This past year in the Music Library has been great. However, all great things must come to and end. Since classes and finals are all over (FINALLY!) the Herklotz Music Library will be closing for the summer. If you need to use the facilities, you can make an appointment with Assistant Instruction Librarian/Music Subject Specialist, Annette Young (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Music Library will reopen when classes reconvene in the fall. Until then, we'll see you at the beach!
It has been entirely too long since we've heard from The Strokes. After a five year hiatus, the newest album 'Angles' has finally dropped and it certainly delivers. It captures the band's original style we loved on their first albums, yet it still remains fresh with a healthy dose of 80's and occasionally a hint of reggae. Since lead singer Julian Casablanca was not present during most of the recording sessions, Angles provides a chance to hear more creative influence from the rest of the band, (Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond, Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti), then on previous albums. The first single of the album "Under the Cover of Darkness" is really a fun one- its catchy and upbeat with a bit edge that we expect from the Strokes. The only down side to the album is that it is a wee bit short, clocking in around only 30 minutes But really why draw out an album with filler songs? Instead each track on Angles has a purpose; the album chooses quality over quantity. And quality they provide: this is an album that lives up to the name of The Strokes. Definitely a winner!
The Herklotz Music Library is a branch library serving Oxy students, faculty, and staff. It houses over 6000 scores and music reference materials, as well as 7000 sound recordings, and around 300 music-related video recordings. In addition, the Music Library has a reserve collection supporting music courses and any others that deal with music. Reference and research assistance are available from the Assistant Instruction Librarian / Music Subject Specialist, Annette Young, or at the Music Library Circulation desk.
The Music Library is home to several special collections, including a large portion of the Nelson Eddy Collection, as well as recordings of the Music Department's recitals and concerts.