An exhibit of some of the many notable people who attended or supported Belmont’s Music and CEMB programs. The exhibit was originally on display in Bunch Library August 7-September 28, 2012.
Music Special Collections
Available for research and by appointment only, the items in Music Special Collections include archival copies of all Belmont graduate music theses, historic hymnals, facsimile score editions, and Ward-Belmont concert programs.
Facsimile Collection Highlights
Il codice Squarcialupi
Call Number: Music Spec M2 .S68 1992
The Squarcialupi Codex is the largest and unquestionably the most beautiful produced manuscript anthology of Italian music compiled in Florence during the first two decades of the Quattrocento. The manuscript contains over three hundred songs—madrigals, ballatas, and caccias—of which almost half are unique to this source; the repertory represents many of the well-known Trecento song composers, from the earliest generation writing towards the middle of the fourteenth century to composers still active in the first decades of the Quattrocento.
Avatar of Modernity / The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, Igor
Call Number: Music Spec M1520 .S919 A82 2013
Publication Date: 2013
he original score facsimile and the reduction for piano (for four hands) come direct from the Paul Sacher Foundation, while the compilation of essays features 18 pieces by a variety of different writers and scholars. In particular, the piano reduction is notable as a new concert piece - it was originally intended for study purposes only. This is the first time it has been made publicly available.
Beethoven's Eroica Sketchbook by Lewis Lockwood (Editor); Alan Gosman (Editor)
Call Number: Music Spec ML96.4 .B4
Publication Date: 2013-08-15
The "Eroica" Sketchbook is essentially a diary of Beethoven's creative work during one of the great turning points in his career. As such, this edition deepens our understanding of Beethoven's creative process, and offers new insights into some of Beethoven's most celebrated works. This edition makes available both a complete facsimile and transcription of the sketchbook for the first time, along with a detailed commentary on the origins, contents, and significance of this vitally important source.
Call Number: Music Spec M2 .C428 C4 2007
The book gets its name from Jean de Montchenu, a nobleman, apostolic prothonotary, Bishop of Agen (1477) and later of Vivier (1478-1497) who commissioned the work. The music repertoire consists of French and Italian songs written by Dufay, Ockeghem, Busnois and their contemporaries.