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New BARD Additions: May 2021

Greetings from the NLS Music Section! April showers bring May flowers–and May music too! Read on to learn which new talking books and braille music have “sprung up” in our musical garden on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) this month!

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. All of Me. Bill Brown teaches a “singer pro” version of “All of Me” in the style of John Legend on piano without music notation. (DBM04366)

Brown, Bill. Be Thou My Vision. Early intermediate arrangement in three different styles. (DBM04367)

Beautiful Savior (All My Days). Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate version of “Beautiful Savior” in the style of Stuart Townend on piano without music notation. (DBM04368)

Music Appreciation and History

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads. This recording celebrates the singers of the Big Laurel country in Madison County, North Carolina. They sang what we call “unaccompanied ballads,” but they knew them as “old love songs.” (DBM03989)

The Majesty, the Pageantry of Holy Week in Old Spain. Recorded during Semana Santa in Málaga. “Once upon the year, in this week before Easter, the visions and shapes of 16th century Spain reappear in the streets, and resound in this album, driving Málaga into the passions and pathos of long, long ago.” (DBM04053)

Music and Performing Arts at the Library of Congress

Bernstein Conducting Himself. In this anniversary year for Leonard Bernstein, Dr. Daniel Callahan (Assistant Professor of Music at Boston College) delves into the under-explored realm of the physicality of Bernstein’s conducting practices, including the role of sexuality from Bernstein’s and his critics’ perspectives. (DBM04352)

Roger Steffens: Oral History of Bob Marley. Reggae historian and collector Roger Steffens speaks about his book, “So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley,” exploring the history and mythology surrounding the musician and the people who knew him. (DBM4353)

His “Last Work”: Hearing Ghosts in Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Blair Johnston speaks about Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances,” Rachmaninoff’s final completed work. (DBM04361)

Braille Music Scores and Books

Choral

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Mass in C Major, opus 86: Alto Chorus Part. Alto chorus part only for Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, op. 86. Line by line format. (BRT37086)

Glick, Srul Irving. The Hour Has Come: Poem VI from The Hour Has Come, a Choral Symphony. Alto chorus part only in line by line format. (BRT37095)

Haydn, Joseph. Missa Sancti Nicolai: Soprano Chorus Part. Line by line format. (BRT37102)

Lavallée, Calixa. O Canada. Arranged for SATB chorus with piano or organ accompaniment. Text in English. Bar over bar format. (BRT37081)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. Psalm 42: As the Hart Pants: Chorus Soprano Part. For soprano solo, chorus and orchestra with English text. Soprano chorus part in line by line format. (BRT37101)

Tindley, Charles Albert. The Storm Is Passing Over. Arranged for three-part treble chorus and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. This file contains only the treble 1 part with piano accompaniment. (BRT37055)

Music History

Royal Conservatory of Music. History 1: An Overview, 2013 edition. Includes actual Royal Conservatory examinations for History 1 from December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013, plus an additional practice examination. (BRT37038)

Royal Conservatory of Music. History 2: Middle Ages to Classical, 2013 Edition. Official examination papers of the Royal Conservatory (Canada), 2013 edition. (BRT37039)

Organ

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Organ Works, Volume 8: Arrangements of Works by Other Composers. Volume 8 of the Bärenreiter Urtext Edition of J.S. Bach’s complete organ works. Arrangements of works by other composers, including Vivaldi, Couperin, and Fasch. For organ in bar over bar format. Includes preface in German and English. (BRM37093)

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Organ Works, Volume 9: Organ Chorales from the Neumeister Collection (Yale University Manuscript LM 4708). Volume 9 of the Bärenreiter Urtext Edition of J.S. Bach’s complete organ works. For organ in bar over bar format. Includes preface in German and English. (BRM37094)

Bish, Diane. The Diane Bish Wedding Book: Service Music for Organ. Bar over bar format. (BRT37075)

Davis, Roger. The Organists’ Manual: Technical Studies and Selected Compositions for the Organ. For organ in bar over bar format. (BRT37104)

Elgar, Edward. Nimrod (Variations, op. 36). Arranged for organ by W.H. Harris. Bar over bar format. (BRT37091)

Ives, Charles. Adeste fidelis: In an Organ Prelude. Bar over bar format. (BRM22811)

Piano

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Little Prelude in E Major: BWV 937. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37066)

