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New BARD Additions: April 2020

With this BARD update, we are excited to announce two podcast series from Smithsonian Folkways, Tapestry of the Times and Sound Sessions. We have also added more piano by ear and guitar by ear instructional titles, along with braille scores for piano, organ, and flute. If you don’t use BARD or would like to borrow a hard copy, we’ll gladly mail one to you. Contact the Music Section by phone (1-800-424-8567, option 2) or by e-mail ([email protected]).

Talking Books

Tapestry of the Times. Episode 1. A sampler of music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Mary Lou Williams, Elizabeth Cotten, blues from Warner Williams and Robert Jr. Lockwood, gospel music old and new, and international folk songs from Colombia, Cuba, Iran, and Puerto Rico. (DBM04014)

Tapestry of the Times. Episode 2. An introduction to the legendary blind bluesman Reverend Gary Davis, the harmonies of bluegrass pioneers Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, music from the Oneida Nation, and the resonant baritone voice of singer and activist Paul Robeson. Plus Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Bill Monroe, Dave Van Ronk, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, and music from Mali, Chile, and Cuba. (DBM04015)

Tapestry of the Times. Episode 3. Piano blues from Memphis Slim, marimba music from Guatemala, labor union songs, World War II anthems, Tuvan throat singing, and classic old-time tunes from Dock Boggs and Roscoe Holcomb. Plus music from Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger, the Chicano movement, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Phil Ochs, Elizabeth Cotten, and the nations of Ghana and Tajikistan. (DBM04016)

Tapestry of the Times. Episode 4. Bluegrass from the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover, railroad tunes, sea chanteys, mountain music, and old-time songs of “Rags and Riches.” Plus, Ola Belle Reed, Doc Watson, Josh White, the New Lost City Ramblers, Big Joe Williams, John Snipes, Booker T. Laury, and music from Afghanistan, the Abayudaya of Uganda, and Papua New Guinea. (DBM04017)

Classic Sounds of New Orleans: from Smithsonian Folkways. Hear the signature sounds of New Orleans including brass bands, Dixieland, ragtime, gospel, blues, and Mardi Gras Indians. (DBM03981).

Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways

Ella Jenkins: First Lady of Children’s Music. (DBM04013)

Quebe Sisters: Texas Swing Fiddle. (DBM04012)

Lead Belly. Alvin Singh (Lead Belly’s great-nephew) joins fellow-archivist Jeff Place and host Sam Litzinger to discuss the life and music of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, the vastly influential “king of the twelve-string guitar.” (DBM04011)

Sonam Dorji of Bhutan. Bhutanese musician Sonam Dorji joins Smithsonian Folkways Associate Director Atesh Sonneborn and host Sam Litzinger on the Festival grounds in a discussion about the music, people, and culture of Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon.’ (DBM04010)

Joe Hickerson. Folk singer, folklorist, archivist, and librarian, joins fellow-archivist Jeff Place and host Sam Litzinger for an animated discussion of folk music collecting and the story behind “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (DBM04009)

Oud Music. Atesh Sonneborn joins host Sam Litzinger to discuss the music of the oud. The pear-shaped stringed instrument, pronounced “ood,” appears in virtually every genre of music across a large swath of the globe, including the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe. (DBM04008)

The Silk Road. In this program, Richard Kennedy discusses the flow of ideas, culture, music, and art that crossed the mountains and deserts of Central Asia to East Asia and the Mediterranean. (DBM04007)

Jean Ritchie. Jean Ritchie is an American folk singer, songwriter, and dulcimer player from rural Kentucky who, upon moving to New York City in the 1940s, became known as the ‘Mother of Folk.’ (DBM04006)

Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger is the dean of 20th century folk singers. (DBM04005)

Paul Robeson.  An American giant of 20th century music, Paul Robeson stood tall against racism, McCarthyism, and blacklisting to proclaim the majesty of African-American culture. (DBM04004)

Dock Boggs. This Virginia miner revolutionized the banjo and influenced modern musicians from Bob Dylan to Jeff Tweedy. (DBM04003)

Bill Monroe. Known as “The Father of Bluegrass,” Bill Monroe shaped this American musical form. (DBM04002)

Woody Guthrie. Stories from Smithsonian Folkways archivist Jeff Place give new meaning to the life and music of American folk icon Woody Guthrie and his relationship with Folkways Records. (DBM04001)

Doc Watson. Focusing on the life and music of Doc Watson. (DBM04000)

Instructional, Guitar

Brown, Bill. Jelly, Jelly, Jelly Bill Brown teaches the rhythm and lead guitar parts for “Jelly, Jelly, Jelly” in the style of Pacific Gas & Electric without the use of music notation. (DBM03975)

Brown, Bill. I’m All Alone: Mystery Train Bill Brown teaches the rhythm and lead guitar parts for “I’m All Alone” in the style of Mystery Train without the use of music notation. (DBM03974)

Instructional, Piano

Brown, Bill. Prelude in F Major by Chopin opus 28 no. 23 Bill Brown teaches Chopin’s prelude in F major, opus 28, no. 23, for piano by ear without music notation. (DBM03965)

Brown, Bill. Waltz, A minor: Chopin Bill Brown teaches Chopin’s Waltz no. 19 in A minor, for piano by ear without music notation. (DBM03973)

