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What’s New on BARD

Let’s look at some new additions to BARD. Next to our most recent music appreciation catalog, we have added flavors from Norway (Grieg), Italy (Pergolesi), Poland (Chopin), France (Ravel and Debussy), and the US (Carole King). There’s more to come, so please keep checking by exploring the link Music Collection and then clicking on Recently Added Music Books, Scores, and Magazines on BARD.

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Music appreciation audio catalog: a guide to the NLS collection (DBM03864)

Our new annotated NLS guide to music appreciation recordings is now available for download. It is divided into 18 sections and includes the topics: learning to listen, biography (largest section), history periods from Renaissance to the modern times, instruments, rehearsals, forms and analysis, master classes, special topics including folk music, holiday and seasonal music, jazz, nostalgia, opera, patriotic music, sacred, gospel and music and the human experience. Reading time of this catalog is 5 hours, 59 minutes.


Grieg, Evdard: Peer Gynt suite, op. 46 (BRM19835)

This is an arrangement for small orchestra in section by section format of Edvard Grieg’s famous suite he wrote as incidental music to Henrik Ibsen’s play of the same title. This is the Peer Gynt suite no. 1 with the 4 movements: Morning Mood (Morgenstemning) in E major, The Death of Åse (Åses død) in B minor, Anitra’s Dance (Anitras dans) in A minor and In the Hall of the Mountain King (I Dovregubbens hall) in B minor.

Musical notation of Peer Gynt's "In the Hall of the Mountain King." Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mountain_King_theme.PNG

Peer Gynt – In the Hall of the Mountain King.




Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista: Nina: song for bass in D minor (BRM15973)

This beautiful song is attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736). It has been highly popular since the 1750s. This version is for bass voice with piano accompaniment in line by line and bar over bar formats.

Chopin, Frédéric: Polonaise op. 26, no. 2 for the pianoforte (BRM00134)

The Polonaise op. 26, no. 2 is in E-flat minor for piano. It is in bar over bar format.

Chopin, Frédéric: Waltz, op. 64, no. 1 for piano duo (BRM04811)

This D-flat major waltz is for piano duo. It is in paragraph format.

Chopin, Frédéric: Nocturne, op. 9, no. 2 in E flat (BRM00132)

This Nocturne, or night piece, by Chopin is in bar over bar format

Chopin, Frédéric: Mazurka: op. 7, no. 1 (BRM00129)

This Mazurka, a Polish folk dance is in B-flat major. It is in bar over bar format.

Debussy, Claude: Golliwogg’s cake-walk: transcription for two pianos and four hands (BRM04809)

This version of Debussy’s Golliwogg’s cake-walk is for two pianos. Two volumes in paragraph


Ravel Maurice: Ma mère l’oye (BRM04807)

This version of Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose suite is for piano, four hands in bar over bar format. It comes in 2 volumes.

Carole King: deluxe anthology (BRM36388)

This 3 volume deluxe anthology of Carole King contains many songs to choose from, for example: Sweet seasons — Hey, girl – You light up my life — Chicken soup with rice — Will you love me tomorrow — Crying in the rain — Beautiful — You’re the one who knows — Time gone by — Too much rain — So many ways — The LOCO-MOTION — Dancin’ with tears in my eyes — God only knows — Hard rock café — Come down easy — Hi-de-ho (that old sweet roll) — You make me feel like a natural woman — So far away — … and many more.

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