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A Guide to Music: Recorded Music

Recorded Music

There are several ways to listen to recorded music through the Gustavus Library:

  • The Digital Sound Online collection, available via the library catalog;
  • Music Sound Recordings (LP Records), available in the Audio Visual Department on the first floor of the Library and searchable through the catalog;
  • Through streaming services provided by the Library--the Naxos Music Library and the Jazz Music Library. (Links and descriptions are found below and on the library homepage under the articles tab.)

 

The Digital Sound Online (DSO) collection consists of recordings held by the library.  Our holdings are largely classical, operatic, and jazz, but most genres including musicals, soundtracks, spoken word and sound effects are also available.  To Use: Search the library catalog by composer or piece/song title.  Results will include books, scores and recordings.  Using the limiters in the left-hand column, refine your search by selecting Digital Sound Online under "Collection."  Click on the link  labelled "Online Access."  Cover art and liner notes are included and tracks are labeled.  N.B., These recordings are available to current students and employees on campus or off campus if you log in with your Gustavus username and password.

 

The Music Sound Recordings (LP Records) collection is found on the lower level of the Library in the Audio Visual Department. To Use: Search the library catalog by composer and piece or song title. Results will include books, scores and recordings.  Using the limiters in the left-hand column, refine your search by selecting Music Sound Recordings under "Collection."    The results will give a call number of the recording beginning with the letters RD.  There are several turntables and amplifiers for listening found in the Audio-Visual Department.  The LPs may not be checked out.

 

Please note, we are in the process (long) of digitizing the Scullin Collecton.  Recordings may be found in either the DSO or the Music Sound Recordings (LP) collections.


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