News and stories News Music Library back up and running For the last nine months Music Library volunteers have been unpacking and re-organising the collection which had been temporarily stored in hundreds of crates spread across a number of sites. The collection, which has built up over several years includes over 1,300 pieces of orchestral and chamber music, more than 450 different works of choral music and over 2000 books of Christmas choral music. All of the music is available to loan for up to 3 months at time. Peter Sheeran, Music Library volunteer said: “We are very pleased to be properly up and running again and delighted with our new home. Everyone has worked really hard on the reorganisation of the collection, which is vast! Now we want to make sure people know about collection and make use of it. Our Christmas collection might be of particular interest at this time of year as we’ve got works by composers such as Bach, Britten. Holst, Rutter and Vaughan Williams, as well as 550 collections of carols ranging from popular items such as Mary’s Boy Child and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas to the more traditional items collected in 100 Carols for Choirs, such as Silent Night and Once in Royal David’s City.” Laura Worsfold, Severn Arts Chief Executive said: “This is a fantastic resource for choirs, schools and performing groups but not enough people know about it. We are keen to work with the Music Library to get the word out that the music is here to be borrowed and to encourage people to look at the collection for Christmas performance inspiration.” Anyone wishing to borrow from the library can browse the catalogue by visiting www.severnarts.org.uk Pieces are charged per copy/set or sheet. Collection and delivery options are available.