Baker, Gary and Frank Myers. I Swear: From “Dan Coates popular music collection for the advanced player.” Solo piano arrangement of “I Swear,” a hit pop song of the mid-1990s, first on the country music charts when recorded by John Michael Montgomery and later in an R&B rendition by All-4-One. For piano in bar over bar format. Song lyrics not included. (BRT37092)

Bartók, Béla. Swineherd’s Dance. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37067)

Bartók, Béla. Teasing Song. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37062)

Bartók, Béla. Winter Solstice Song. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37065)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonate no. 26, op.81A in E flat Major: Das Lebewohl, Abwesenheit und Wiedersehn. Bar over bar format. (BRM35024)

Chandler, Gus. Canadian Capers. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37083)

Chatman, Stephen. Jazzberry Jump. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37064)

Chatman, Stephen. The Mouse in the Grandfather Clock. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37063)

Chopin, Frédéric. Polonaise in G Minor: op. posth., B 1. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37043)

Clementi, Muzio. Pyrenese Melody. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37061)

Coates, Dan. The Best in Movie Sheet Music: Easy Piano. In line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37097)

Concone, Giuseppe. Etude in G minor: op. 24, no. 15. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37069)

Czerny, Carl. Etude in G major: op. 823, no. 63. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37070)

Czerny, Carl. Etude in G major: op. 823, no. 53. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37068)

Debussy, Claude. Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune: pour piano. Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn. Originally for orchestra. Arranged for piano solo by Leonard Borwick. Bar over bar format. (BRT37076)

Grieg, Edvard. The Last Spring: op. 34, no. 2. Arranged for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM04920)

Gurlitt, Cornelius. Etude in G major, op. 107, no. 7. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37071)

Haydn, Joseph. Concertino in C Major. Arranged for 2 pianos. Bar over bar format. (BRT37082)

Ives, Charles. Some South-Paw Pitching: For Piano Solo. Bar over bar format. (BRM22906)

John, Elton. The Lion King. Piano solos for 7 selections from Disney’s film The Lion King. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37080)

Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich. A Sad Story: op. 27, no. 6. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37042)

Kapustin, Nikolai. Sonata no. 1: Sonata-Fantasy, opus 39. For piano in bar over bar format.  (BRM37105)

Kerper, Mitch. Jazz Riffs for Piano. Bar over bar and single line formats. (BRT37073)

Mancini, Henry. The Pink Panther. Theme song from The Pink Panther film. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37088)

Menken, Alan. Pocahontas. Nine selections from the Walt Disney film Pocahontas in “easy piano” solo arrangements. Bar over bar format. (BRT37079)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Viennese Sonatina in A Major: First Movement. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37060)

Peterson, Oscar. Honeysuckle Rose. For piano. Bar over bar format. (BRT37040)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay. Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, op. 35. Transcribed for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37072)

Schifrin, Lalo. Mission: Impossible Theme: From the Paramount Motion Picture. Arranged for solo piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37100)

Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich. 2 Preludes, op. 27. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM24173)

Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich. Quasi Valse, op. 47. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM24174)

Piano Instruction

Bastien, Jane Smisor. Intermediate Multi-key Solos 1. Bar over bar format. (BRM28781)

Bastien, Jane Smisor. Piano Literature, Volume 2. Bar over bar format. (BRM32025)

Bastien, Jane Smisor. Piano Literature, Volume 3: For the Intermediate Grades. Bar over bar format. (BRM32015)

Clark, Frances. The Music Tree: A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano, Part A. Bar over bar format. (BRT37087)

Clark, Frances. The Music Tree: A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano, Part B. Bar over bar format. (BRT37084)

Clark, Frances. The Music Tree Workbook: Part A. Part of a comprehensive plan for musical growth at the piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37053)

Clark, Frances. The Music Tree Workbook: Part B. Part of a comprehensive plan for musical growth at the piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37054)

Faber, Nancy. Piano Adventures, Primer Level: Christmas Book, with Sightreading Stocking Stuffers. Bar over bar format. (BRT37050)

Faber, Nancy and Randall Faber. Playtime Piano Hymns: Level 1, 5-Finger Melodies. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37096)

Faber, Nancy. Playtime Piano, More Popular: Level 1, 5-Finger Melodies. A collection of favorite popular songs designed for the early level pianist in bar over bar format. (BRT37048)

