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American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: E—Eastman School of Music

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

In our alphabetical journey through the NLS Music Collection, we have arrived this month at the letter E. 2021 is the centennial of the founding of one of the world's leading music schools, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Composers, educators, performers, and other music pioneers from this prestigious institution are represented far and wide throughout our holdings.

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Flashing Back on Jimi Hendrix

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

In this week's NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the incredible artistry of Jimi Hendrix--who challenged most preconceived notions of popular music in the 20th century to create a new space for music appreciation.

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Song Stories: Two Tales of September

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog, our series "Song Stories" looks at two different takes on the month of September.

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: S (Part 2 – Stuckey, Joey)

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey--a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.

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Remembering “Pershing’s Own” on Independence Day: Military Band Music in the NLS Collection

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Independence Day has many associations: fireworks, barbecues, parades, and iconic military bands. In this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, Carter Rawson explores the history behind one of our greatest national treasures, the United States Army Band.

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Song Stories: Time Out for “Take Five”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

As with many songs, "Take Five" has a story that is more encompassing than just the notes on the page or the sounds from a recording. It talks about overcoming obstacles, articulating a creative vision, and seizing upon spontaneity. In this week's NLS Music Notes Blog, our series "Song Stories" explores the "Cool Jazz" standard, "Take Five."

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Song Stories: April in Paris

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

This week, as part of our series, "Song Stories," learn more about the origins of the melody and lyric that lifted the spirits of the world during the Great Depression: "April in Paris."