Coffee in the Music Library

What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup. ~Henry Rollins

It’s that time of year again–come to the library for your end-of-semester study needs! Bring your mug and we’ll provide the coffee…and the additional coffee to go with it.

A Song’s Not a Song ’til You Sing It: Check Out Our Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection

Cinderella by Rodgers and Hammerstein.“A song is a lot of things. But, first of all, a song is the voice of its time. Setting words to music gives them weight, makes then somehow easier to say, and it helps them to be remembered. It may be that we can sing what we often cannot say, whether it be from shyness, fear, lack of the right words or the passion or dramatic gift to express them. More souls have rallied to more causes by the strains of music than by straining rhetoric.”  Richard Rodgers

Celebrated songwriter/composer team Rodgers and Hammerstein redefined American musical theater in the 1940s and 50s.  The team produced famed musicals Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), The Sound of Music (1959) and Cinderella for television (1957).  Together they won 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards.  Richard Rodgers is also one of only 12 people worldwide to win the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.

The Music Library at University of South Carolina boasts a comprehensive collection of works by Rodgers and Hammerstein including musical plays, musical scores and recordings in many formats.  Recently, the collections was substantially increased through a generous donation by Dr. Yvonne Moore and Mr. Schuyler Moore to include additional vocal scores of musicals such as Cinderella, arrangements for various instruments, song selections, biographies, histories, as well as arrangements for children.   With this important addition, our Rodgers and Hammerstein collection now serves the needs of patrons of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Coffee in the Music Library, December 5-9

Coffee in the Music Library“If I couldn’t, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat.” Liesgen from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata

Don’t turn into a roast goat! The Music Library has your caffeine needs covered for finals. Free coffee December 5-9.

Free, Unlimited Access to Over 51,000 In-Copyright Music Scores through the Music Library Website!

Piece of sheet musicDid you know that University of South Carolina students and faculty have access to over 51,000 in-copyright music scores?

You do! Alexander Street Press’s Classical Scores Library can be found through the Music Library website (under Audio, Video & Scores Online).

This resource contains over 1.3 million printable pages of music composed in time periods ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. More than 4,600 composers are included: from Machaut, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists such as Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell-Davies, and John Taverner. All of this is available 24-7 and is just a click away.

Coffee in the Music Library

Coffee In the libraryWhat goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup. ~Henry Rollins

It’s that time of year again–come to the library for your end-of-semester study needs! Bring your mug and we’ll provide the coffee…and the additional coffee to go with it.

Hey, What’s up with that round book case?

Faculty Picks Bookcase

You may have noticed this new bookcase in the library. It’s the home for our new Faculty Picks selections. Each semester we’ll have selections from your School of Music Faculty on display. Unlike an ordinary display we encourage you to look at these selected items and check them out! The display will change several times per semester. Our current selection was picked by Prof. Mike Harley (Bassoon) and Sara Ernst (Piano Pedagogy).

Coffee in the Music Library

Coffee in the LibraryNo one says it better than  Lewis Black: “I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.” Let us help you stay awake during finals week. Bring your own mug to the Music Library Dec. 7-11, 9 AM to 5 PM and we’ll provide the coffee.