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Renowned composer Maurice Wright and Sandra James, computer artist, speak about their music/art installation!

Wednesday, February 10th, 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Refreshments served.
Boyer recital credit given.


Answer the question to win a $10 gift certificate!

What is SEAMUS?
Remember to cite your source for extra chances to win!

Contest Rules:

  • You can only enter once.
  • The deadline for entering is 10:00 p.m. on February 9th.
  • You must be present at the event to receive the prize!

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Scarlatti Marathon Contest!



Scarlatti Marathon!
Paley Library Lecture Hall
10:00am – 6:00pm
Refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given

Answer the question to win a $10 gift certificate!
1685 was a very good year! What three renowned classical composers were born that year?
Remember to cite your source for extra chances to win!

Contest Rules:

  • You can only enter once.
  • The deadline for entering is 10:00 p.m. on January 26th.
  • You must be present at the performance to receive the prize!

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Scarlatti Marathan!

Wednesday, January 27th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall

Why? Because there is never enough Scarlatti!

Portrait of Domenico Scarlatti

Domenico Scarlatti  1685 (same year as J.S. Bach!) – 1757

Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas, expressive and elegant, quintessentially baroque, transport the listener to a time of grace and beauty with the charm and freshness of the Spanish and Portuguese countryside. One would never guess that the composer of this gorgeous music had a difficult beginning to his career.

A Coming of Age Story

Being born into a family of musicians undoubtedly can and usually does provide many benefits, but for the young and extraordinarily talented Domenico Scarlatti, a typical father-son competition ensued.  An authoritarian father with a fragile ego, Domenico’s father, opera composer Alessandro Scarlatti, placed obstacles in the way of his own son’s career. Alessandro first sent Domenico, at age fifteen, to Naples, then to Florence, back to Naples, forcibly removed him from his positions in Naples and from Rome, and eventually sent Domenico to Venice. However, a talent like Domenico’s cannot easily be hidden.  In Venice, Domenico participated in a keyboard competition with Georg Frederic Handel. Handel proved superior on the organ, but tied with Domenico on the harpsichord. Handel said about Scarlatti  that “besides his great talents as an artist he had the sweetest temper, and the genteelest behavior,” and the two held each other in mutual esteem. While in Rome, Marquis de Fontes, Portuguese ambassador, noticed Domenico’s extraordinary talent, which later led to Scarlatti’s appointment in Lisbon as the Maestre of the Royal Chapel to Juan V.  In Lisbon, Scarlatti taught Maria Barbara, who was to become the Queen of Spain.  Scarlatti also met Carlos Seixas, and through him learned to combine Andalucian folk melodies into his music.

Flamenco, Seguidilla, Fandango!

As you listen to this music, you may find yourself tapping your toes! That’s ok! Andalucian folk music sounds a little like flamenco. Gypsies created flamenco combining Spanish, Moorish, and Jewish melodic and harmonic elements from the folk music of the Andalucian peninsula.  Melodically, Andalucian folk music uses phrygian mode but in the Moorish version, e, f, g sharp, a, b, often with a tension between the g and g-sharp. Harmonically, these folk songs often switch between major and minor keys, using the same melodies in first one, then in the other mode. Scarlatti incorporated these techniques into his music and also included dance-like passages from flamenco, bulerias, seguidilla, fandango (3/8 time), and canarios. On the humorous side, the theme for the Cat’s Fugue K30, was said to be invented from a kitten’s steps on a keyboard.


Our Artists

Joyce Lindorff

Joyce Lindorff
Professor of Early Keyboard

Charles Abramovic

Charles Abramovic,
Chair, Keyboard Studies

Clipper Erickson

Clipper Erickson,
Temple faculty

Ted Latham

Dr. Edward Latham, Professor of Music Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Scarlatti Marathon will feature performances by Temple’s world-renowned faculty including Joyce Lindorff, Charles Abramovic, Clipper Erickson and Ted Latham.  Joining the faculty will be Boyer all-star student artists on the harpsichord, piano, and guitar.


