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New Musical Theater Vocal Collections

New to Chambers’ Library are four piano/vocal collections including:


  • Bright Star (info)
    • “This 2016 Broadway musical was inspired by the collaboration of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on their 2013 Grammy-winning bluegrass album Love Has Come for You. The vocal selections in this songbook include piano/vocal arrangements of 15 songs.”


  • Rock Of Ages (info)
    • “Rock of Ages tells the tale of a rock star who meets his dream girl at a Los Angeles club performance in the ’80s. This Tony Award®-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Journey, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.”


  • Waitress (info)
    • “14 songs from the Broadway musical featuring songs penned by popular singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles and arranged with vocal line and piano accompaniment.”


  • School of Rock (info)
    “A dozen piano/vocal selections from the Tony Award-nominated 2015 musical adapted from the popular 2003 silver screen production of the same name.”



  • Violet (info)
    • “features 12 vocal selections from the 2014 Broadway revival starring Sutton Foster that was nominated for a variety of Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards including Best Revival, Best Actress, and Best Actor.”




These titles will be featured in the library through the May intercession.

Jamey Aebersold Books Have Arrived!

Jamey Aebersold books have arrived at the Max Chambers Library. The first volume was published in 1967; now, nearly fifty years later, there are over 130 volumes. His play-along series is one of, if not the most recognized series of jazz play-alongs.

Aebersold is known internationally as a saxophonist and as an “authority on jazz education.” He was born in New Albany, Indiana on July 21, 1939. In 1962, he graduated with a Master-level degree in saxophone from the University of Indiana; thirty years later, Indiana awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Music. In 1989, Mr. Aebersold was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame; past inductees include Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Charlie Parker. In 2014, he became a recipient of the National Endowments for the Arts-Jazz Master award, the “nation’s highest honor in jazz.”

Of the 133 volumes published in the series, we’ve received six (6):

In addition, we have received the piano transcriptions of each volume. All volumes (except for the piano transcriptions) include a CD for play-along, but must be checked out separately in addition to the book. All will be housed in the Multimedia department of the library.

For more about Jamey Aebersold and his products, visit

New Opera Scores

June 1, 2016

We’ve received new copies of three (3) chamber operas into our score collection:

  • Pimpinone, by Telemann (1725)
  • La Vie Brève by Manuel de Falla (1914)
  • A Little Nightmare Music by Peter Schickele a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach (1983)


From Telemann’s Baroque to PDQ’s Twentieth century satirical settings, the new arrivals represent a great diversity in the world of chamber opera and opera as a whole. All are piano/vocal scores available in the Multimedia section of the Max Chambers Library.