Use the library's online catalog to explore recordings for the Machaut and Ventadorn pieces (and many other composers, of course!) in the library's collection. Follow these steps:
1. Search the Milner Library Catalog (the main search box on the library home page)
2. Click on Advanced Search
3. Enter the composer on one line and the work title on another line, limit the Material Type to "sound recordings," click Search
For this assignment, you will need to cite your recording sources correctly according to Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.
Click here for help citing physical recordings
Let's go through the process together of locating two recordings of one of the works. One recording will be on a CD and the other will be on Naxos Music Library. You may be asked to find a score instead of a recording. We will work in pairs.
Find a teammate! Draw a slip of paper (the work you will search for) from the canister.
Enter the CD’s (or score's) information into the online catalog
Note the call number
Go get it from the shelves
Bring the item back to the classroom
Then locate a recording on Naxos Music Library.
Below are links to two playlists on Naxos Music Library. Each playlist has multiple recordings of the same work, making it easy for you to access different interpretations by different artists.
Want to listen to a CD but don't have a disc drive? You have a couple options:
The library has five external USB disc players that you can check out to play CDs. Go to the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library and ask staff for a player. Check it out with your student ID card.
Many of the library's desktop computers have built-in disc players you can use.
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