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New BARD Additions: September 2022

Here is the September listing of the NLS Music Section’s BARD additions. This month in our braille collection, you can download and enjoy a Handel sonata for recorder, the romantic ‘Granada’ by Agustin Lara, and for the adventurous, Bartok’s third piano concerto. In the audio arena, piano instruction on hymns and themes from video games have been added, along with holiday season favorites. Start practicing now!

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 – Instructional

Aerith’s Theme: for piano (late beginner version)

Late beginner arrangement of this famous video game “Final Fantasy” theme song. (DBM04500)

Aerith’s Theme: for piano (intermediate version)

Intermediate arrangement of this famous video game “Final Fantasy” theme song. (DBM04499)

Corpse Bride: for solo piano (late beginner)

Late beginner arrangement of this work from Tim Burton’s movie. (DBM04503)

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms for piano (early intermediate solo)

An early-intermediate arrangement of the hymn using three different accompaniment patterns in the left hand. (DBM04470)

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel for piano

Bill Brown teaches this intermediate solo for piano. (DBM04471)

Till There Was You for guitar

Bill Brown teaches the jazz chord progression and the lead guitar fill-ins and solo part to this popular Beatles song. (DBM04481)

White Christmas for guitar

Bill Brown teaches a solo flat pick style, beginner level of White Christmas. (DBM04493)

Talking Books – Music Appreciation and History

Pablo Ziegler on Tango and Nuevo Tango

Claudia Morales and Pablo Ziegler discuss differences between traditional tango and nuevo tango. Includes musical demonstrations on the piano. (DBM04506)

Braille

 Piano

 Albéniz, Isaac.

Asturias from Suite Espagnole, op. 47, by Isaac Albéniz. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37721)

Bartók, Béla.

Piano Concerto no. 3

Arranged for two pianos, four hands. Bar over bar format. (BRT37719)

Brimhall, John.

Introduction to John Brimhall for piano. Instructional material with musical examples in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34790)

Friml, Rudolf.

Russian Romance, op. 30. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00192)

Gershwin, George.

An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Arranged for two pianos, four hands. Bar over bar format. (BRT37720)

Grieg, Edvard.

Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen = Wedding Day: op. 65, no. 6. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM05411)

Kapustin, Nikolaĭ.

24 Preludes and Fugues, op. 82, volume 1. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37723)

Liszt, Franz.

Jeux d’eaux à la villa ďEste in F-sharp major from Années de Pèlerinage. For piano in bar over bar format., (BRM37724)

Two Concert Etudes for piano. Bar over bar format. (BRT37701)

Poulenc, Francis.

Five Impromptus. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM30898)

Suite Française: pour piano: d’aprés Claude Gervaise. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM26424)

Ravel, Maurice.

Concerto pour piano et orchestre. Arranged for 2 pianos. Bar over bar format. (BRT37698)

Shostakovich, Dmitri.

Piano concerto no. 2, op. 102. Arranged for 2 pianos by the composer. Bar over bar format. (BRT37710)

Styne, Jule.

“People” from Showcase for Piano, v2.  Bar over bar format. (BRM34812)

Strings

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario.

Tonadilla on the name of Andres Segovia, op. 170, no. 5. For guitar. (BRM34829)

Hindemith, Paul.

Concerto after Old Folksongs: for viola and small orchestra. Accompaniment arranged for piano by the composer. Single line and bar over bar format. (BRT37703)

Hoffmeister, Franz.

Concerto in D major for viola and piano. Single line and bar over bar format. (BRT37702)

Milhaud, Darius.

Segoviana. For guitar in single line format. (BRM34822)

Schumann, Robert.

Märchenbilder: 4 Stücke für Klavier und Viola, op. 113 = Fairy-tale pictures: 4 pieces for piano and viola, op. 113. (BRT37697)

Vocal Classical

Debussy, Claude.

Chansons de Bilitis: Le Flûte de Pan; La chevelure. For high voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM33921)

Dunhill, Thomas F.

The Sky in the Pool. For unison voices and piano in bar by bar format.  (BRM01722)

Giordano, Umberto.

‘Nemico della patria,’ from Andrea Chénier, an opera in four acts. Aria for baritone in Line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM22800)

Mendelssohn, Felix.

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, op. 34, no. 2. For high voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats.   (BRT37699)

Poulenc, Francis.

Airs chantés for soprano and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM29009)

Shaw, Martin.

Old Clothes and Fine Clothes. For voice and piano in line by line and bar by bar formats. (BRM01717)

Vocal Popular

Lara, Agustín.

Granada. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM33753)

Wind Instruments

Arnold, Jay.

Clarinet Solos. A collection of famous melodies arranged for clarinet and piano. Single line and bar over bar format. (BRT37711)

Bourgeois, Derek.

Trombone Concerto, op. 114. Arranged for trombone and piano in single line and bar over bar format.  (BRT37714)

Edmondson, John.

Top 40 Real Clarinet Solos. (BRM33939)

Handel, George Frideric.

Sonata in F major for Recorder and Basso Continuo (HWV 369): from Eleven Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo. Bärenreiter Urtext. (BRT37705)

Sonata in B Minor for Flute and Basso Continuo (HWV 376) from Eleven Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo. Bärenreiter Urtext. (BRT37709)

Sonata in A minor for recorder and basso continuo (HWV 362) from Eleven Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo. Bärenreiter Urtext (BRT37708)

Sonata I in G minor, op. 1, no. 2 for oboe. (BRT37704)

Sonata in G major for Flute and Basso Continuo, (HWV 363b). Single line and bar over bar format. (BRT37707).

Klickmann, F. Henri.

Tangos for Clarinet: a Collection of the Best-known Tangos arranged as solos, duets, trios, or any combination of the published instruments. (BRM33733)

Martinu, Bohuslav.

First Sonata for Flute and Piano. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37700)

Taffanel, Claude Paul.

Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon, pour flute et piano. Single line and bar over bar formats.  (BRT37691)

Weber, Carl Maria von.

Fantasia and Rondo from the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, op. 34. Arranged for clarinet and piano. This file contains the piano part only in bar over bar format. (BRM33851)

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