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Cendrillon

Description: Libretto of the 1759 pastiche-style comic opera "Cendrillon," by Louis Anseaume. The songs were contributed by the singer-composer Jean-Louis Laruette and Egidio Duni, which they likely adapted from fashionable tunes. "Cendrillon" (Cinderella in English) premiered in Paris at Foire St-Germain on February 21, 1759. The opera underwent two revisions before the definitive version of 1764. Anseaume adapted the plot the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. This copy includes (from pp.54-63) notated melodies of airs and recitatives.
Date: 1759
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784.

Artaxerxes. An English opera.

Description: 1763 English libretto for Thomas Arne's opera Artaxerxes. Thomas Arne most likely wrote his own libretto for Artaxerxes, which enjoyed a successful run at Covent Garden beginning on 2 February 1762. Artaxerxes follows the structure of Metastasio’s Italian libretto on the same subject; no other English-language opera has been recognized as following the principles of Metastasian opera seria.
Date: 1763
Creator: Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778

Vocal Melody Book IV

Description: This collection of songs from the pantomime "Harlequin Sorcerer" and the play "The Oracle" are scored for various voice types with obbligato instruments and basso continuo (with figured bass). A "Mrs. Cibber" is credited prominently on the title page. Some songs also have alternate parts for the solo line (conflating obbligato and vocal parts) for German flute (sometimes simply designated as "Flute").
Date: 1752
Creator: Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778

Love in a Village: a Comic Opera As it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. For the Harpsicord, Voice, German Flute, or Violin.

Description: Vocal score for Love in a Village is broken into four labeled sections ('books'), each of which has a separate title page, and includes the music from the comic opera which has figured bass. Some of the music includes underlaid lyrics and the names of the persons who performed the pieces. Table of contents for the entire work is on page [1]. According to Grove Music Online, the opera is the story of a heroine (Rosetta) who runs away from an unhappy marriage.
Date: 1763
Creator: Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778 & Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812

Thomas and Sally

Description: 1782 vocal score of Thomas Arne's opera Thomas and Sally, or the Sailors return. Dramatic pastoral in two acts by Thomas Augustine Arne to a libretto by Isaac Bickerstaff; London, Covent Garden, 28 November 1760. Thomas and Sally can claim to be the first all-sung English comic opera. It is noteworthy as well for the introduction of clarinets into the orchestra (Grove Music Online).
Date: 1782
Creator: Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778 & Bickerstaff, Isaac, 1735-1812

Abstract for the AMS Southwest Chapter’s April 11, 2015 Spring Conference

Description: This is an abstract for a presentation that was given at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter's Spring Conference on April 11th, 2015. The presentation was given alongside a poster display. This abstract highlights Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which was founded at a Turkish concentration camp in 1921, and went on to perform around the world. This abstract gives details on the history of the choir and the type of concerts that Jaroff gave. In addition, it explains the lack of scholarly attention that Jaroff and his choir have received.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Bay Area Community Colleges Information Competency Assessment Project (ICAP)

Description: This presentation details a "collaborative project among community college librarians in the San Francisco Bay Area to develop and field-test an information competency assessment instrument. This competency assessment instrument would "assess community college students' proficiency with information competency skills. This presentation was given as part of the Music Library Association Conference on February 23, 2006.
Date: 2006
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Evolving, Not Extinct: Music Reference in the 21st Century

Description: This is a personal narrative about the impact of ever-evolving technology used in libraries, particularly music libraries. The author - a librarian - highlights the strengths of using different types of technologies in libraries and also problems that they could cause. The author urges caution when considering the adaptation of particular technologies.
Date: April 7, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

RILM via FirstSearch

Description: This presentation focuses on the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) search interface. RILM is an online music bibliography. Through screenshots of the interface and instructions, the presentation highlights different features of RILM's database and how to get the most accurate results based on your search topic. This presentation was given at the Music Library Association Conference on February 12, 2004,
Date: 2004
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Serge Jaroff and His Don Cossack Choir: Two Rare Scores at the University of North Texas Music Library

Description: This narrative gives details on Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which first began in a Turkish concentration camp in 1921. The author highlights the how the choir's music has personally affected her, while also giving details about the history of the choir and how the group went on to tour around the world. This document also gives the information that the University of North Texas Music Library maintains two rare Jaroff scores.
Date: 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Serge Jaroff and the Don Cossack Choir: the State of Research in the 21st Century

Description: This poster displays information about Serge Jaroff’s Don Cossack Choir, which was founded at a Turkish concentration camp in 1921, but went on to perform around the world. The poster highlights information about Serge Jaroff, his choir, and their fans. The poster was presented at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter's Spring Conference on April 11, 2015.
Date: April 7, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Talkin' to Texans and Other Americans: Music Oral History Project Perspectives: The Founding of the Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association

Description: This narrative centers on the start of the Texas chapter of the Music Library Association. The author gives the history and events that led up to the creation of the chapter, highlighting individuals that played a large role. This document played a part in a presentation given on behalf of the Oral History Committee at the national meeting of the Music Library Association in Dallas, Texas in 2012.
Date: 2012
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Good, Fast, and Cheap: The Pioneering Reference Chat Service at the University of North Texas

Description: This presentation is about the Online Reference Help Desk utilized by the University of North Texas. It includes information on the history of the service and how it works, as well as facts about the Help Desk's performance since origination. This presentation was given at the Music Library Association Conference on February 13, 2003.
Date: 2003
Creator: Arnold, Donna M. & Tarlton, Martha