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New BARD Additions–September 2019

During the month of September, the NLS Music Section added the following titles in audio and braille to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). There’s a little bit for everyone this month, including some flute ensemble music, a cello concerto, and of course some piano and vocal music. Enjoy these new additions!

Talking Books

Piano

O Tannenbaum (DBM03736) – This book by Bill Brown teaches O Tannenbaum in the style of Vince Guaraldi

Happy Birthday (DBM03724) – Bill Brown teaches this birthday song for piano

Blest Be The Tie That Binds (DBM03926) – Bill Brown teaches this classic hymn for the piano in 3 different styles.

Appreciation Recordings

Cullen Galyean, Bobby Harrison, and the Virginia Mountain Boys: Vol. 4 (DBM03921) – The band performs a dozen bluegrass and traditional songs in the old-time style of rural mountain music of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Braille

Cello

Romberg, Bernhard. Concerto no. 2 in D, op. 3. Cello part only. One volume in line by line format. Transcribed by SAI Braille Services Guild (BRM22004)

Choral

Berger, Jean. Minnie and Winnie. For SSA Choir. Four volumes in line by line and bar over bar formats. Transcribed by the Louis Braille Foundation for Blind Musicians (BRM21984)

Flute

Bach, Wilhelm Friedmann. Sonate für 2 Flöten und Klavier. Flute parts only. One volume in single line format. Transcribed by Golden Chord Braille Music Transcription (BRM36723)

Bart, Lionel. “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” from Oliver! Arranged for flute ensemble. One volume in single line and bar over bar format. Transcribed by Golden Chord Braille Music Transcription (BRM36722)

Bart, Lionel. “Where Is Love?” from Oliver! Arranged for flute quartet. One volume in single line and bar over bar format. Transcribed by Golden Chord Braille Music Transcription (BRM36721)

Music Theory and Composition

McHose, Allen Irvine. The Contrapuntal Harmonic Technique of the 18th Century. Fourteen volumes in contracted braille and braille music. Transcribed by the Braille Services Guild and Marico Braille Transcribers (BRM20686)

Piano

Bartók, Béla. Allegro Barbaro. One volume in section by section format. Transcribed by the Association Valentin Haüy (BRM21728)

Guinon, David Wendell. Barcarolle. One volume in bar over bar format. Transcribed by the Johanna Bureau for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (BRM21990)

Mennin, Peter. Five Piano Pieces. One volume in bar over bar format. Transcribed by the Louis Braille Foundation for Blind Musicians (BRM22018)

Violin

Mittell, Philipp, ed. Violin Classics, Book 3. For violin and piano. One volume in single line and bar over bar formats. Transcribed by the American Printing House for the Blind (BRM00868)

Various. Billboard Greatest Chart All-Stars Instrumental Solos for Strings, Level 2-3. Contains violin arrangements of hit songs from the Billboard Hot 200 lists of the past 50 years. One volume in single line format. Transcribed by Robert Dietrich for the OSCI Braille Program (BRM36797)

Vocal

Dvořák, Antonín. Zigeunermelodien, op. 55. For voice, piano accompaniment not included. One volume in line by line format. Transcribed by the Louis Braille Foundation for Blind Musicians (BRM21665)

Martini, Giovanni Battista. Plaisir d’amour. For voice in F and piano. One volume in line by line and bar over bar format. Transcribed by the American Printing House for the Blind (BRM00606)

Strauss, Richard. Selected Songs: Excerpts. For high voice, piano accompaniment not included. One volume in line by line format. Transcribed by SAI Braille Services Guild (BRM21217)

If you wish to order hard copies of any of the above materials, please contact the music section by email ([email protected]) or by phone (1-800-424-8567, ext. 2).

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