Friday, May 18, 2012

"O sing unto the Lord a new song sing unto the Lord, all the earth." Psalm 96:1

We have enjoyed Mr. Steve Knight's astounding talent on the Rushton Memorial Carillion for these many years. For more information about the Carillion, visit this Treasure Chest website describing each bell's Biblical inscription.  Just this morning, he celebrated our graduates with a beautiful concert of the following tunes:

Star Spangled Banner

Samford Alma Mater True

Amazing Grace

Alabama, Alabama

Preludio X                                                                  
         Matthias van den Gheyn, (1721–1785)

Air in F Major                                                             
         George Frederick Handel, (1685–1759)
          arr. Leen’t Hart, (1915–1992)

Selections from Johannes de Gruytters’ Beiaardboek (Antwerp, 1746)
Minuet in G Major                                     
             Johannes de Gruytters, (1709–1772)
Andante in C Major                       
              Francois Couperin, (1668–1733)
Bells of Dunkirk                                       
Gavotte et double                                
              Willem de Fesch, (1687–1761)

Andante from Sonatine No. 1                                                  
           Seth van Balkum

La Campanella for Carillon in F Major                                      
          Georges Clement

Three Sacred melodies                                         arr. Stephen Brooks Knight, (b. 1944)
All people that on earth do dwell                                     
              OLD 100TH
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee       
              Ludwig van Beethoven, (1770–1827)     
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty     
              LOBE DEN HERREN, Stralsund Gesangbuch, 1665
              harm. W. Sterndale Bennett, (1816–1875)

Mr. Knight has generously shared many of his records related to his carillion service to Samford, and we look forward to sharing more of his history with you in the future.

Thanks to Karen Rayburn for information about today's concert. Thanks to Jennifer Taylor in Special Collections for information about the Rushton Memorial Carillion.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Trial: University Press Scholarship Online

The Library is trying out a new online resource right now, the University Press Scholarship Online (login required). This collection of over 8,000 titles from nine university presses covers more than 20 different areas of study, including Society and Culture, Biology, Mathematics, and Philosophy, to name a few.

Journals in this resource are published by these leading university presses:

Please take a moment to check out this resource, see how it fits with your current research projects, then let us know what you think. 

Marliese Thomas
User Engagement Librarian