Did you know that we have the 12 volume set, The Orchestra Musician's CD-ROM Library, on permanent reserve? Do you know what that means? You can print out the part for your instrument for orchestral pieces by the following composers:

Arne, Thomas - volume 10
Auber, Daniel-Francois - volume 1
Bach, Johann Sebastian - volume 10
Bach, Carl Phillip Emmanuel - volume 10
Bartók, Béla - volume 8
Beethoven, Ludwig van - volume 1
Bellini, Vincenzo - volume 1
Berlioz, Hector - volume 1
Bizet, Georges- volume 2
Bloch, Ernest - volume 9
Boccherini, Luigi - volume 10
Borodin, Alexander - volume 5
Brahms, Johannes - volume 3
Bruch, Max - volume 2
Bruckner, Anton - volume 2
Busoni, Ferruccio - volume 2
Carpenter, John Alden - volume 9
Chabrier, Emmanuel - volume 3
Chadwick, Charles - volume 7
Chausson, Ernest - volume 3
Cherubini, Luigi - volume 1
Chopin, Frederic - volume 3
Cimarosa, Domenico - volume 10
d'Indy, Vincent - volume 7
Debussy, Claude - volume 2
Delius, Frederick - volume 7
Dittersdorf, Karl - volume 10
Dohnányi, Ernst Von - volume 8
Donizetti, Gaetano - volume 1
Dukas, Paul - volume 7
Dvorak, Antonin - volume 5
Elgar, Edward - volume 7
Enesco, Georges - volume 8
Falla, Manuel de - volume 8
Fauré, Gabriel - volume 2
Franck, César - volume 3
Glazunov, Alexander - volume 8
Glinka, Mikhail - volume 4
Gluck, Christoph Willibald - volume 10
Grieg, Edvard - volume 2
Griffes, Charles - volume 7
Handel, George Frideric - volume 10
Haydn, Franz Joseph - volume 6
Hérold, Louis Ferdinand - volume 10
Holst, Gustav - volume 7
Janácek, Leoš - volume 8
Lalo, Edouard - volume 3
Liszt, Franz - volume 3
Lully, Jean-Baptiste - volume 10
Mahler, Gustav - volume 2
Méhul, Étienne-Nicolas - volume 10
Mendelssohn, Felix - volume 1
Milhaud, Darius - volume 8
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - volume 6
Mussorgsky, Modest - volume 4
Nielsen, Carl - volume 7
Offenbach, Jacques - volume 3
Paisiello, Giovanni - volume 10
Prokofiev, Sergei - volume 8
Rachmaninoff, Sergei - volume 8
Rameau, Jean-Philippe - volume 10
Ravel, Maurice - volume 7
Reger, Max - volume 2
Respighi, Ottorino - volume 8
Rimsky-Korsakoff, Nicolai - volume 5
Rossini, Gioacchino - volume 1
Saint-Saëns, Camille - volume 2
Sarasate, Pablo de - volume 3
Schubert, Franz - volume 1
Schumann, Robert - volume 3
Scriabin, Alexander - volume 5
Sibelius, Jean - volume 9
Smetana, Bedrich - volume 5
Strauss, Richard - volume 9
Strauss, Johann - volume 9
Stravinsky, Igor - volume 8
Suppe, Franz von - volume 3
Tchaikovsky, Peter - volume 9
Vaughan Williams, Ralph - volume 8
Wagner, Richard - volumes 11 & 12
Weber, Carl Maria von - volume 1
Webern, Anton - volume 9

The volumes from this set will show up in your catalog searches for musical scores. Their call number is M1000.O72. Since this set is on permanent reserve you can borrow volumes for up to 2-hours for in Music Library use. Just ask at the Desk. You can then use one of our sign-in computers to print the parts that you need from the cd-rom. Printing costs are $.04 per page.

Questions? Please ask us. We're here to help you.

Composer list borrowed from

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Music Library circulates media more widely

UNCG Music Library is circulating media to students for a week.  After years of operating as a "teaching collection" we decided that because of more realiable online options (Naxos, Music Online, etc.) we could finally circulate physical media (CDs, DVDs, LPs - yes, we have vinyl - and videos) to our students.  Everything but recital recordings, that is, because they are more specialer.  More info on our website:

And check out the cool consciousness raising "sign" that Liane Elias created - out of, you got it, CD cases! (photo credit:  MK Amos):

Come on in and check them out!