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Recent BARD additions-late October-November

Here are the most recent BARD additions, ranging from digital books with Keith Richards guitar riffs to a guitar lesson on the Star Spangled Banner.  The libretto to Das Rheingold is included in braille, as well as a standard text in a music major’s classroom, Music for Sight Singing, 8th edition.

Digital Talking Books

Canon in D by Pachelbel, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03711)

Elements of jazz: from Cakewalks to Fusion Bill Messenger, (DBM01546)

Für Elise, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03722)

God Bless America, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03723)

Have Thine Own Way, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03815)

The Life and Operas of Verdi, Robert Greenberg, (DBM02439)

The Open G Riffs of Keith Richards, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown (DBM03843)

Open G Tuning Chords and Scales, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03830)

The Operas of Mozart, Robert Greenberg, (DBM02437)

Red River Valley, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03737)

Shall We Gather at the River, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03837)

Si me das a elegir, Guitar by Ear (bass guitar), Bill Brown (DBM03861)

Si me das a elegir, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03838)

Sonatina in C, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03743)

Star Spangled Banner, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, DBM03840

Waltz in B minor, op.18, no. 6 by Schubert, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03751)

Braille Books

Piano

Beethoven, Ludwig van, Sonata for Piano, op. 101 (BRM00078)

Chatzidakēs, Manos, For a Little White Seashell: Preludes and Dances for the Piano, op. 1 (BRM20243) Bar over bar format.

Clark, Frances, Goss, Louise, De Leeuw, Adèle, Contemporary Piano Literature. Book 1 (BRM20030) Bar over bar format.

Dohnányi, Ernő, Essential Finger Exercises for Obtaining a Sure Piano Technique, (BRM19896) Bar over bar format.

Evans, Tolchard, Lamont, Victor, Lady of Spain, (BRM19946) Bar over bar format.

Fletcher, Stanley, Street Scenes, (BRM17821) Bar over bar format.

Nunez, Bonnell, Pixie Piano Playbook: Book I: Rote or Note Training for Earliest Beginners: Private or Class Instruction (BRM20004)

Pace, Robert, Skills and Drills: Companion Book 1 (BRM20014) Bar over bar format.

Ward, Lela Hoover, Jibbidy F and A-C-E: a First Piano Book (BRM19891)

Organ

Arne, Thomas Augustine, Organ Concerto no. 2 in G major, (BRM36631) Bar over bar format.

Vocal, choral, opera

Johnson, J. Rosamond, Lift Every Voice and Sing, chorus bass part, (BRM36627)

Johnson, J. Rosamond, Lift Every Voice and Sing, SATB choir and piano (BRM36626)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, The Magic Flute, Pamina’s part, (BRM36625)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte: an opera in two acts, vocal score outline, (BRM36624) line by line format.

Schoenberg, Arnold, Nacht from Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21, no. 8, (BRM36622) bar over bar format.

Wagner, Richard, Das Rheingold: Prologue to the Operatic Trilogy Der Ring des Nibelungen: opera in one act (BRM18814) Libretto.

Instrumental

 Beynon, Emily, The Art of Baroque: for Flute and Basso Continuo or Piano (BRM36630)

Deneff, Peter, Christmas Songs, Violin (BRM36637)

Hartley, Walter S,  Nocturne for Bass Clarinet and Piano (BRM36628) 

Hunt, Simon, Scaling the Heights: a Flute Workbook for the 3rd Octave, (BRM36633)

Mercadante, Saverio, Concerto in mi minore per flauto e orchestra d’archi,  (BRM36636)

Parker, Jim, The Music of Jim Parker, (BRM36632)

Reinecke, Carl, Ballade for Flute and Piano, op. 288 (BRM36634)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, Flight of the Bumble Bee, (BRM36629) arranged for flute choir by E. Monroe.

Rodgers, Richard, Hammerstein, Oscar, The Sound of Music: Violin Play-along (BRM36638)

Schubert, Franz, Streichquintett C-Dur, Opus post. 163, D 956 (String quintet in C major, op. post. 163, D 956) (BRM36623)

Vizzutti, Allen, Dynamic Dances, Graded Concert Studies, unaccompanied solo flute pieces for advanced students, (BRM36635)

Weber, Fred, First Division Band Method, Part 2, B-flat cornet (trumpet), (BRM17813)

Music Theory

Adams, Ethel, An Introduction to Musical Understanding and Musicianship (BRM19802) 7 volumes 

Morris, R. O, Ferguson, Howard, Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading, (BRM19814) 3 volumes

Ottman, Robert W, Rogers, Nancy, Music for Sight Singing, 8th edition, (BRM36639) 15 volumes

A Composer for All Seasons: Benjamin Britten

This blog is a brief look at some of Benjamin Britten’s compositions and relevant materials from the NLS Music Section.

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 […]

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 […]

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: G (Part 1 – Gershwin, George)

This week, we will take a look at American composer George Gershwin. George Gershwin was one of the first American composers to use both popular and classical idioms. Years before his most famous compositions were penned, he worked on Tin Pan Alley as a song plugger—that is, someone who was hired to play and promote […]

New BARD Additions: August 2018

The hot and hazy dog days of summer are here, but the NLS Music Section has been working diligently to provide digital music books and scores for our patrons to access instantly. Take a look at the audiobooks and braille scores we have made available on NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) during the […]

Happy Birthday Samuel Coleridge-Taylor!

British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born on August 15th in 1875. One of the more popular composers in England and the United States during the turn of the 20th century, he composed many works for choir, piano, and larger instrumental ensembles; however, his works are seldom performed today. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London to […]

Digitizing Braille Music Summer 2018

The digitization project at the NLS marches on and currently it is in the hands of a summer intern! 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 […]

New BARD Additions: July 2018

Read this blog and discover new materials, recorded and braille, now available from the NLS Music Section. Audio Materials All of the following are productions of Bill Brown. Banjo American Pie.  Teaches this Don McLean song without the use of music notation.  (DBM03915) Piano Bless the Broken Road. Teaches how to play “Bless the Broken […]