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New BARD Additions: October 2018

This is a guest post from Hannah Noel, a West Coast native currently living in North Carolina. She is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, where she earned her MSLS and focused her studies on archival work in an arts and museum-specific context. She is interning at NLS at the Library of Congress through the HACU program this fall.

Please take a look at the new offerings in talking books and braille music that have been made available on BARD during the past month— and enjoy!

Talking Books

Braille Scores Catalog: Violin. This catalog is a guide to braille music scores for violin in the NLS collection available as of January 2018. Digital talking book. Reading time: 4 hours, 56 minutes. Read by Laura Gianarelli. (DBM03637)

Braille Books

Choral

Neidlinger, W.H. (William Harold). “The Birthday of a King.” For mixed voices in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19176)

Piano

Anderson, Leroy. “Serenata.” Piano arrangement of a popular orchestral piece, transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19203)

Ayres, Frederic. Moonlight: Op. 12, No. 2. A short piano solo by the twentieth-century American composer, Frederic Ayres. Transcribed by Patrick Janson in bar over bar format. (BRM36604)

The Open Road: A Brilliant Intermezzo for the Pianoforte. Op. 11. A virtuosic piano piece by the twentieth-century American composer Frederic Ayres. Transcribed by Kathleen Cantrell in bar over bar format. (BRM36596)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonata, Op. 28: Pastorale: for the piano. Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM32087)

Davis, Katherine. “The Little Drummer Boy.” Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19004)

Dubin, Al; Franklin, Dave. “The Anniversary Waltz.” Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19101)

Gould, Morton. “Pavanne.” Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19059)

Green, Bud. “Sentimental Journey.” Piano arrangement of a dance orchestra work. Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19142)

Haydn, Franz Joseph. Sonata No. 33: Hob. XVI: 20. Piano sonata in C minor. Transcribed by Kathleen Cantrell in bar over bar format. (BRM36594)

Sonata No. 52: Hob. XVI: 39. Piano sonata in G major. Transcribed by Kathleen Cantrell in bar over bar format. (BRM36595)

Kern, Jerome. “The Song Is You.” Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19115)

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon. “Fantasia Chromatica.” Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in bar over bar format. (BRM36602)

Williams, Hugh. “Red Sails in the Sunset.” Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM18990)

Popular Vocal

Berlin, Irving. “White Christmas.” Transcribed in bar over bar format. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM19207)

Sondheim, Stephen. “My Friends.” From Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line format. (BRM36601)

Violin

Gershwin, George. “Transcriptions for Violin from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Opera excerpts, arranged for violin and piano. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in bar over bar format. (BRM36600)

Vocal

Ayres, Frederic. Mother Goose Melodies: Eight Jingles Set to Music with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 7. Songs with piano accompaniment. Transcribed by Patrick Janson in line by line format (voice part) and bar over bar format (piano part). (BRM36607)

“Sunset Wings: Op. 8.” Song with piano accompaniment set to the poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Transcribed by Patrick Janson in line by line (voice part) and bar over bar (piano part) formats. (BRM36605)

Bach, Johann Sebastian. “O Most Holy Three in One.” Bass vocal score with piano accompaniment. Transcribed in line by line and bar over bar formats. This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM18465)

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine. “Messe de Minuit: For Four-Part Voices.” Vocal score for “Midnight Mass” by Charpentier. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in bar over bar format. (BRM36597)

Cui, Cesar

“Sozhzhjonnoje pis’mo = The Burned Letter: Op. 33, No. 4.” Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM36610)

“Kosnulas’ja cvetka = I Touched the Flower: Op. 49, No. 1.” Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM36609)

“Carskosel’skaja statuja = The Statue at Czarskoe-Selo: Op. 57, No. 17.” Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM36608)

Edwards, Jay; Kelley, Robert. The Coffee House Songbook. Transcribed in line by line format. These digital files were partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 (BRM18421)

Lehar, Franz. The Merry Widow. Operetta in three acts by Lehar. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line format. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 (BRM36606)

Messiaen, Olivier. Harawi: Chant d’Amour et de Mort. A song cycle for voice and piano. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line and bar over bar formats. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 (BRM36599)

Nevin, Ethelbert Woodbridge. “Mighty Lak A Rose.” Transcribed in line by line format (voice part) and bar over bar format (piano part). This digital file was partially proofread. To report errors, please contact the Music Section. (BRM18963)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay. Four Songs for Voice and Piano, Op. 42. Four songs by Rimsky-Korsakov, op. 42 in the original keys. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker in line by line and bar over bar formats. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 (BRM36598)

Stroope, Z. Randall. Revelation. Sacred choral work based on Revelations in the New Testament. Transcribed by Lindley L. Becker. (BRM36603)

New BARD Additions: September 2018

It’s the last week of September, and time to list some recent braille music acquisitions. You may call to request hard copies, or you may download them from the BARD site. Sorry, no recordings this week, but we hope there will be some very soon. Cello  Brahms, Johannes. Sonata No. 1, Op. 38 (BRM07814) Choral […]

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