The Fenwick Music Library was founded in 1978 and is located in the east end of Fenwick Hall. The goal of the library is to support the music department curriculum and provide print and non-print music-related materials for the Holy Cross community.
Music scores, books, LPs, CDs, videotapes and laser discs are located in the Fenwick Music Library. The Music Library is equipped with all the necessary playback equipment, including compact discs players, VCRs and a laser disc player. Music Reserve materials are circulated here as are the keys to the music department practice rooms.
Particularly noteworthy are the Music Library's collections of scores and recordings of 20th-century composers, world music recordings and composer biographies. The Library's collection includes scores and recordings of the major works from the Western music repertoire. The Music Library owns many of the authoritative editions of significant composers collected works, such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.
Also of note is the Hennessey Collection of opera and vocal music recordings. This collection of approximately 1,000 CDs and 20,000 LPs was donated by Holy Cross Alumnus William E. Hennessey, M.D. '55. The CDs have been incorporated into the Music Library collection, and are specially marked. There is limited access to the LP collection. Please make arrangements with Alan Karas to access these LPs.