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New BARD Additions: April 2021

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Warmer weather is here, and most people I know are happy about that.  Here are the latest additions of NLS Music titles on BARD. 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

Acadian Music from Prince Edward Island ; Concert and Oral History. Winick, Stephen. Vishtèn:  The band Vishtèn paid homage to their traditions and to the historic and strong musical connections on their island Acadian communities. (DBM04344)

Braille Music Reading: Audio Tracks for Exercises.  Rozen, Ruth; Tutaj, Mike; Hadley School for the Blind. Instructional. This talking book contains audio illustrations of the braille music reading exercises found throughout the course so that learners can hear the rhythms and pitches as they learn to read music in braille. (DBM04340)

Cowboy Ballads. Folkways Records.  While the open unfenced range has become a rarity, there are still vast ranches in the west, and on these ranches the life of the cowboy still approximates that of the older days, so the cowboy ballad is still very much alive. (DBM04144)

Flory Jagoda: Concert and Oral History. Bass, Howard; Jagoda, Flory. A concert and tribute to Sephardic singer and composer Flory Jagoda. Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting. (DBM04346)

Genre Division & Canonical Unity in the World of Heavy Metal Music. Wintle, James. James Wintle unravels the complex web of stylistic threads that have permeated heavy metal music since the raucous tri-tone progression of the song “Black Sabbath” signaled its birth in 1970. (DBM04348)

Harry T. Burleigh: from the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance. Snyder, Jean E.  Author and ethnomusicologist Jean E. Snyder discusses Harry T. Burleigh’s leading role in American music and culture during the 20th century, through his work as a composer, arranger and performer.  (DBM04350)

Hindemith’s Musical Responses to WWI. Brown, Nicholas.  Nick Brown discusses German composer Paul Hindemith, who translated his reflections into poignant musical compositions that address many of the themes that pervade all types of global conflict, including death and loss of innocence. (DBM04349)

In the Workshop of Lerner & Loewe. McHugh, Dominic.  Musicologist Dominic McHugh lectures on archival sources for the genesis of “My Fair Lady” held in the collections of the Library of Congress. (DBM04347)

Jelly Roll Morton in Washington. Szwed, John; Winick, Stephen.  John Szwed and Stephen Winick discuss Jelly Roll Morton and his work in Washington, D.C., including new information about Morton found at the Library of Congress.  (DBM04351)

Lone Piñon: Acoustic Conjunto from northern New Mexico. Stefano, Michelle L.  Concert and oral history interview with Lone Piñon ; interview conducted by Michelle Stefano. Both events took place on August 1, 2018. (DBM04345)

Matthew Whitaker Concert and Interview. Keninger, Karen, Hayden, Carla, Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.  A virtual interview and concert commemorating the 90th anniversary of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) in the Library of Congress featuring stellar jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker and his quartet, including Marcos Robinson on guitar, Karim Hutton on bass and Isaiah Johnson on drums. (DBM04355)

Sidney Robertson Cowell and the WPA California Folk Music Project. Kerst, Catherine Hiebert.  Catherine Hiebert Kerst discusses how, as a young woman of 35, Sidney Robertson proposed, organized and directed a California Work Projects Administration project designed to survey musical traditions from a wide range of English-speaking and immigrant communities in Northern California. (DBM04354)

Braille books


Hindemith, Paul. “A Swan” from “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith for unaccompanied SATB chorus in line by line format. 4 volumes. (BRM04435)


Bach, Johann Sebastian. Three Chorales. Nun ruhen alle Walder, Wachet auf, O Gott, du frommer Gott, Full score for Three Chorales by J.S. Bach arranged for brass quintet in bar over bar format. (BRM23160)

Friedland, Ed. Hal Leonard Bass Method Complete Edition. 4 volumes. (BRM37022)

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson.  Poem for Flute and Orchestra, arranged for flute and piano. (BRM23094)

Johnson, Clair W. Caprice in G minor: brass quartet. Caprice for brass quartet (two cornets, trombone or horn, and baritone or trombone) Score only. Individual parts not included. (BRM23161)

Jones, Edward Huws. The American Fiddler: Old-time, Bluegrass, Cajun and Texas style fiddle tunes of the USA. For violin. (BRM37047)

Mascagni, Pietro. Cathedral Scene and Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana for brass sextet. Open score format. (BRM23174)


Bach, J.S. Organ Works, Volume 7: Six Sonatas and Various Individual Pieces. For organ in bar over bar format. BWV 525-530, 583, 582, 589, 588, 590, and 572. (BRM37059)

Howells, Herbert. Saraband for the Morning of Easter: no. 2 of Six Pieces for the Organ. (BRM02721)

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid. O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwert & O Gott, du frommer Gott: nos. 42, 43 choral-improvisationen. (BRM02417).


Bastien, James W. Sight Reading, Level 2. (BRM28364)

Bastien, James W. Sight reading. Level 3. (BRM30944)

Bastien, Jane Smisor. Bastien Piano Basics. Level 2. 5 volumes. (BRM32961)

Bastien, Jane Smisor. Duets for Fun,  Book 1.  4 hands, one piano. (BRM28910)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Contra-dances for the piano. (BRM26417)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonate no.7 , op. 10, no. 3 in D major. (BRM29801)

Beethoven, Ludwig van.  Sonate no. 13, op. 27, number 1 in E flat major: Quasi una fantasia. From “Klaviersonaten” (BRM29807)

Levine, Mark; Allan, Larry. The Jazz Piano Book.  5 volumes. Presents information a student of jazz piano needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. (BRM37020)

Liszt, Franz. Concerto in A major for Piano and Orchestra no. 2. 2 volumes. (BRM37021)

Sibelius, Jean. Kuolema, Valse Triste. Arranged for pianoforte solo, op. 44. Bar over bar format. (BRM00468)

Siegmeister, Elie. The Children’s Day. (BRM22917)

Tcherepnin, Alexander. Expressions, 10 pieces for piano, op. 81. Bar-over-bar format. (BRM23372)

Tcherepnin, Alexander. Four pieces from before: for piano. (BRM23373)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Fantasia on Greensleeves. 2 volumes.  Arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands. (BRM29148).


Bach, Johann Sebastian. O Blessed Rest, Thou Giv’st True Happiness from Kantate 170 by J. S. Bach, arranged for alto voice and piano. (BRM23157)

MacDowell, Edward. Six Selected Songs for High Voice and Piano. (BRM00599)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. But the Lord is Mindful of his Own: recitative and arioso, alto solo, from St. Paul.  (BRM00608)

Mozart, W. A. Lord, We Pray Thee.  Arranged for voice and piano from Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore” (K. 339). Section by section (voice) and bar over bar (piano) formats. (BRM00611)


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