Friday, April 18, 2014

Fast Five Friday: Rock Me, Amedeus

Though it hardly seems possible, there are only three weeks left in the Spring 2014 semester. This means that our community is entering into one of its busiest times of year. So this Friday YOUR Alexandria campus is highlighting a force in our collection that can soothe, inspire, and energize our patrons: music.

The Alexandria Campus library’s music collection, while not extensive, focuses on essential works from the classical, jazz, and world music traditions with a few popular items sprinkled in.

Music in our collection can be found in two forms. Compact Discs can be found near the shelving by the stairs to the second floor. The rest of our music collection can be found in digital format through subscription databases.

Here is just a brief sample of the the types of music that can be found in the Alexandria Campus Library.

Find works by major classical composers in our disc collection.

Explore folk and traditional music from around the globe with our Putumayo compact discs.

Listen to recordings of American roots music using by utilizing the items in our physical collection.

Patrons can also use titles in our compact disc holdings to listen to standards from the American songbook.

NOVA patrons can also access all these musical genres, and more, through the Music Online database. Users who access this resource have the ability to search for and stream music by musician, genre, composer, time period, instrument, album, and language. Music Online also contains reference materials about the music and artists in its holdings, making it possible to simultaneously listen to a beautiful piece of music while learning more about the context in which it was created.

So while you are gearing up and preparing for the end of the semester, why not come to the library and check out some of the amazing music available through YOUR Alexandria library?

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