We welcome you to our class, Music and Power, which will explore the intersection of music and power with a variety of examples from the 19th and 20th centuries. Each of our topics is built around a musical resource from the special collections of the Yale University Library: either a manuscript or piece of printed music or a historic recording. These are complemented by historic texts and photographs, as well as contemporary recordings and videos. Were we meeting in person, we would be able to show you some of the originals, but as we are not able to do that we have focused on materials that have been digitized and placed online. We hope that someday we will have an opportunity to welcome you to the Yale Music Library, where you may arrange to see some of these resources in person.