Scarlatti Marathon – A Sparkling Celebration of Music!
Come for a little, stay for a while!
Wednesday, January 27th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall
Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.
Be prepared to be dazzled!

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Contest! Answer this question about Scarlatti to win a $10 Barnes & Noble gift certificate!


Listen to Scarlatti’s music!

Domenico Scarlatti on YouTube.

Domenico Scarlatti on Naxos Music Library. (requires Temple authentication)


Find out more!

Boyd, Malcolm. Domenico Scarlatti, Master of Music. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.

“Domenico Scarlatti”. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web. 14 Jan. 2016
<http://www.britannica.com/biography/Domenico-Scarlatti>.

Kirkpatrick, Ralph. Domenico Scarlatti. Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1953.

Pagano, Roberto. Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti: Two Lives in One. Trans. Frederick Hammond. Hillsdale, N.Y.: Pendragon, 2006.

Roberto Pagano, et al. Scarlatti.Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.<http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/24708pg7>.

Sitwell, Sacheverell. A Background for Domenico Scarlatti, 1685-1757: Written for his Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970.

Vidali, Carole Franklin. Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti: a Guide to Research. New York: Garland, 1993.

Williams, Peter, ed. Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Tercentenary Essays. New York: Cambridge U. Press, 1985.


 

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Dance Celebrations Contest!

Answer this question for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate:

What is Umfundalai?

Submit your answer here to win!

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Read More!

Contest Rules:

  • You can only enter once.
  • The deadline for entering is 10:00 A.M. on December 2nd.
  • You must be present at the performance to receive the prize!

Remember!
  • Double your chances of winning by including the source of your answer.
  • Triple your chances of winning by including the source of your answer in correct citation format. (Any official format is acceptable, such as MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.)
  • Quadruple your chances of winning by doing all of the above AND your citation is from a library resource.

Good luck!

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Bach to the Future Contest!

Allen Krantz and Guitar

Beyond the Notes: Temple Library’s Award-Winning Noontime Concert Series

Presents:
The Guitar Studio of Allen Krantz

Bach to the Future: 3 Centuries of Guitar Music

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall

Answer this question for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate:

How many strings does the modern classical guitar have and to what pitches are they tuned?

Submit your answer here! 


Contest Rules:

  • You can only enter once.
  • The deadline for entering is 10:00 A.M. on November 11th.
  • You must be present at the performance to receive the prize!

Remember!
  • Double your chances of winning by including the source of your answer.
  • Triple your chances of winning by including the source of your answer in correct citation format. (Any official format is acceptable, such as MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.)
  • Quadruple your chances of winning by doing all of the above AND your citation is from a library resource.

Good luck!

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Musical Gems in a New Setting Contest!

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Beyond the Notes: Temple Library’s Award-Winning Noontime Concert Series

Presents:
Jeffrey Solow, cello
Elise Auerbach, piano

Musical Gems in a New Setting

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Noon to 1:00 P.M.
Paley Library Lecture Hall

Answer this question for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate:

What did the Nazis confiscate from Gregor Piatigorsky in 1942 that was not returned to him until 1954?

Submit your answer here! 


Contest Rules:

  • You can only enter once.
  • The deadline for entering is 10:00 A.M. on October 21st.
  • You must be present at the performance to receive the prize!

Remember!
  • Double your chances of winning by including the source of your answer.
  • Triple your chances of winning by including the source of your answer in correct citation format. (Any official format is acceptable, such as MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.)
  • Quadruple your chances of winning by doing all of the above AND your citation is from a library resource.
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Tag! You’re it! Win $50!

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Win $50 in the

Beyond the Notes Facebook Tagging Contest!


How to Win

1. Attend as many of the Beyond the Notes award-winning Library Noontime concerts as you can!
2. Check Temple Libraries’ Facebook page for concert photographs, or take a selfie at the event and submit it to Facebook or Twitter.
3. Be sure to add the hashtag #beyondthenotes
4. Tag your photo(s)! Tag as many photos of yourself at the concerts as you can! Submit as many photos as you like!
4. Go back to #1 and repeat.

