The Joyce of Piano is a new display on the second floor of the Library, near the music collection. It features one of WA’s virtuoso pianists, Eileen Joyce, including sound recordings, letters, concert programs and newspaper articles. The Eileen Joyce Studio at The University of WA was named after her – in fact, her large bequest enabled it to be built. One treasure in the display is a copy of the program of the Studio’s opening, on loan from the UWA Library.
Did you know that some of the most popular Christmas carols and songs have more than one tune? Lyrics such as Away in a manger, While shepherds watched, Joy to the world and O little town of Bethlehem have been set to music by different composers. Here at the State Library, our Song Index will help you find the sheet music to the version and the key you want. Just pop the title into the search box
and a list of the versions will present. Simply chose a title, click on the link, and have a look at the music to see if it’s the tune you are after. All our Christmas music is sitting cosily together for your convenience waiting to go to a happy home for the festive season. We’ve a great range, from O holy night to Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Come in, join and borrow today.