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Recent BARD additions-late October-November

Here are the most recent BARD additions, ranging from digital books with Keith Richards guitar riffs to a guitar lesson on the Star Spangled Banner.  The libretto to Das Rheingold is included in braille, as well as a standard text in a music major’s classroom, Music for Sight Singing, 8th edition.

Digital Talking Books

Canon in D by Pachelbel, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03711)

Elements of jazz: from Cakewalks to Fusion Bill Messenger, (DBM01546)

Für Elise, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03722)

God Bless America, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03723)

Have Thine Own Way, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03815)

The Life and Operas of Verdi, Robert Greenberg, (DBM02439)

The Open G Riffs of Keith Richards, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown (DBM03843)

Open G Tuning Chords and Scales, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03830)

The Operas of Mozart, Robert Greenberg, (DBM02437)

Red River Valley, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03737)

Shall We Gather at the River, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03837)

Si me das a elegir, Guitar by Ear (bass guitar), Bill Brown (DBM03861)

Si me das a elegir, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03838)

Sonatina in C, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03743)

Star Spangled Banner, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, DBM03840

Waltz in B minor, op.18, no. 6 by Schubert, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03751)

Braille Books


Beethoven, Ludwig van, Sonata for Piano, op. 101 (BRM00078)

Chatzidakēs, Manos, For a Little White Seashell: Preludes and Dances for the Piano, op. 1 (BRM20243) Bar over bar format.

Clark, Frances, Goss, Louise, De Leeuw, Adèle, Contemporary Piano Literature. Book 1 (BRM20030) Bar over bar format.

Dohnányi, Ernő, Essential Finger Exercises for Obtaining a Sure Piano Technique, (BRM19896) Bar over bar format.

Evans, Tolchard, Lamont, Victor, Lady of Spain, (BRM19946) Bar over bar format.

Fletcher, Stanley, Street Scenes, (BRM17821) Bar over bar format.

Nunez, Bonnell, Pixie Piano Playbook: Book I: Rote or Note Training for Earliest Beginners: Private or Class Instruction (BRM20004)

Pace, Robert, Skills and Drills: Companion Book 1 (BRM20014) Bar over bar format.

Ward, Lela Hoover, Jibbidy F and A-C-E: a First Piano Book (BRM19891)


Arne, Thomas Augustine, Organ Concerto no. 2 in G major, (BRM36631) Bar over bar format.

Vocal, choral, opera

Johnson, J. Rosamond, Lift Every Voice and Sing, chorus bass part, (BRM36627)

Johnson, J. Rosamond, Lift Every Voice and Sing, SATB choir and piano (BRM36626)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, The Magic Flute, Pamina’s part, (BRM36625)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte: an opera in two acts, vocal score outline, (BRM36624) line by line format.

Schoenberg, Arnold, Nacht from Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21, no. 8, (BRM36622) bar over bar format.

Wagner, Richard, Das Rheingold: Prologue to the Operatic Trilogy Der Ring des Nibelungen: opera in one act (BRM18814) Libretto.


 Beynon, Emily, The Art of Baroque: for Flute and Basso Continuo or Piano (BRM36630)

Deneff, Peter, Christmas Songs, Violin (BRM36637)

Hartley, Walter S,  Nocturne for Bass Clarinet and Piano (BRM36628) 

Hunt, Simon, Scaling the Heights: a Flute Workbook for the 3rd Octave, (BRM36633)

Mercadante, Saverio, Concerto in mi minore per flauto e orchestra d’archi,  (BRM36636)

Parker, Jim, The Music of Jim Parker, (BRM36632)

Reinecke, Carl, Ballade for Flute and Piano, op. 288 (BRM36634)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, Flight of the Bumble Bee, (BRM36629) arranged for flute choir by E. Monroe.

Rodgers, Richard, Hammerstein, Oscar, The Sound of Music: Violin Play-along (BRM36638)

Schubert, Franz, Streichquintett C-Dur, Opus post. 163, D 956 (String quintet in C major, op. post. 163, D 956) (BRM36623)

Vizzutti, Allen, Dynamic Dances, Graded Concert Studies, unaccompanied solo flute pieces for advanced students, (BRM36635)

Weber, Fred, First Division Band Method, Part 2, B-flat cornet (trumpet), (BRM17813)

Music Theory

Adams, Ethel, An Introduction to Musical Understanding and Musicianship (BRM19802) 7 volumes 

Morris, R. O, Ferguson, Howard, Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading, (BRM19814) 3 volumes

Ottman, Robert W, Rogers, Nancy, Music for Sight Singing, 8th edition, (BRM36639) 15 volumes

A Composer for All Seasons: Benjamin Britten

This blog is a brief look at some of Benjamin Britten’s compositions and relevant materials from the NLS Music Section.

A Community Music School for Blind and Visually Impaired Students, Part 2

Continued from last week. Part 2 My second day at the school, which was a Saturday, was spent observing private lessons and group classes. Saturday at the school is mostly reserved for the youth programs. I was eager to attend as many lessons as possible and what I saw was fascinating and memorable. I attended […]