Brown, Bill. Träumerei. Bill Brown teaches Robert Schumann’s Träumerei, op. 15, no. 7, from Scenes from Childhood or Kinderszenen, for piano by ear without music notation. (DBM03971)

Brown, Bill. The Blue Danube, Strauss Bill Brown teaches an early-intermediate level piano arrangement of Johann Strauss’s “The Blue Danube” by ear without music notation. (DBM03970)

Brown, Bill. Solfeggietto, CPE Bach. Bill Brown teaches C.P.E. Bach’s “Solfeggietto” for piano by ear, without the use of music notation. (DBM03969)

Brown, Bill. Serenade no. 4, Intermediate Bill Brown teaches an advanced piano arrangement of Franz Schubert’s “Serenade no. 4” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM03968)

Brown, Bill. Sarabande Bill Brown teaches J.S. Bach’s “Sarabande” from English Suite no. 3 in G minor, BWV 808. For piano by ear without music notation. (DBM03966)

Braille Scores and Books

Choral

Hanson, Howard. Song of Democracy for SATB chorus and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. Six volumes. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. Braille music. (BRM24150)

Sowerby, Leo. Ensemble Score of Psalm 122 for mixed voices (4 parts) and organ in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. Braille music. (BRM 23995)

Flute

Bach, J. S. Sheep May Safely Graze, for six flutes or flute choir in bar by bar (full score) and line by line (individual flute parts) formats. (BRM36744)

Bovee, Julia. Flute Scales & Arpeggios and Sight-reading. ABRSM Grades 1-5. From 2018. (BRM36741)

Bovee, Julia. Flute Scales & Arpeggios. ABRSM Grades 6-8. (BRM36742)

Fauré, Gabriel. Pièce : flûte, ou hautbois, ou violon, et piano. (BRM36735)

Grovlez, Gabriel.  Romance et Scherzo, pour flûte et piano. (BRM36737)

Johnston, Katie [editor]. Flute Sight-ReadingABRSM Grades 6-8. From 2018. (BRM36743)

Koechlin, Charles. 14 pièces pour flûte et piano. (BRM36738)

Martinu, Bohuslav. First Sonata for Flute and Piano.(BRM36739)

Piazzolla, Astor. Oblivion and Libertango. Two tangos arranged for flute, alto flute, and piano in line by line format. Piano part is not included. (BRM36740)

Voxman, Himie, Concert and Contest Collection, for C flute. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. Braille Music. (BRM36734)

Guitar

Bay, William. Mel Bay’s Deluxe Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords, 5 volumes. A guitar chord reference book that presents the chord forms in each key. Designed to aid memorization and mastery. (BRM29565)

Librettos

Mozart, W. A. Cosi fan tutte. Libretto in English contracted Braille. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM24149)

Orchestral

Addy, Mustapha Tettey. Agbekor Dance, Traditional Ewe: (from “The GCSE anthology of music”, no. 451). This extract consists of a score for bell and two drums in bar over bar format. (BRM36736)

Auric, Georges. Passport to Pimlico: The Siege of Burgundy (from “The GCSE anthology of music”, no. 42). Composer’s short 3-stave score of The Siege of Burgundy in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. Braille Music. (BRM36731)

Berlioz, Hector. Symphonie Fantastique. Full orchestral score to Symphonie Fantastique in bar by bar format. Includes original program notes by Berlioz in original French with English and German translations in contracted braille. 14 volumes. (BRM36745)

Pheloung, Barrington. Inspector Morse: Morse on the Case (from “The GCSE anthology of music”, no. 46). This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. Braille Music. (BRM36732)

Organ

Bach, J. S. Organ Works. Volume 4 of the Bärenreiter Urtext Edition. (BRM36839)

Messiaen, Olivier. Verset: Pour orgue pour la fête de la dédicace. (BRM23997)

Piano

Chopin, Frédéric. Trois Nocturnes, opus 9. Nocturnes 1-3, op. 9 for piano in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM34441)

Fauré, Gabriel. Pièces brèves (short pieces), for the piano, op. 84, no. 8, “Improvisation.” (BRM36840)

Grovlez, Gabriel. Romance et Scherzo solo flute part with piano cues in line by line format. (BRM36737)

Kreisler, Fritz. Caprice Viennois. For solo piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00284)

Liszt, Franz. Liebesträume: Nocturne 2 in E. (BRM00303)

Mozart, W. A. Concerto in D minor, k. 466, solo piano part only, for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM04966)

Mozart, W. A. Concerto in E flat major: K. 365. For two pianos and orchestra. Solo piano parts I and II for two pianos and orchestra contained in one volume, in bar over bar format. (BRM04973)

Salter, Lionel. More Romantic Pieces for the Piano: book V. For piano in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM29435)

Scriabin, Aleksandr. Vers la flamme. Poëme pour piano. Op. 72. (BRM22836)

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: P (Part 2—Puckett, Riley)

He was nicknamed the Ball Mountain Caruso. He introduced yodeling to country music recording well before Jimmie Rodgers’ blue yodel. Meet Riley Puckett, one of the brightest stars of early country music, in today’s blog post.

Song Stories: April in Paris

This week, as part of our series, “Song Stories,” learn more about the origins of the melody and lyric that lifted the spirits of the world during the Great Depression: “April in Paris.”