AMEB Violin Syllabus

Pieces on the AMEB Violin Manual List are now listed on our website with direct links to our catalogue. Save some time as we have taken all the difficult catalogue searching out and done all the navigating for you. We are gradually adding other instruments to our listings which can be found here. Do let us know if you find any broken links.

AMEB Oboe Syllabus

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Pieces on the AMEB Oboe Manual Lists are now listed on our website with direct links to our catalogue. Save some time and spend it making reeds or practising rather than endlessly clicking. We have done all the navigating for you. If you are the young oboist in the photo, a member of Perth’s All-Youth Orchestra in 1945, we would love to hear from you and put a name to the face. Cor anglai-ists (!) have also been catered for. We are gradually adding other instruments to our listings which can be found here.

AMEB Flute Syllabus

State Library of Western Australia 127906PDPieces on the AMEB Flute Manual Lists are now listed on our website with direct links to our catalogue. Save some time and spend it fluting and tooting rather than endlessly clicking. We have done the navigating for you.

If you are the flautist in the above photo, we would love to hear from you and put a name to the face.

Help with finding music for AMEB piano syllabus

Finally, pieces on the AMEB piano syllabus are easier to find at the State Library. We have listed all pieces from Grade 4 upwards and linked these through to our catalogue. There are less clicks for you and you don’t have to translate the syllabus into library language. It’s all been done for you! Find the list here. More instruments will follow.

SLWA celebrates Making Music. Being Well week

Come and join us at the State Library to celebrate Making Music. Being Well Week, a national initiative promoting the links between making music and feeling good. We have Professor Jane Davidson talking to us about The Power of Music on Thursday May 19th at 12.30pm. It’s a free talk but bookings are recommended on 9427 3111. There are other ways you can celebrate with us. Come in and borrow some sheet music – take home a bunch of your favourite tunes and sing and play to your heart’s content. Come and book an hour in our Music Studio and try out that Beethoven piano sonata you’ve been meaning to have a go at. View our exhibition Images Composed which highlights music inspired by artworks. Listen to the program for the next WASO concert; Read about how to use your computer to create your own music or how to make your own musical instruments. Endless possibilities! Everyone has music in their lives in some form…enjoy it!!!

The complete history of Western music

To complement standard music history texts such as Grout’s History of Western Music, SLWA has purchased an abridged version….VERY abridged. For the time-poor amongst us, this choral arrangement for 4 voices encompasses over 6 centuries of music in just four minutes. Beethoven, Rossini, Haydn, Brahms and others feature in this fun addition to any choir’s repertoire. Be the first to borrow it and select other popular choral music from our extensive collection.

Music to your ears

The music collection on the 2nd Floor of the State Library of Western Australia

The music collection on the 2nd Floor of the State Library of Western Australia

The State Library has pleasure in rewarding its music clients by increasing the loan quota to 8 items, effective immediately. If you’re not a member of the library, please visit us in person or via the web and find out what a fantastic and unique service the State Library offers to the music lovers of the state.  We hold over 70,000 scores and pieces of sheet music, a collection of sound recordings for listening to and a reference section dedicated to this great art, including books, journals and electronic resources and databases.  Join today – it’s free, it’s easy and, like your Facebook account, is looking for new friends. Check us out now!  www.slwa.wa.gov.au 

Which shepherds watching their flocks?

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 http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/search~S8/t 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.