Music Library News Archives

February 25, 2011

Curator of Historical Sound Recordings, Richard Warren, reaches 45 years of service

Richard Warren, Yale's curator of Historical Sound Recordings and American Musical Theatre Collection will be one of six 45-year honorees that the University will celebrate on March 31st, 2011 at the Long-Service Recognition Dinner. The other honorees are: Margit Kaye, Map Collections, Sterling Memorial; Chip Long, now retired, Provost's Office; Paul Lukasiewicz, Mathematics Library; Joseph Maynard, recently retired, Yale Printing and Publishing Services; and Lorraine Siggins, Yale Health. Also, being honored: Jeannette Ponzio, Acquisitions Assistant, Medical Library. More on Working at Yale...

March 25, 2011

Long-lost Chopin letters recovered by museum

Six letters lost during WWII were recovered and donated to the Warsaw Museum. In the letters, Chopin describes daily life and his cello sonata in G minor, one of his few non-piano works. Full-story from BBC at:

April 12, 2011

Histories of Music -- New Exhibit at the Music Library

In this new exhibit, Music Library archivist Richard Boursy focused on the historiography of musicology, a surprisingly young field of scholarship. An introduction to the exhibit is available at The full online version of the exhibit is not yet available but all are welcome to come in person and view items on display.

June 10, 2011

Histories of Music Exhibit Now Online

The scholarly study of music history is a surprisingly recent innovation, one that is explored in Histories of Music, a new exhibit curated by Richard Boursy at the Gilmore Music Library. It features general histories of music from Printz in the 17th century through Hawkins and Burney in the 18th to Kiesewetter, Fétis, and Ambros in the 19th. The exhibit also includes Glarean's Dodekachordon of 1547, and Donald Jay Grout's A History of Western Music, revised by Yale's own Claude V. Palisca. Visit our exbhiti at:

June 20, 2011

Gilmore Music Library now provides online access to selective content from EMI, Virgin, and Angel records

The Classical Music Library, an Alexander Street Press database to which the Library subscribes, recently released access to selective EMI, Virgin Classics, and Angel Records. That is over 1,500 records, many of which of historic interest. Click here to get more details...

Highlights include recordings by Thomas Hampson, the Eroica Trio, Natalie Dessay, Sarah Chang, Les Arts Florissants, Maria Callas, Julian Bream, English Consort, Dinu Lipatti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Christa Ludwig, Berlin Philharmonic, Sviatoslav Richter, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Taverner Choir, Kiri Te Kanawa, Maxim Vengerov, Vienna Philharmonic, and many more.

January 27, 2012

Yale acquires oral history of choral conductor Sir David Willcocks

OHAM has acquired a substantial collection of interviews on the prominent choral conductor and composer, Sir David Willcocks. Perhaps best known as the director of music at King’s College, Cambridge University, Willcocks also held the directorship of London’s Royal College of Music, and published the popular anthologies “Carols for Choirs.” More information at:

April 20, 2012

EndNote X5 and EndNote Web Now Available to Yale Community

The Yale University Library is proud to offer EndNote X5 and EndNote Web to the Yale Community. The software is now available to everyone with a Net Id through the Yale ITS Software Library. You will be asked to login to CAS, then you will be able to download the software directly to your office computer, laptop, home computers, or collaborate through the use of EndNote Web.

EndNote is a bibliographic management and publishing solution used by millions of researchers, librarians, and students worldwide.

Use EndNote to:
Search bibliographic databases on the Internet
- Organize references, images, PDFs and other files
- Watch the bibliographic and figure list appear as you write!
- Collaborate using EndNote Web, the Web-based research and writing component of EndNote

Look for future announcements about training from the library for EndNote and Refworks or contact your department’s library liaison for more information.

For further information please contact Patrick Butler, Electronic Resources Support Librarian, at

June 7, 2012

Orbis Update Completed

Orbis has recently been updated. What does it mean for music students and faculty? Well, there is now a really quick an easy way to limit your searches to sound recordings or music scores. Locate the "Quick Limit" drop-down menu below the Orbis search box, then select one of these two limits. Please not that the music scores limits includes both printed and manuscript music. Check it out at:

October 16, 2012

Sad News from Historical Sound Recordings

Richard Warren Jr. 1937 - 2012.
Richard Warren Jr. (Rich), age 75, New Haven native, and 45-year resident of North Haven, died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital following a stroke. He was born on September 6, 1937 to Emeline Shaffer Warren and Richard Warren. Over 52 years ago, on August 6, 1960, Rich married Mary-Jo Worthey of Springfield, IL. He is survived by Mary-Jo, daughter Charlotte Warren Disher (and her husband Tony), of Winston-Salem, NC, and son Will (and his wife Reina) of South Hero, VT, grandchildren Anthony Hamilton and Warren Harrison Disher and Silva and Haeli Warren, his two younger sisters, Elizabeth Warren Buss of Portland, OR and Eleanor Warren Faller, (and her husband Jack Faller) of Clinton, and a number of nieces and nephews. Rich attended Foote School in New Haven and graduated 1st in his class from Westminster School in Simsbury. He followed his father’s example, attending Yale College (1959, B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa). Rich then broke with tradition to attend Yale’s rival, Harvard and graduated with an Ed.M in 1960. In Cambridge, MA, Rich met Mary-Jo. Their mutual love of choral and vocal music sealed the relationship. They worked in the Cambridge area for 7 years before he followed his passion for music back to his alma mater to work in the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings (HSR). In 1970 he was promoted to Curator of HSR. He frequently said he never wanted to retire and served 45 years right up until his illness, dying as an active, part-time employee, of Yale’s Irving S. Gilmore Music Library. All his life, he retained a fascination with cats, trains, trolleys, and electronic gadgets to the delight of his grandchildren. Rich authored many articles on sound recordings, which were published in the ARSC Journal. His independent work includes a discography on Charles Ives and credit for assistance on many others, but his proudest work was in the reissue of historical recordings. Family, friends, and professional colleagues will miss his intelligence, wit, and peaceful mien.

A memorial service will be held in Sprague Memorial Hall, College Street, New Haven at 11:00am on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Donations in lieu of flowers to Neighborhood Music School (100 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT, 06510) and Orchestra New England (PO Box 200123, New Haven, CT 06520).

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