Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday? Library Help with History Essays and Band Arrangements

Black Friday?

If you have an assignment deadline, this isn't just black Friday - the whole weekend is spoken for!  This weekend, we have students writing essays about Ives, Handel and Purcell. Meanwhile our Scottish Music degree students are working on their scores for their bands and ensembles.

Can the Library help?  We believe we can!

Here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, we have plenty of online information.  

Studying Ives, Handel or Purcell? 

  • You can find plenty of info on JSTOR. 
  • There's more on Oxford Music Online.  
  • Naxos music streaming service is great for quick info - each recording comes with a pdf of the accompanying booklet.
Working on a band arrangement?
  • The Whittaker Library has books on using music notation software.
  • RILM database has articles about rehearsing with your group once you've written the score!  (search rehearsal, or band practice)
  • See how times have changed.  British Library Sounds lets you hear historic performances - search in the World and Traditional Music section.
  • Searching Scottish music group in SCRAN will also bring a smile!
ALL these useful online sources are available through the Whittaker Library's Electronic Resources web pages.  Or via Moodle (look for the library links under Student Support Services!)

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