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New BARD Additions: June 2022

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in June 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

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Schumann’s Character Pieces

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes Blog post, our Braille Music Specialist Timothy Jones discusses Robert Schumann and one of his sets of Character Pieces for piano, "Scenes from Childhood."

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Italian Songs and Arias: A Tale of Two Editions

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

The Italian Songs and Arias compiled by Alessandro Parisotti are perennially popular, and the Alfred edition is now available in braille from the NLS Music Section. But the older Schirmer edition still has much to offer. Learn about these two editions as well as the large-print and audio resources we have to help you practice this standard vocal repertoire.

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Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: The Life and Music of Muddy Waters

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, our "Hidden Gems" series takes us to the Mississippi Delta as we learn about the life and music of Muddy Waters.

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New BARD Additions: May 2022

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in May 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

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Song Stories: Just the Facts!

Posted by: Library of Congress

On May 12, 2022, NLS Music Notes published a blog post highlighting materials from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) Music Section’s collections related to the Dragnet theme’s controversy involving composers Miklós Rózsa and Walter Schumann. Although we are proud to enhance discoverability of the NLS collections, the blog post …