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What’s New on BARD?

We’re happy to learn that our patrons are increasingly using BARD to download music materials. Let’s take a look at some new additions to BARD:


Audio Materials

Classic Harmonica Blues by Smithsonian Folkways (DBM03629)

Cowboy Songs by Smithsonian Folkways. (DBM03627)

Flirting with Disaster. For guitar. Performed and taught by Bill Brown. (DBM03887)

The Hammer Dulcimer. Taught by John McCutcheon. (DBM03919)

The Keeper. For guitar. Performed and taught by Bill Brown. (DBM03888)

Out of Limits. For guitar. Performed and taught by Bill Brown. (DBM03890)

Rory Block Teaches the Guitar of Robert Johnson. Homespun Tapes.  DBM03634)

Traditional Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Taught by Bob Brozman. (DBM03918)



Carulli, Ferdinando:

Nuttall, Peter. The Guitarist’s Way: Book 2. (BRM36497)

Sollory, Lee. Sound at Sight: Guitar Grade 3. (BRM36496)



Bach, Johann Sebastian. Fifteen Two-Part Inventions for Pianoforte. In bar over bar format. (BRM07596)

Beethoven, Ludwig van:

Chopin, Frédéric. Nocturne in C sharp minor. (BRM36446)

Cramer, J. B, (Johann Baptist).

Faber, Nancy. Piano Adventures: The Basic Piano Method, Level 4. Bar over bar format. (BRM36423)

Granados, Enrique.

Liszt, Franz. Etudes d’exécution transcendante, s. 139 no. 11, Harmonies du soir. (BRM36490)

Reinhold, Hugo. Miniatures, op. 39, no. 1-24. Short and easy piano pieces in bar over bar format. (BRM00391)

Saint-Saëns, Camille. First Mazurka, in G Minor, for the Piano, op. 21. In bar over bar format. (BRM00414)

Schaum, John Walter. Piano Course A: The Red Book, Grade 1. In bar over bar format. (BRM00423)

Schoenberg, Arnold. Klavierstück, op. 33a. Bar over bar format. (BRM36457)

Schubert, Franz. Moments musicales, no. 6 op. 94. Bar over bar format. (BRM26852)

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich. Waltz from Serenade op. 48. (BRM08198)

Thompson, John. John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course: Part 4. Piano method book. (BRM07330)



Elgar, Edward. Sospiri: Adagio for String Orchestra, Harp (Piano) and Harmonium (Organ) ad lib. op. 70. (BRM36498)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonata in F major, op. 24, “Spring sonata.” For violin and piano. (BRM17760)



Roth, David A, (David Alan). Fired Up! For 5 Trumpets: A Tribute to Master Trumpet Teacher Bill Adam on His 80th Birthday. In bar over bar format. (BRM36500)



20th Century Art Songs by various (for medium voice and piano). (BRM25685)

Bernstein, Leonard. West Side Story. Vocal score with piano accompaniment. 5 volumes. (BRM36377)

Berlioz, Hector. Requiem. Grande messe des morts (vocal score). Soprano 1+2, Alto, Tenor and Bass part. (BRM36434)

Holiday, Billie. God Bless the Child. For voice and piano. (BRM36487)

Popular Music Lead Sheets. No. 123. Popular vocal. (BRM36492)

Popular Music Lead Sheets. No. 124. Popular vocal. (BRM36507)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay:

Vaughan Williams, Ralph:

Williams, Robbie – From Robbie Williams Greatest Hits for voice, piano and guitar arrangement:

Wind Instruments

50+ Easy Classical Solos for Flute, a Superb Collection of Easy-to-Play Arrangements for Flute, Complete with Chord Symbols. (BRM36469)

Bach, Johann Sebastian:

Cramer, J. B, (Johann Baptist). Sonata, op. 69 for Pianoforte, with an Accompaniment for Violin or Flute, (ad lib.): “Amicitia,” op. 69. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM36502)

De Smet, Robin. 100 solos. For clarinet. (BRM36493)

Southworth, Clare. Vocalise: Songs Without Words for Flute and Piano. (BRM36506)

Suzuki, Shinʼichi.

Weinzierl, Elisabeth and Barbara Heller. Flute Music by Female Composers, 13 pieces for flute and piano from four centuries. (BRM36472)


This is just a selection of what we have available. If you would like to find out more, feel free to give us a call at 800-424-8567, or e-mail us at [email protected]



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