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New BARD additions: June 2021

Welcome to the June roundup the Music Section’s BARD additions. This month, we added a number of choral works in braille by J.S. Bach, along with a number of Chopin nocturnes in braille for piano. We’ve also continued to add new piano instruction in audio by Bill Brown, and some new music appreciation titles in audio. So read on, and see what else is new!

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, 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 Instruction
Brown, Bill. Break Thou the Bread of Life: for piano (DBM04369)
Brown, Bill. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: for piano (DBM04370)
Brown, Bill. Crown Him with Many Crowns: for piano (DBM04371)

Music Appreciation
Does My Bow Really Need A Passport?: Travels & Travails of the Modern Musician (DBM04356)
Musicians, policy experts, and music industry professionals discuss current issues facing musicians while traveling: ivory regulations, carry-on instrument policies and artist visas.

The Stoneman Family: Old-Time Tunes of the South (DBM03984)
“In 1926 when the “Grand Ole Opry” began its broadcasts on radio station WSM, Nashville, it brought the best of the traditional singers, fiddlers, banjo pickers, jug blowers etc. to the city and back to the country folk by way of radio, and in the beginning it was all what today is called folk music.”–Publisher’s note.

Stradivari Violas at the Library of Congress (DBM04357)
Jessica Bodner, Kikuei Ikeda, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and John Montgomery discuss the Library’s two Stradivari violas, the 1690 “Tuscan-Medici” and the 1727 “Cassavetti.”

Braille

Choral
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Cantata no. 12 : Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen. Line and bar over bar formats (BRT37112)
Christ lag in Todesbanden: Cantata No. 4. Line and bar over bar formats (BRT37111)
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit: Cantata No. 106. Line and bar over bar formats (BRT37116)
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen: Cantata No. 56. Line and bar over bar formats (BRT37114)
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen: Cantata No. 51. Line and bar over bar formats (BRT37113)
Jesu, der du meine Seele: Cantata No. 78. Line and bar over bar formats (BRT37115)

Sheehan, J. Robert. Mass to Honor St. Anne. Line and bar over bar formats (BRM24002)

Instrumental
Jacob, Gordon. Trombone concerto. For trombone in single line format. Solo trombone part only (BRM24877)

Pearson, Bruce.

Tradition of Excellence: Book 1, E Alto Saxophone Comprehensive Band Method. Bar over bar and single line formats (BRM37126)
Tradition of Excellence: Book 2, E Alto Saxophone Comprehensive Band Method. Bar over bar and single line formats (BRM37127)
Tradition of Excellence: Book 1, B Tenor Saxophone Comprehensive Band Method. Bar over bar and single line formats (BRM37128)
Tradition of Excellence: Book 2, B Tenor Saxophone Comprehensive Band Method. Bar over bar and single line formats (BRM37131)

Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Concerto. For tuba in single line format. Solo tuba part only (BRM25092)

Organ
Bach, Johann Sebastian.

Choralfantasie fur orgel: uber Wo Gott der Herr Nicht bei uns halt, BWV 1128. Bar over bar format (BRT37110)
Organ Works: Volume 10 – Organ Chorales from Miscellaneous Sources. Bar over bar format (BRM37129)
Organ Works: Volume 11 – Freely Composed Organ Works: Chorale Partitas from Miscellaneous Sources. Bar over bar format (BRM37130)

Davison, Archibald T. and Carl F. Pfatteicher

The Church Organist’s Golden Treasury: Book 1 an Anthology Of Choral Preludes. Bar over bar format (BRM08538)
The Church Organist’s Golden Treasury: Book 2 An Anthology Of Choral Preludes. Bar over bar format (BRM08539)

Sheehan, J. Robert. Mass to honor St. Anne. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM24002)

Piano
Bastien, James.
Piano Literature. Volume 4, for the Early Advanced Grades. Bar over bar format (BRM31035)
Piano Lessons, Primer Level. Bar over bar format (BRM30970)

Brahms, Johannes. Waltz: (As Seen In: “Legacy Collection, Vol. 2: Late Elementary Piano Solos”). Bar over bar format (BRT37108)

Chopin, Frédéric
Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1. Bar over bar format (BRT37117)
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3. Bar over bar format (BRT37118)
Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1. Bar over bar format (BRT37119)
Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 3. Bar over bar format (BRT37120)
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1. Bar over bar format (BRT37121)
Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2. Bar over bar format (BRT37122)
Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1. Bar over bar format (BRT37123)
Nocturne in F-sharp Minor, op. 48, no. 2. Bar over bar format (BRT37124)
Nocturne in F minor, op. 55, no. 1. Bar over bar format (BRT37125)

Faber, Nancy. Adult Piano Adventures, Book 1A – Comprehensive Piano Course All-In-One Lesson Book : Solos, Technique, Theory. Bar over bar format,  (BRT37107)

Schaum, John W.
Piano Course B: The Blue Book: Grade 1 ½. Bar over bar format (BRM00424)
Piano Course C: The Purple Book: Grade 2. Bar over bar format (BRM00425)
Piano Course E: The Violet Book: Grade 3. Bar over bar format (BRM00427)
Piano Course F: The Brown Book, Grade 4. Bar over bar format (BRM00428)
Piano Course H: The Grey Book, Virtuoso. Bar over bar format. (BRM00430)

Schumann, Robert. Vienna Carnival-Scene: opus 26. Bar over bar format (BRM00455)

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich. Marche slave: op. 31. Bar over bar format (BRM00515)

Vocal
Campbell, Norman. Summer (Where Did the Summer Go To?). Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRT37109)

Ellington, Duke. Caravan. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM27688)

MacDowell, Edward. Six selected songs. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM00600)

Schubert, Franz. Hark, Hark The Lark. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM00625)

Somers, Harry. Conversation Piece. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRT37106)

Song Stories: Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915”

For this installment of “Song Stories”, we are going to explore how James Agee’s prose and Samuel Barber’s music came together for “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.”

New BARD Additions: May 2021

Greetings, music lovers! The NLS Music Section has worked hard to add a variety of talking books and braille music to BARD this month. Check out what we’ve added for your enjoyment and edification!

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives

Now that baseball season is well underway, the NLS Music Section invites you to learn more about “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Six Chansons by Paul Hindemith

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, learn more about one of the hidden gems in our collection: Paul Hindemith’s “Six Chansons.”

Joaquín and Victoria Rodrigo: An Artistic Partnership

Learn about the artistic achievements and contributions of Victoria Kamhi de Rodrigo and the lifelong collaboration she cultivated with her husband, Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: X-Z (Part 1–Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe and Mana-Zucca)

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music, and Mana-Zucca, composer, pianist, singer, and one of the most photographed women of the early 20th century.

Triumph over Tragedy: The Love Story of Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the remarkable love story of composer Joaquin Rodrigo and his wife and collaborator, Victoria Kamhi de Rodrigo.

New BARD Additions: October 2020

The NLS Music Section is proud to announce our newest additions to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) for the month of October!

Spain in Song: Rodrigo’s Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios

Joaquin Rodrigo, one of the greatest Spanish composers of the 20th century, happened to be blind. Learn about how the essence of his artistry is to be found in his vocal music and how he became a poet, philosopher, and historian of Spain through his music.