Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blayne's Skulltistic Halloween Art!

There is a competition in the UNCG University Libraries for Halloween. The talented Blayne Ziegenfuss agreed to represent the HSML this year and here is the awesomeness that he created!!!  THANKS, Blayne! (and note the lovely Halloween decorations by Eric Langer - thanks, Eric!)

I had to see it against the orange wall...pretty cool, yes?

Blayne created the piano for a previous HSML exhibit last summer and repurposed it most excellently:

The artist with his creation:

And the ever favorite aerial view:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Haydn Seek! Help us solve a mystery!

Thank you to Stacey Krim for creating a cool exhibit in the HSML. Here is my attempt to bloggize (bloggify?) it. Read on...

UNCG Libraries catalogs and provides worldwide access to the archival musical score collections of many world-class musicians. Thousands upon thousands of manuscript and annotated scores pass through our hands. Yet, there are a few enigmatic pieces that continue to taunt us. Tragically, these cryptic concertos and dreadful duos will be nearly inaccessible to researchers until they can be fully described for our catalog and finding aids.

We admit defeat and humbly ask for your help in identifying these hidden scores in our collections. We will place a copy of the mystery piece in the Harold Schiffman Music Library display case, along with what we know about the material. If you think you have the answer, contact Stacey Krim at Special Collection and University Archives (srkrim@uncg.edu) with the information. If the answer you have provided is verifiable, in addition to up holding the honor of music researchers, we will credit you in our Library catalog as the identifier or the piece.  

And here are some photos from the exhibit: 

Here is the whole shebang:

Here is the info on this case:

Here is the music:

Title Page:

So, if you have any information that could lead to an identification, please do not hesitate to contact Stacey Krim at srkrim@uncg.edu - THANKS!