Exhibit: Medieval Melodies to Mop Top Musings

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In the depths of winter, the Division of Archives and Research Collections (Mills - Lower Level) is pleased to announce our latest exhibition, assembled with discriminating taste by Renu Barrett and Alex Erasmi. It's entitled Medieval Melodies to Mop Top Musings. You may wonder what exactly that might mean, and we hope that your puzzlement will initiate a visit to our lobby area. Our subject is music in print, manuscript, tape, and disc. You can't hear the music aloud, but if you let your ears and imagination run riot, the glorious music of the spheres from different genres and times will play inwardly for you, from the strains of choral music in medieval churches to the catchy, vibrant rock tunes of John Lennon or the wistful, poetical songs of Canada's own Leonard Cohen. One of the items on display is a large reproduction of a photograph of Franz Liszt in the circle of his pupils on the occasion of his seventy-third birthday in Weimar on 22 October 1884. The photograph was recently donated to the Library by Dr. Alan Walker. The exhibition will be on view until the end of April. We look forward to seeing you in this area of the Library.