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Use the links on the right to view a list of recent acquisitions in the Music Resource Center. These lists are organized by subject or genre and then by Library of Congress classification. They include both Vertical File items and HELIN cataloged items. In some instances where there is no existing library record to import into HELIN (as in the case of many non-commercial CDs, for example) these databases may be the only searchable listing of a Resource Center item.

Paper copies of these lists are available in a Recent Acquisition binder for user perusal.

The scores for the Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra libraries are kept in the Music Resource Center and, with the exceptions noted previously, may only be perused upon request within the MRC confines.

What's Good?

Gerry Recommends...
Beach Boys Pet Sounds CDJ Beach 1

Mixing the sounds of balalaikas, bass harmonicas, theremins, and gorgeous multi-part vocal harmonies, songwriter and producer Brian Wilson's 1966 pop masterpiece exhibits youthful exuberence combined with a wistful nostalgia for simpler times (bicycle bells, a barking dog and a train whistle turn up as well).

Wilson's follow up to this album, the Beach Boy's never-completed Smile, was to be his "teenage symphony to God." That phrase could just as well describe Pet Sounds. Well worth your time, especially if all you know of the Beach Boys is "Surfin' U.S.A.."

"You Still Believe in Me" (excerpt)

Gerry Recommends...

Lyn Goeringer: Sound Installation and Live Mix in Fine Arts C100 at the University of Rhode Island.

If you weren't there on Wednesday April 2, 2012 between 7:30 and 8:15pmyou really missed something wonderful. But here's a video I made of the event - it's best viewed in the dark because the room itself was dark.

Dr. Goeringer is an adjunct faculty in the Music Department and in the Art Department at the University of Rhode Island. Her compositions reflect her interest in the study of sound frequencies and how they interact within specific locations.



Link for CMP Jazz Combo Video