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New BARD Additions – October 2022

Welcome to the October listing of our new BARD additions! In our braille collection this month, we added a bevy of Beethoven piano variations for you to download and enjoy, along with books on learning the blues in all 12 keys and a songbook of the classic tunes from “Sesame Street” that you probably remember from your childhood. In the audio collection, we’ve added three instructional courses on popular tunes for the piano. 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

Piano
Day by Day: For Intermediate Piano Solo: In the Style of “Godspell.” “This 70’s hit from Godspell is fun and easy to learn in this “by ear” lesson.” (DBM04462)

Do You?: For Early Intermediate Piano: In the Style of Yiruma. “In this all-audio lesson you will learn ‘Do You’ by Yiruma completely ‘By Ear’ without the use of music, print or video.” (DBM04505)

Crazy: For Intermediate Piano Solo: In the Style of Floyd Cramer. “In this All-Audio lesson you will learn a piano arrangement of ‘Crazy’ in the style of Floyd Cramer. Every finger and note is described as well as any unusual technique or fingering.” (DBM04504)

Braille 

Choral
Greene, Maurice. Thou Visitest The Earth: Psalm 65, Vv. 9, 12 ; Anthem for Tenor Solo (Or Trebles), Chorus and Organ. Anthem for tenor solo (or trebles), chorus and organ in bar over bar format.  (BRM24112)

Marshall, Jane M. Awake, My Heart: For S.A.T.B. with Piano Accompaniment. For S.A.T.B. with piano accompaniment in open score and bar over bar formats. (BRM24006)

Martin, John. A Royal Child: Carol for Voices in Unison. For unison voices and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM01719)

Smith, Eric Arthur. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. For unison voices in bar by bar format. (BRM01721)

Stravinsky, Igor. Symphony of Psalms. For SATB chorus and orchestra in line by line format. (BRM22803)

Williams, David McK. The King’s Highway: Anthem for Mixed Voices. For mixed voices. Ensemble score and organ score in bar over bar format.  (BRM24113)

Guitar
Henze, Hans Werner. Drei Tentos. For guitar in single line format. (BRM34830)

Scarlatti, Domenico. Sonata, E minor. Transcribed for guitar by Andrés Segovia. Single line format. (BRM34827)

Weber, Laura. Folk Guitar Series III, Lessons 27-39. For guitar in single line and section by section format. (BRM34782)

Libretti
Menotti, Gian Carlo. The Medium: Tragedy in Two Acts. In English contracted braille. (BRM26387).

Saint-Saëns, Camille. Samson and Delilah: Opera in Three Acts. In English contracted braille. (BRM26387)

Music Instruction
Aebersold, Jamey. Blues in All Keys: For All Instruments. Single line format with chord symbols. Includes lead sheets for treble clef, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments. (BRM37725)

Organ
Wildman, Arthur Wesley. Belwin Organ Course: Book One. Volume 1 contains instructional material in English contracted braille and musical examples in bar over bar format. Volume 2 is the Belwin Organ Chart in English contracted braille. (BRM22434)

Piano
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Jesus bleibet meine Freude: Chorale: From Cantata No. 147: Piano I. Arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands, by Elizabeth Gest. This file contains the Piano 1 part only. Bar over bar format. (BRM35370)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. 10 Variation[s] WoO 73: Volume I. Ten variations on the duet “La stessa, la stessissima” from the opera “Falstaff” by Antonio Salieri. For piano in bar over bar format. Preface in English.  (BRT37718)

Brahms, Johannes. Konzert d-Moll für Klavier und Orchester: Concerto in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 15. Arranged for 2 pianos, with the solo part (piano I). Bar over bar format. (BRT37713)

Gray, Jerry. A String of Pearls: From Showcase For Piano, v2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM34811)

Harris, Gail. Very Important Person. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22802)

Saint-Saëns, Camille. Danse Macabre: Poème Symphonique d’après une Poésie de Henri Cazalis: Op. 40. Arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands, in bar over bar format. (BRM29498)

Schmidt, Harvey. Try to Remember: From Showcase for Piano, V2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM34810)

Streabbog, L. (Louis). Twelve Easy and Melodious Studies, op. 64. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM30275)

Vocal – Popular
Jarre, Maurice. Somewhere My Love: (Lara’s Theme from “Doctor Zhivago”). Arranged for voice and organ in bar over bar format. (BRM34836)

Niles, John Jacob. Go ‘Way from My Window: Voice, Medium or High. For voice and piano in line by line format. Vocal part only. (BRM22801)

Raposo, Joe. Sesame Street Songbook. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM33903)

Wonder, Stevie. Happy Birthday. For voice and piano with chord symbols in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM30706)

Vocal
Bach, Johann Sebastian. “Despisest Thou the Riches of His Goodness?” For bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. From the cantata “”Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben.” (BRM35345)

Carmichael, Ralph. The Savior Is Waiting. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM33919)

Lehár, Franz. Serenade, Farewell My Beloved. For high voice and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01720)

Praetorius, Michael. Lo, How A Rose: Christmas Carols: 16th Century Melody. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM23510)

Wind Instruments
Gart, John. Poeme. For accordion solo in bar over bar format. (BRM22810)

Kinyon, John. Breeze Easy Recital Pieces for Trombone or Baritone. Line by line format. (BRM36274)

Song Stories: Just the Facts!

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the legal drama surrounding one of the most recognizable musical themes in television history, “Dragnet.”

Before Selena: Lydia Mendoza and More Queens of Tejano Music

The Library of Congress recently inducted the 1997 film Selena into the National Film Registry. In today’s post, learn about the women who were Queens of Tejano music before Selena’s all-too-brief reign.

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring and Celebrating Our Diversity

With talking books from the NLS Music Section, you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at any time of year! Check out the new music appreciation books and music lessons we have to offer!

New BARD Additions: September 2020

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