Listen up!

January 2nd, 2012

Not quite ready to come back to school?  Crescendo into it by checking out some of our music resources; cue up a playlist while you’re unpacking, re-packing, or just relaxing. 

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Every two weeks Alexander Street Press and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings are offering free downloads of world music  and classical music from their otherwise subscription based databases.  Recent selections include “You’re the One for Me,” performed by David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.” 

Need more music? Newsflash – Naxos isn’t just for Music Majors!  Naxos Music Library lists genres like Blues, Pop & Rock, Jazz, and the ever-classic, Classic.  Create playlists of crooners including Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, and Aretha Franklin, or a more contemporary list with Of Montreal and The Weepies. My recent favorite is “Beatles Go Baroque” it’s the best of both worlds.

For blurbs about the men and women behind the music check out Oxford Music Online for biographies and features.  Get the list of Music databases under  the “Subjects P-Z” (Performing Arts) tab at http://iue.libguides.com/db-subjects.  By the time you get back to campus you’ll be all jazzed up and ready to research!