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New BARD Additions: February 2023

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This month, we’ve added a number of new piano and clarinet pieces to our braille collection, along with various other pieces for voice and choir (and another one for our tubists)! In our audio collection, we’ve added more popular songs by Bill Brown to our piano and guitar collection, along with two new lectures from the Library of Congress on Henry Threadgill and Louis Moreau Gottschalk. There’s more to enjoy this month, so keep reading to check out our other new-to-BARD books.

Please note that all materials listed below are also available to borrow by mail, not only through BARD. Please contact the Music Section to borrow talking books on digital cartridge or to borrow hard copies of braille music. Call us at 1-800-424-8567, ext. 2, or e-mail us at [email protected].

If you are new to BARD, you may find the following links helpful: Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) and BARD Access.

Talking Books

Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear

Walking In the Light (DBM04545)
This is an intermediate lesson for the Christian Rock hit “Walking in the Light” made famous by Petra.

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear

Easy On Me (DBM04550)
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate arrangement of “Easy on Me” by Adele.

Feather Theme (DBM04551)
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate piano arrangement of “Feather Theme” from the movie Forrest Gump.

I (Yiruma) (DBM04552)
Bill Brown teaches this early intermediate Yiruma piece for piano.

If I Could See You Again (DBM04553)
Bill Brown teaches an intermediate lesson on the instrumental ballad “If I Could See You Again” by Yiruma.

Joy (DBM04554)
Bill Brown teaches an all-audio intermediate piano lesson of “Joy” by Yiruma.

Legends of The Fall (DBM04555)
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate piano solo version of the theme from the movie Legends of the Fall.”

Little Star (DBM04556)
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate lesson in the style of Jim Brickman of this neo-classical arrangement of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

Music Appreciation

Concert and Conversation with Henry Threadgill (DBM04548)
The Library of Congress’s Larry Appelbaum interviews composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill about his musical upbringing in Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the story of his life-changing experience in Vietnam, his groups Air and Zooid, and his approach to composition and improvisation. The interview is followed by a rare Washington appearance from Henry Threadgill, “one of the most important living composers in and around the jazz idiom” (Nate Chinen) and a dazzling alto saxophonist and flutist with masterly improvisational skills.

Gottschalk’s Olde Souvenir Shoppe (DBM04547)
James Wintle discusses the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Braille

Piano

Dello Joio, Norman. Lyric Pieces for the Young. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM28574)

Engel, Lehman. Piano Sonata. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM33947)

Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich. Ten Children’s Pieces: Piano: Op. 27, Book 2. For piano in bar over bar format.  (BRM28575)

Kay, Ulysses. Ten Short Essays. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM28573)

Liszt, Franz. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00305)

Nelson, Marian M. Sacred Sounds: Kimball E-Z Play Music. For the Kimball electronic organ in bar over bar format. (BRM35384)

Purdy, W. T, (William Thomas). On Wisconsin. Arranged for Hammond organ in bar over bar format. (BRM33673)

Schubert, Franz. Hark! Hark! The Lark = Horch! Horch! Die Lerch: Morgenständchen. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00435)

Schumann, Robert. Blumenstück: Des-dur, Opus 19 = Flower Piece: in D-flat Major op. 19. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37749)

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich. Nutcracker Suite: Piano Solo Edition. Arranged for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00517)

Wind Instruments

Bassi, Luigi. Lament: Nocturne. For clarinet and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats.  (BRM33671)

De Bueris, John. Gavotte Caprice. For clarinet and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats.  (BRM33699)

Kuehn, David L. Toward Better Tuba Players. Contains instructional material in English contracted braille and musical examples in single line format. (BRM32507)

Stubbins, William H. Recital Literature for the Clarinet. Vol. 1: With Piano Accompaniment. For clarinet and piano in single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM28742)

Choir

Bacon, Ernst. Seven Canons. For mixed chorus. Section by section format. (BRM33669)

Rutter, John. For The Beauty of The Earth. For mixed voices, S.A.T.B., with keyboard. (BRM32641)

Vocal

Adler, Richard. Hernando’s Hideaway. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM33663)

Azevedo, Waldir. Delicado. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM33667)

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Kantate Nr. 209: Non Sa Che Sia Dolore = Was Schmerz sei und was Leiden. Arranged for soprano and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM28543)

Berlin, Irving. Always. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats.  (BRM33681)

Schumann, Robert. A Flower to Me Thou Seemest = Du Bist wie eine Blume. For voice (A-flat) and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM00637)

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