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New BARD Additions: March 2018

Here are the latest music material additions to BARD. If you have any questions on how to use BARD or to obtain a BARD account, please get in touch with the Music Section or your local Regional Library.

 

Digital Talking Books

The hammer dulcimer. Homespun Tapes. Read by John McCutcheon. (DBM03919)

Classic harmonica blues. A production of Smithsonian Folkways. Read by Brit Herring. (DBM03629)

Pick up the pieces (bass). In the style of George Benson. Performed and taught by Bill Brown. (DBM03916)

Traditional Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Homespun Video. Read by Bob Brozman. (DBM03918)

 

Braille books

 

Piano

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Six minuets (BRM00066, 1 vol.). For piano, bar over bar format.

Beethoven, Ludwig van; Lebert, Sigmund. Six easy variations on a Swiss song (BRM00065, 1 vol.). For piano, bar over bar format.

Chopin, Frédéric. Nocturne in C sharp minor, op. posth. (BRM36446, 1 vol.). For piano, bar over bar format.

Sarasate, Pablo de; Francescatti, Zino; Bizet, Georges. Carmen fantasy. After Bizet’s opera, op. 25 (BRM36458, 1 vol.). Piano part with violin outline.

Schoenberg, Arnold. Piano pieces. Klavierstück, op. 33a (BRM36457, 1 vol.). For piano, bar over bar format.

Schubert, Franz. Moments musicales, no. 6: op. 94 (BRM26852, 1 vol.) For piano.

 

Vocal & Choir

Berlioz, Hector. Requiem (BRM36434, 4 vols.). Chorus parts for Requiem – Grande Messe des morts by Hector Berlioz in line by line format.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Silent noon (BRM36463, 1 vol.). For low voice.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Just as the tide was flowing: from five English folk songs (BRM36462). Soprano arrangement.

Williams, Robbie. Millenium: from Robbie Williams Greatest Hits (BRM36461, 1 vol.). Piano, vocal and guitar arrangement.

Williams, Robbie. Let me entertain you: from Robbie Williams Greatest Hits (BRM36460, 1 vol.). Piano, vocal and guitar arrangement.

Williams, Robbie. Angels: from Robbie Williams Greatest Hits (BRM36459, 1 vol.). Piano, vocal and guitar arrangement.

  

Wind Instruments

Bullard, Alan. Circus skills: flute and piano  (BRM36448, 1 vol.). Eight short pieces for the flute.
Joplin, Scott; Goddard, Mark. Joplin CD showcase: flute & piano (BRM36449, 1 vol.). Flute arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Rags.

Play-along flute: selected easy pieces from Bach to Satie (BRM36455, 1 vol.). Flute excerpts from various works.

Taggart, Hilary. Rock’n’pop scales: flute: grades 1-3 (BRM36456, 1 vol.). Easy flute exercises for beginners.

Verdier, Jean-François. Cartes postales: 32 petites pièces originales et faciles en forme d’études pour flûte et piano (BRM36450, 1 vol.). 32 easy etudes for the flute.

 

String Instruments and Guitar

Carulli, Ferdinando. Étude: from La guitare enchantée, pièces très faciles 1 (BRM36452, 1 vol.). A short guitar piece for elementary level students.
De Curtis, Ernesto; De Curtis, G. B. Torna a Sorriento (BRM07367, 1 vol.). Come back to Sorriento arranged for accordion by Armando Bergo.

Lambert, Florian. Danse des îles: from La guitare enchantée, pièces très faciles 1 (BRM36451, 1 vol.). A short guitar piece for elementary level students.

Scales and arpeggios for guitar (BRM36454, 1 vol.). Guitar exercises for elementary to intermediate students.

Wright, Richard. Toy soldiers: volume 1 from Solo now, original progressive guitar solos in 3 volumes (BRM36453, 1 vol.). A short guitar solo.

Suzuki, Shinʼichi. Suzuki cello school volume 4 (BRM36447, 1 vol.). Suzuki cello method, book 4 in single line format.

 

Accordion

Kreisler, Fritz; Deiro, Pietro. Fair Rosmarin: Schön Rosmarin (BRM35353, 1 vol.). Accordion arrangement of Kreisler’s Schön Rosmarin in bar over bar format.

Sousa, John Philip; Scholl, Cliff. The Liberty Bell: march. (BRM07398, 1 vol.). Sousa’s march arranged for accordion by Clifford Scholl.

 

 

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