This video series, hosted by Jim Cassaro, head of the Finney Music Library and professor of music, presents materials from the library’s collections that support both undergraduate programs in music, as well as the PhD programs in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition/Theory, and Jazz Studies. Spend five minutes each month learning about the extraordinary holdings of the library and the broad range of materials that make the Finney Library a major academic research library.
Episode 1, Part 1 looks at various facsimiles of manuscripts of composer autographs, medieval music, and everything in between. The process of producing music facsimiles has improved immensely over the years. Today’s facsimiles are almost indistinguishable from the original.