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New BARD Additions: December 2022

Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section! We are very excited to share with you our latest additions to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) and wish you a wonderful new year with lots of music.

This month we added audio instruction materials that teach you how to play the congas. We also added scores of vocal music for the singers amongst us. Our violinists will be happy to learn that Vivaldi’s “Winter” is now available as well, and our pianists can download two new works by Brahms.

All of our materials on BARD are also available on digital cartridge or in hard copy as braille music. If you prefer to borrow the materials listed below through the mail, please contact the Music Section. You can call us at 1-800-424-8567, 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.

Audio

Music Appreciation

Library of Congress.

–American Folklife Center. Concert and Conversation with Kongero. Concert and conversation with Kongero, a Swedish vocal group consisting of four women who sing folksongs: Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Sofia Hultqvist Kott, and Anna Wikénius.  (DBM04544)

–Music Division. #Declassified: Rebecca Clarke and the Viola Sonata at 100. Cait Miller discussed the viola sonata of Rebecca Clarke on the 100th anniversary of its composition. Violist Katherine Murdock and pianist Audrey Andrist performed the sonata as a featured part of the event.(DBM04525)

–Music Division. Cuban and Puerto Rican Roots in Latin jazz. Roberto Fonseca joins a panel of experts, including educator, percussionist and bandleader Fran Vielma; Puerto Rican trombonist and bandleader William Cepeda; trombonist, author, and ethnomusicologist Chris Washburne; and Claudia Morales from the Library’s Music Division, in a discussion of the influences and roots of Latin jazz. (DBM04543)

Music Instruction

Brown, Bill

All I Have to Do Is Dream. For guitar, late beginner, in the style of the Everly Brothers. (DBM04531)

Blessings. For guitar, late beginner, in the style of Florida Georgia Line. (DBM04532)

Gajate-Garcia, Richie, John Fedele and others

Adventures in Rhythm: Vol. 1. Close-Up on Congas. (DBM04529)

Adventures in Rhythm: Vol. 2. Close-Up on Bongos and Timbales. (DBM04530)

Braille

Chamber Music

Boulanger, Lili. Nocturne. Flute or violin and piano. Section by section and paragraph formats. (BRM10960)

Brahms, Johannes. Quartet, C minor, for 2 violins, viola and violoncello, op. 51, no. 1. (BRT37746)

Schumann, Robert. Fairy Tales, op. 132. For clarinet (or violin), viola, and piano. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37743)

Piano

Brahms, Johannes

Fantasien Opus 116. Bar over bar format. (BRT37744)

Zwei Rhapsodien, Opus 79. Bar over bar format. (BRT37745)

Dello Joio, Norman. Piano sonata no. 3. Piano solo. Bar over bar format. (BRM24128)

Françaix, Jean. Concertino pour piano et orchestre. Arranged for 2 pianos by the composer. Bar over bar format.  (BRM30192)

Frost, Bernice. At the Piano, book three. Bar over bar format. (BRM00194)

Kenins, Talivaldis. Diversities. Twelve Studies in Contemporary Styles for Young Pianists. Bar over bar and section by section formats. (BRM36263)

Poulenc, Francis. Sonata for Piano four hands or two pianos. Section by section format. (BRM34775)

Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich. Trois morceaux pour piano, op. 49. Bar over bar format. (BRM12020)

Violin

Cui, César. Orientale: from Kaleidoscope, op. 50, no. 5. Violin and piano. (BRM21512)

Dancla, Charles. Twenty Easy Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 123. Violin part only in single line format. (BRM04969)

Elgar, Edward. Chanson de nuit op. 15, no. 1. Violin and pianoforte. Section by section and bar by bar formats. (BRM12067)

Kreisler, Fritz. Andantino: (in the style of Martini). Violin and piano. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM00854)

Vivaldi, Antonio. Winter from Four Seasons op. 8. Concerto for violin and orchestra. Arranged for violin and piano. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37739)

Wieniawski, Henri. Concerto in D minor, op. 22. Solo violin part only in single line format. (BRM24138)

Vocal

Bach, Johann Sebastian.

The End Is Come, the Pain Is Over. Air from the cantata “Sehet, wir geh’n hinauf gen Jerusalem.” Vocal score and piano accompaniment. (BRM35344)

I Seek Thee, My Life. From Sleepers Wake, a Cantata. Duet for soprano and bass. Line by line format. (BRM34991)

Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen. Dominica 19 post Trinitas, for bass voice and chamber ensemble (BRM34779)

Mark, O My Heart, Evermore Only This. For bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM35001)

Ye Happy Flock, the Sheep of Jesus. Recitative. Bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM35000)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Fidelio, Act 1 #2, Aria: O wär, ich schon mit dir vereint. Solo soprano part only. Line by line format. (BRM34689)

Handel, George Frideric. Psalm 112 [i.e. 113]: Laudate pueri Dominum. For soprano solo, small choir and orchestra. Soprano chorus part only. Line by line format. (BRM24139)

Johnson, Marlowe. A Ballery Carol: Christmas Chorus. SAB chorus and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM35290)

Livingston, Jay, and Ray Evans. Tammy. Voice and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. BRM33761

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus.

Bester Jüngling, from Der Schauspieldirektor. For soprano and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37734)

Twenty-one Concert Arias. For soprano and piano, volume 1. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM26321)

Song Stories: Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads”

Born on July 14, 1912, Woody Guthrie earned the nickname “The Dust Bowl Troubadour” with the 1940 release of “Dust Bowl Ballads.” In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the most successful album of Guthrie’s career and how it influenced a new generation of artists.

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

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.

New BARD Additions: April 2022

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

New BARD Additions: March 2022

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Celebrate Women’s Music History with the Library of Congress!

We continue our celebration of Women’s History Month with programs from the Library of Congress featuring music made by women. You can now enjoy these concerts, interviews, and lectures as NLS talking books available from the Music Section!

New BARD Additions: February 2022

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American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: H—Hazel Dickens

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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.