At the end of the year, the person who has the most tagged photos from the Beyond the Notes series wins $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate!


 Mark your calendars with these dates!


Contest Rules:

1. The prize will be awarded at the last concert on Wednesday, April 6th.
2. Deadline to enter, 10:00 am, April 6th.
3. You must be present at the April 6th concert to win.

Have fun! Good luck!

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Answer the Question for a Chance to Win!

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Beyond the Notes: Temple Library’s Award-Winning Noontime Concert Series

Presents a free screening of

Domestic Tranquility

Film and Soundtrack by
Maurice Wright

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Noon to 1:00 P.M.
Paley Library Lecture Hall


Answer the Question for a Chance to Win a $10 Gift Certificate!


Question: What famous historic document contains the phrase “domestic tranquility”? Where does this phrase occur?
Hint: This document is important in U.S. history.


REMEMBER!

  • Double your chances of winning by including the source of your answer.
  • Triple  your chances of winning by including the source of your answer in correct citation format. (Any official format is acceptable, such as MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.)
  • Quadruple  your chances of winning by doing all of the above AND your citation is from a library resource.

Click here to submit your answer!

Good luck!


Contest Rules:

  1.  You can enter only once for each concert. (But you can enter once for every concert! There are 9 concerts!)
  2. Deadline for submission is 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 23rd.
  3.  You must be present at the performance to receive the prize!

 

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Boyer All-Stars Return to the Library!

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Welcome to the Library’s Award-Winning Noontime Concert Series – 

Beyond the Notes!

All Concerts 12-1 unless otherwise specified.
Paley Library Lecture Hall, Ground Floor
Boyer recital credit given.
Refreshments served.

photo of Maurice Wright

 

Wednesday, September 23rd
free screening of
Domestic Tranquility.
Film and music by Maurice Wright.

 

photo of Jeffrey Solow

 

Wednesday, October 21st
Musical Gems in a New Setting.
Jeffrey Solow, cellist, Elise Auerbach, piano, arrangements by Gregor Piatigorsky.

 

photo of Allen Krantz

 

Wednesday,  November 11th
Bach to the Future: 3 Centuries of Guitar Music.
Allen Krantz and his students.

 

headshot of Kariamu Welsh

 

Wednesday, December 2nd
Dance
Kariamu Welsh and her students.

 


Save the dates for Spring 2016!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Scarlatti Marathon!  All Day!  10-6!
Featuring faculty Joyce Lindorff, Charles Abramavic, Allen Krantz, and their students.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
SHHH… A quiet installation of sounding objects.
Music and art installation by Maurice Wright and Sandra James.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Dance with Projection
Merian Soto and her students.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Irish Music for Classical Piano
Charles Abramavic and his students.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Platero and I
Composed and performed by special guest artist Sandrine Erdely-Sayo, piano,  with Elzabeth Pena, narrator, and students from Temple’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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Heart and Soul: Hoagy Carmichael

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Great American Songwriter Series – John Johnson, pianist, singer, scholar

Thursday, April 16, Noon to 1:00

Paley Library Lecture Hall

Born in 1899 in Bloomington, Indiana, composer, pianist, singer Hoagland “Hoagy” Howard Carmichael combined his “home-town Hoosier” roots with his early passion for jazz to write some of the most well-known and beloved songs in America. As a young child in rural Indiana, Hoagy tagged along as his mother supplemented the family’s income by accompanying silent films on the piano at local theaters. While studying law at Indiana University, Carmichael deepened his love for jazz. Here he met and became friends with jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke, and wrote “Riverboat Shuffle” for his friend. Hoagy Carmichael finished his law degree and began practicing law in Palm Beach, Florida. But his passion for music and particularly for jazz compelled him to leave the law practice and move to New York City to pursue a songwriting career because “it was more fun”.  In New York, Carmichael began by working at a brokerage during the day while making music at night with jazz musicians such as, in addition to Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and the Dorsey brothers. Carmichael met and worked with lyricists Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, and Mitchell Parish, who wrote lyrics to Carmichael’s song “Star Dust” which became a huge hit in 1930 when recorded by Isham Jones.