Kinney, Akiko. Pattern Play 1: Inspiring Creativity at the Piano. Etudes, exercises, and studies to inspire improvisation in classical and popular styles for piano in bar over bar and single line formats. (BRT37058)

Schaum, John W. Scales and Pieces in All Keys: Book I. Bar over bar format. (BRM00432)

Telfer, Nancy. She’s Like the Swallow: Book 3. Book 3 of a 3-volume collection of folksongs arranged for piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37056)

Vandendool, Grace. Keyboard Theory: Basic Rudiments. Music theory course designed for the piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37057)

Reed Instruments

The Best in Popular Sheet Music: Clarinet Solo. Popular music favorites arranged for clarinet solo in single line format. (BRT37052)

Brahms, Johannes. Sonate: F moll = fa mineur = F minor, op. 120, no. 1. Clarinette in si-flat (B). Sonata in F minor, op. 120, no. 1 for clarinet and piano. Clarinet part only. Single line format. (BRT37074)

Marcello, Alessandro. Concerto: In C Minor, for Oboe and Piano. Solo oboe part only in single line format. (BRM24955)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concerto: For Bassoon, in B-flat Major, K. 191. Bassoon part only. Single line format. (BRM24954)

Vocal

Cash, Johnny. Daddy Sang Bass. For voice and piano with chord symbols and, in part, guitar chord diagrams. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37033)

Cash, Johnny. Orange Blossom Special. For voice and piano with chord symbols and, in part, guitar chord diagrams. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37034)

Cash, Johnny. So Doggone Lonesome. For voice and piano with chord symbols and, in part, guitar chord diagrams. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37035)

Cash, Johnny. Understand Your Man. For voice and piano with chord symbols and, in part, guitar chord diagrams. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37036)

Cockburn, Bruce. Lord of the Starfields. For voice and guitar accompaniment in line by line format with guitar chords and chord diagrams. (BRT37098)

Cockburn, Bruce. Silver Wheels. For voice with guitar accompaniment in line by line format with guitar chords and chord diagrams. (BRT37099)

Guns n’ Roses. Appetite for Destruction. Guitar and vocal lines from the album “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns n’ Roses in section by section format. (BRM35689)

Ives, Charles. Walking: From 114 Songs. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM25930)

John, Elton. Candle in the Wind 1997. A rewritten version, with updated words, of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind,” released in 1973. For voice and piano with guitar chord diagrams in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37049)

Mars, Bruno. When I Was Your Man: Piano/Vocal/Guitar. As performed by Bruno Mars. In line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37051)

Menken, Alan. Beauty and the Beast: From Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37103)

Rorem, Ned. The Silver Swan. For high voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM30521)

Rowley, Alec. A Cycle of Three Mystical Songs. For high voice and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM23990)

Schubert, Franz. The Carrier Dove: Die Taubenpost. From Schubert’s song cycle Schwanengesang. For high voice in G and piano. In English with original German text also included. Voice part in section by section format. Piano part in bar over bar format. (BRM00621)

Schubert, Franz. Faith in Spring. “Fruhlingsglaube,” op. 20. For high voice in A-flat and piano. Voice in section by section format. Piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00624)

Sondheim, Stephen. Hello, Little Girl: Film Version. From the 2014 film version of the musical Into the Woods. For vocal and piano. Bar over bar and line by line formats. (BRT37041)

Warsame, Keinan. Wavin’ Flag: (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix): 2010 FIFA World Cup Anthem. For voice and piano. Bar over bar and lineby line formats. (BRT37037)

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.

American Composers and Musicians from A-Z: X-Z (Part 2 – “Those We Missed”)

This is our last installment of the “American Composers and Blind Musicians from A to Z” series. In this post we take a look at Blind American musicians who we missed on the first round.

New BARD Additions: January 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in January 2021 by he NLS Music Section.

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!

The French Connection: French Composers for Organ

This blog post looks at the life of two renowned French composers for organ (Louis Vierne and Olivier Messiaen), and their compositions in the NLS Music Collection.

New BARD Additions: September 2020

The NLS Music Section has a batch of new braille music and talking books for you to enjoy! Check out what’s new and available for download from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)!

New BARD Additions: March 2020

Enjoy learning music from the comfort of home with the new talking books and braille music scores now available on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) from the NLS Music Section.

New BARD Additions: January 2020

It’s the end of January, and time to let you know about new materials available from the NLS Music Section.