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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!

In Celebration of the Harlem Cultural Festival

This blog posts celebrates the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival and provides a list of materials available from the NLS Music Section and greater NLS Collection relating to the music and artists featured in the festival.

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.

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.”

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.

Pirates, Sorcerers, and Gondoliers: the Life of Sir Arthur Sullivan

Today we celebrate the birthday of British composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. Read about him and some of the materials by and about him in the NLS Collection.

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.”