This display on National Drum Month recognizes percussionists’ unique sounds, which have provided rhythm and beats throughout music history. A collision of styles is found in this display, located on the third floor in the Taylor Mezzanine, exhibiting everything from jazz drumming, to the history of drumming. The display case is rhythmic and colorful, containing CD’s, books, and doumbek drum modeled after the drum styles used in 1100 BCE Babylonia and Sumer.
Saxophone fans will appreciate the National Saxophone Month display case located in the
Bailey Collection on the second floor. Filled with books and CD’s about saxophones, this display case gives examples on works that can be easily accessed through the library’s music collections.
By Donica Burdette