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New BARD Additions: November 2023

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We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are grateful for having the opportunity to serve you and excited to share some new titles available for digital download from BARD.

Among the new additions are Bill Brown play-by-ear titles for bass guitar and for piano, including “Can’t Buy Me Love” from the Beatles for bass guitar, and “Stairway to Heaven” for the piano. We also added several digital braille scores for piano, voice, violin, and wind instruments, as well as a book on piano tuning. Our singers will be delighted to find four songs by Johannes Brahms and other pieces to train their voices.

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.

Audiobooks

Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear

A Hard Day’s Night, as performed by the Beatles, for bass guitar (DBM04611)

All My Loving, as performed by the Beatles, for bass guitar (DBM04612)

All You Need Is Love, as performed by the Beatles, for bass guitar (DBM04613)

And I Love Her, as performed by the Beatles, for bass guitar (DBM04614)

Can’t Buy Me Love, as performed by the Beatles, for bass guitar (DBM04615)

Come Together, as performed by the Beatles, for bass guitar (DBM04616)

 

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear

The Prayer, as performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Advanced (DBM04599)

Stairway to Heaven, made famous by Led Zeppelin. Early Intermediate (DBM04602)

Waltz, op. 39 no. 15, as composed by Johannes Brahms. Early Intermediate (DBM04600)

Waltz op. 64, no. 2, in C-sharp minor, as composed by Frederic Chopin. Intermediate (DBM04601)

 

Braille books

Instructional

Bastien, James. Musicianship for the Older Beginner, Level 2. Instructional material in English contracted braille and musical examples for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37809)

Faust, Oliver. Theory of Piano Tuning: Containing Notes on Harmony, Acoustics, and Temperament. English contracted braille with brief musical examples in single line format. (BRM37833)

Jones, Edith M. A Child’s Training in Rhythm and Rhythmic Movement. English contracted braille. (BRM37793)

 

Choral

100 Carols for Choirs. Arranged by John Rutter and David Willcocks. Alto parts in bar over bar format. (BRM29794)

The Church Anthem Book. One Hundred Anthems. For SATB chorus and piano in vertical score and bar by bar format. (BRM23258)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Missa brevis in D für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Orgel, KV 194 (186h). In section by section format. (BRM32925)

 

Keyboard

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Toccata con Fuga in E Minor No. 1 from Four Toccatas for the Piano. In bar over bar format. (BRM12630)

Bastien, Jane Smisor.

Pre-Reading Duets. Book 1. For one piano, 4 hands, in bar over bar format. (BRM37837)

Pre-Reading Duets. Book 2. For one piano, 4 hands, in bar over bar format. (BRM37845)

The Very Young Pianist. Book 3. In bar over bar format. (BRM37815)

Debussy, Claude. La plus que lente: valse pour piano. In section by section format. (BRM28298)

Chopin, Frédéric. Scherzi. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM36827)

Frost, Bernice. Companion Series for the Piano, Book Two. In bar over bar format. (BRM00196)

Harris, Paul.

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Grade 3. In bar over bar format. (BRM37010)

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Grade 4. In bar over bar format. (BRM37011)

Improve Your Sight-Reading! Grade 5. In bar over bar format. (BRM37012)

Liszt, Franz. Consolation no. 3. For piano in section by section format. (BRM09659)

Mattingly, Jane M. On the Blue Lagoon. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00332)

Reinecke, Carl. Sonatina op. 47, no. 2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00388)

Riley, Lewis. Starting to Improvise Jazz Piano. In bar over bar format with instructional material in English contracted braille. (BRM37838)

Schubert, Franz. Ländler und Ecossaisen, op. 18, D. 145. For piano in section by section format. (BRM37839)

 

Organ

Buxtehude, Dietrich.

Erhalt uns Herr bei deinem Wort. Chorale prelude in bar over bar format. (BRM37852)

Erschienen is der herrliche Tag. Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ. Chorale prelude in bar over bar format. (BRM37851)

Nun bitten wir den heilgen Geist. Chorale prelude in bar over bar format. (BRM37850)

Couperin, François. Fugue on the Kyrie no. 13, from “Forerunners of Bach.” In bar over bar format. (BRM37853)

Handel, George Frideric. Largo from Xerxes. In bar over bar format. (BRM00774)

Harwood, Basil. Three Cathedral Preludes, op. 25, nos. 1-3. In bar over bar format. (BRM22982)

 

String Instruments

Ravel, Maurice. Pièce en forme de habanera. For violin and piano in section by section format. (BRM37840)

Sevcik, Otakar. Shifting the Position and Preparatory Scale Studies, op. 8. For violin in paragraph format. (BRM37813)

 

Vocal

Barber, Samuel. Dover Beach, op. 3. For medium voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. (DBM37854)

Brahms, Johannes.

Four Serious Songs = Vier ernste Gesaenge, op. 121. For medium voice and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01169)

The Hunter, op. 95 no. 4. For medium voice (F) and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01142)

In Summer Fields, op. 86, no. 2. For voice (A-flat) and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01136)

Komm’ bald. For voice (G) and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01137)

Minnelied. For voice (B flat) and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01138)

Mondnacht = Moonlight. For voice (E flat) and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01140)

O kuehler Wald = O Forest Cool. For voice in A-flat and piano, in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM01143)

Head, Michael. Money, O! For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM26129)

Northcote, Sydney. Contralto Songs. For alto voice in line by line format with instructional material in contracted braille. (BRM37768)

Yon, Pietro. Gesu Bambino. Pastorale. For high voice and piano in section by section and bar over bar format. (BRM20587)

 

Wind Instruments

Clarke, Herbert. Characteristic Studies for the Cornet. Third Series. A collection of studies and solos for the cornet in single line format. (BRM36901)

O’Reilly, John. Accent on Achievement: Book 1. For Flute. A comprehensive band method that develops creativity and musicianship. In single line format. (BRT37816)

Riley, Lewis. Recorder Pieces from the 12th to the 20th Century, No. 7-12. Edited by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst. For 2-4 recorders in bar over bar format. (BRM37826)

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