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New BARD Additions: January 2023

Welcome to the January listing of our new BARD additions! In our braille collection this month, we added a variety of music for piano, violin, voice, and even B-flat tuba! In the audio collection, we’ve added more popular songs by Bill Brown to our guitar and piano collections. 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

Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear

Compadre Pedro Juan (DBM04533)
Bill Brown teaches you to play this Dominican Afro Pop song.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot (DBM04534)
Bill Brown teaches you how to play this rock classic by Pat Benatar.

The House That Built Me (DBM04538)
Bill Brown teaches you how to play a fingerstyle solo arrangement of the Miranda Lambert hit.

It Must Have Been Love (DBM04535)
Bill Brown teaches you how to play this top-40 hit by Roxette.

My Heart Will Go On (DBM04536)
Bill Brown teaches you this iconic love song from the movie Titanic.

The Rose (DBM04539)
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo of Bette Midler’s classic hit.

Secreto de Amor (DBM04537)
Bill Brown teaches this Latin-pop standard by Joan Sebastian.

Unchained Melody (DBM04540)
Bill Brown teaches you a fingerstyle guitar solo of timeless ballad made famous by The Righteous Brothers.

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear

All My Life (DBM04541)
Bill Brown teaches you a piano solo based upon the hit by K-Ci and Jo Jo.

Night Train (DBM04542)
Bill Brown teaches the jazz standard “Night Train” for piano.

You Take My Breath Away (DBM04523)
Bill Brown teaches this piano solo arrangement based on the hit by Queen.

Braille

Choral
Herbert, Victor. Romany Life: Song à la Czardas: From The Fortune Teller. For SATB chorus with soprano solo and piano accompaniment in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34978)

Instructional
Heacox, Arthur Edward. Keyboard Training in Harmony: Figured Bass. For unspecified keyboard instrument in single line, bar over bar, and short form scoring formats. (BRM34989)

Music Appreciation and History
Keiler, Allan. Bernstein’s The Unanswered Question and the Problem of Musical Competence. Originally published in April, 1978, by The Musical Quarterly. In English contracted braille. (BRM33953)

Organ
Lara, Agustín. Granada: Fantasía Españole: Simplified. For organ in bar over bar format. (BRM34823)

Piano
Brahms, Johannes. Serenade Nr. 1 D-Dur, für Klavier zu vier Händen: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, for Piano Four-Hands, Op. 11. Arranged for 2 pianos in bar over bar format. (BRT37747)

De Coursey, Ralph. Holiday in Mexico. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM34850)

Gautier, Leonard. Le Secret: Intermezzo Pizzicato. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00198)

Gaynor, Jessie L. First Pedal Studies for The Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00200)
Finger Plays. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00199)

Hayes, Mark. Gospel Classics: 12 Artistic Arrangements for Worship Services, Concerts, and Recitals. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM36268)

Kasschau, Howard. Concerto in C. Arranged for 2 pianos in section by section format. (BRM34994)

Violin
Kreisler, Fritz. Rondino über ein Thema von Beethoven: Für Violine und Klavier. For violin and piano in paragraph format. (BRM26091)

Kreutzer, Rodolphe. 42 Studies. For violin in single line format. (BRT37748)

Vocal
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Fidelio: Act 1 #5, Trio: “Gut, Söhnchen, gut”. For 2 sopranos and one bass voice in line by line format. (BRM34691)

Brown, Raymond. Softly and Tenderly: Solo. For medium voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34848)

Lange, Johnny. I Asked the Lord. For voice and piano Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34847)

Wind Instruments
Anzalone, Valentine. Breeze-Easy Method 1. For clarinet in line by line format. (BRM34871)

Kopprasch, C. Sechzig ausgewählte Etüden für Tuba: Heft 1: Sixty Selected Studies for B-flat Tuba, Book 1. For Tuba in single line format. (BRM36264)

Remembering Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem, who passed away last month at the age of 99, left behind a wealth of music and literature. For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about Rorem’s life and creative works.

New BARD Additions: June 2022

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.

Schumann’s Character Pieces

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.”

Italian Songs and Arias: A Tale of Two Editions

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.

New BARD Additions: March 2022

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

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: I—Charles Ives and the Concord Sonata

As we continue our A to Z journey through the NLS Music Collection, we take a closer examination of the Piano Sonata no. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” by Charles Ives, otherwise known as the “Concord Sonata.”

New BARD Additions: December 2021

In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we bring you the latest offerings that have been added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Please enjoy this musical feast, and Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section!

New BARD Additions: August 2021

This month, the NLS Music Section has added many new materials to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), including songs by Adele, Johnny Cash, and Broadway’s Robert Lopez! There are also new piano lessons from Bill Brown and new transcriptions of the Tradition of Excellence concert band method. Read on to learn more about our latest digital offerings!

New BARD additions: June 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in June 2021 by the NLS Music Section.