To continue his musical career, Hoagy Carmichael moved to Hollywood where in the 1930s he became a staff songwriter at Paramount. For Paramount, Carmichael collaborated with lyricist Frank Loesser to write the songs “Two Sleepy People”, “Small Fry”, and  “Heart and Soul”. Carmichael’s songs evolved from the jazz idiom to a more popular style, although still retaining jazz elements. In addition to composing, Hoagy Carmichael’s fame grew as a singer and an actor. Carmichael’s film performances include Topper (1937), To Have And Have Not (1944), Johnny Angel (1945), Canyon Passage (1946), The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946),  Johnny Holiday(1949), Young Man With a Horn (1950), The Las Vegas Story (1952), Belles On Their Toes (1952), and Timberjack (1955).  In the film Canyon Passage, Carmichael performed his hit song “Ole Buttermilk Sky” (lyrics by Jack Brooks), which was nominated for an Academy Award. Carmichael said, though, that his favorite was Young Man With a Horn, which portrayed the life of his friend Bix Biederbecke. From 1959-1962 Carmichael also played the role of Jonesy in the television series Laramie.

During these immensely productive years, Hoagy Carmichael continued to write songs. He collaborated with Johnny Mercer in the hit “Skylark”, and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” which won an Academy Award for best song in 1951, sung by Bing Crosby in Here Comes the Groom. More songs by Hoagy Carmichael include “Georgia on My Mind”, “Lazybones”, “The Lamplighter’s Serenade”, “Memphis In June”, “Baltimore Oriole”, “Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief” (last four, Paul Francis Webster), “The Nearness of You” (Ned Washington), “The Old Music Master”, “How Little We Know” (Mercer),  “Ivy”, “Blue Orchids” , “I Get Along Without You Very Well”, “Hong Kong Blues”, “Kinda Lonesome” (Leo Robin, Sam Coslow), and many more.

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Songs of Hoagy Carmichael will be performed by entertainer extraordinaire John Johnson in the last of this year’s popular Noontime Concert Series, Thursday April 16, 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. in Paley Library Lecture Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the epitome of Art Deco sophistication and to hear these great songs performed by the best in the business!

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Find out more! (Items marked with * need Temple authentication.)

Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University – Hoagy Carmichael Collection. 

*By, Francis D. “Hoagy Carmichael, Gauge of a Nation’s Moods.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 58. Nov 21 1999.

*“Carmichael Hoagy.” Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Ed. Larkin, Colin. : Oxford University Press, 2006. Oxford Reference. 2009.

Carmichael, Hoagy. The Stardust Road & Sometimes I Wonder: the Autobiography of Hoagy Carmichael. New York: Da Capo Press, 1999.

Forte, Allen. The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton U. Press, 1995.

*Hasse, John Edward. “Carmichael, Hoagy.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press.

Hemming, Roy. The Melody Lingers On: the Great Songwriters and their Movie Musicals. New York: Newmarket Press, 1986.

*Kennedy, Rick. Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Records and the Rise of America’s Musical Grassroots. Bloomington: Indiana U. Press, 2014. (online – Project Muse)

*Raykoff, Ivan. “Carmichael, Hoagy (1899-1981).” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Vol. 1. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. 436-437. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Sudhalter, Richard M. Stardust Melody: the Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael. New York: Oxford U. Press, 2002.

Wilder, Alec. American Popular Song: the Great Innovators, 1900-1950. New York: Oxford U. Press, 1972.

Listen to Music by Hoagy Carmichael!

*Stardust: the Music of Hoagy Carmichael. Blue Note, 2002 (From Jazz Music Library)

*Various Artists, perf. Hoagy Carmichael: The First Of The Singer-Songwriters, CD A. Rec. 1 Aug. 2006. JSP Records, 2006. Music Online: Jazz Music Library

*Various Artists, perf. Music Of Hoagy Carmichael (Digitally Remastered). Rec. 3 Aug. 2009. Techniche Label OMP, 2009. Music Online: Jazz Music Library.

 

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