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New BARD Additions: February 2024

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Greetings from the NLS Music Section! We proudly present our latest additions to BARD (Braille Audio Reading Download), which are ready to be downloaded and enjoyed on your smartphone, computer, or tablet!

This month, we have acquired more audio lessons on guitar from Bill Brown, including “Christmas in Dixie” by Alabama and “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles. If you are seeking out newly acquired braille music, we have also added “Simply Latin: Five Characteristic Pieces for Solo Guitar” by Vincent Lindsey-Clark, and a newly digitized transcription of “Multi-Key Reading” for piano by Jane Bastien.

All materials listed below are also available to borrow by mail, as well as being downloadable through BARD. Please contact the Music Section to borrow talking books on digital cartridge or to check out embossed copies of braille music. Please call us at 1-800-424-8567, ext. 2, or e-mail us at [email protected], and we will be happy to assist you!

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


Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear

All My Loving, as performed by the Beatles. (DBM04636)

And I Love Her, as performed by the Beatles. (DBM04637)

Baby It’s You, as performed by the Beatles. (DBM04638)

Beautiful Dreamer, as composed by Stephen Foster (DBM04639)

Can’t Buy Me Love, as performed by the Beatles. (DBM04640)

Christmas in Dixie, as performed by Alabama (DBM04641)

Country Roads, as performed by Chet Atkins (DBM04642)

Day Tripper, as performed by the Beatles. (DBM04643)

Desperado, as performed by the Eagles. (DBM04644)

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear

Noelle’s Theme, as composed by Michael LeGrand for the Motion Picture “The Other Side of Midnight.” (DBM04630)

Braille Books


Bastien, Jane. Multi-Key Reading. “This versatile book provides an excellent review of multi-key materials for assignment at the beginning of the second year of lessons. Contains a combination of original compositions and folk tune arrangements in all major keys, and some minor keys. This book combined with Magic Finger Technique Book 1, is ideal as an introduction to multi-key reading for transfer students!”–Publisher’s note. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37883)

Fox, Andrew. Music Theory Handbook. Musical examples in bar over bar format. (BRM37888)

Schaum, John. Arpeggios and Pieces in All Keys, Book II. Bar over bar format. (BRM32161)

Thompson, John. Easiest Piano Course, Part One. Bar over bar format. (BRM37890)


Beethoven, Ludwig van. Quintet for piano and winds, op. 16. This transcription contains the oboe part only in single line format. (BRM37882)


Herfurth, C. Paul. A Tune a Day: Book 1. “These are the original editions of the ever-popular instruction books for various instruments by C. Paul Herfurth. The books are packed full of lessons, illustrations, fingering charts, daily practice records, test questions, and manuscript paper for homework. Perfect for use in group lessons, school classes, or for individual lessons.”–Publisher’s note. Single line and line by line format. (BRM37893)

Lindsey-Clark, Vincent. Simply Latin: Five Characteristic Pieces for Solo Guitar. Single line format. (BRM37886)

____ Simply Swing: Five Easy Jazz Pieces for Solo Guitar. Single line format. (BRM37887)


Lanning, Jerry. Making the Grade: Easy Popular Pieces for Young Pianists, Prepatory grade. Bar over bar format. (BRM37892)

Mozart, W. A. Concerto in C major for Piano and Orchestra, no. 13, KV 415. Arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands. Accompaniment arranged for second piano. Bar over bar format. (BRT37891)

____ Sonata no. 5 in F major, K. 547a. Section by section format. (BRM37884)

Nevin, Ethelbert Woodbridge. A Day in Venice. Bar over bar format. (BRM00353)

____ Laughing Fingers. Bar over bar format. (BRM00354)

____ Narcissus, op. 13, no. 4. Bar over bar format. (BRM00355)

Risher, Anna Priscilla. Song of the Drum. Bar over bar format. (BRM00394)

Rowley, Alec. Miniature Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. This file includes the solo piano part only in bar over bar format. (BRM37889)

Schaum, John. Album of Hymns. Bar over bar format. (BRM32159)

____ Arpeggios and Pieces in All Keys, Book 1. Bar over bar format. (BRM00421)


Greenblatt, Deborah. Hungarian Fiddle Tunes for Two Violins. Single line format. (BRM37880)


Bacharach, Burt. The Look of Love. Lyrics by Hal David. This transcription contains the lyrics with vocal melodic outline in line by line format. (BRM37881)

Bizet, Georges. Habanera from “Carmen.” For solo voice, mixed chorus, and piano in section by section format. (BRM25583)

Handel, G.F. Care Selve. From the opera “Atlanta.” For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM00582)

____ Ombra mai fu. From the opera “Xerxes.” For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. Soprano version in G and mezzo-soprano version in E-flat. (BRM00584)

____ O Sleep, Why Dost thou Leave me? For voice and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00585)

Humperdinck, Engelbert. Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel.” For three-part chorus of women’s voices (SSA). Line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM00707)

Wind Instruments

Lighthouse Music School. Clarinet Pieces. A collection of famous melodies arranged for clarinet and piano. This transcription includes the clarinet part only in single line format. (BRM37885)

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