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New BARD Additions: January 2023

Welcome to the January listing of our new BARD additions! In our braille collection this month, we added a variety of music for piano, violin, voice, and even B-flat tuba! In the audio collection, we’ve added more popular songs by Bill Brown to our guitar and piano collections. There’s more to enjoy this month, so keep reading to check out our other new-to-BARD books.

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

Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear

Compadre Pedro Juan (DBM04533)
Bill Brown teaches you to play this Dominican Afro Pop song.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot (DBM04534)
Bill Brown teaches you how to play this rock classic by Pat Benatar.

The House That Built Me (DBM04538)
Bill Brown teaches you how to play a fingerstyle solo arrangement of the Miranda Lambert hit.

It Must Have Been Love (DBM04535)
Bill Brown teaches you how to play this top-40 hit by Roxette.

My Heart Will Go On (DBM04536)
Bill Brown teaches you this iconic love song from the movie Titanic.

The Rose (DBM04539)
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo of Bette Midler’s classic hit.

Secreto de Amor (DBM04537)
Bill Brown teaches this Latin-pop standard by Joan Sebastian.

Unchained Melody (DBM04540)
Bill Brown teaches you a fingerstyle guitar solo of timeless ballad made famous by The Righteous Brothers.

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear

All My Life (DBM04541)
Bill Brown teaches you a piano solo based upon the hit by K-Ci and Jo Jo.

Night Train (DBM04542)
Bill Brown teaches the jazz standard “Night Train” for piano.

You Take My Breath Away (DBM04523)
Bill Brown teaches this piano solo arrangement based on the hit by Queen.

Braille

Choral
Herbert, Victor. Romany Life: Song à la Czardas: From The Fortune Teller. For SATB chorus with soprano solo and piano accompaniment in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34978)

Instructional
Heacox, Arthur Edward. Keyboard Training in Harmony: Figured Bass. For unspecified keyboard instrument in single line, bar over bar, and short form scoring formats. (BRM34989)

Music Appreciation and History
Keiler, Allan. Bernstein’s The Unanswered Question and the Problem of Musical Competence. Originally published in April, 1978, by The Musical Quarterly. In English contracted braille. (BRM33953)

Organ
Lara, Agustín. Granada: Fantasía Españole: Simplified. For organ in bar over bar format. (BRM34823)

Piano
Brahms, Johannes. Serenade Nr. 1 D-Dur, für Klavier zu vier Händen: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, for Piano Four-Hands, Op. 11. Arranged for 2 pianos in bar over bar format. (BRT37747)

De Coursey, Ralph. Holiday in Mexico. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM34850)

Gautier, Leonard. Le Secret: Intermezzo Pizzicato. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00198)

Gaynor, Jessie L. First Pedal Studies for The Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00200)
Finger Plays. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00199)

Hayes, Mark. Gospel Classics: 12 Artistic Arrangements for Worship Services, Concerts, and Recitals. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM36268)

Kasschau, Howard. Concerto in C. Arranged for 2 pianos in section by section format. (BRM34994)

Violin
Kreisler, Fritz. Rondino über ein Thema von Beethoven: Für Violine und Klavier. For violin and piano in paragraph format. (BRM26091)

Kreutzer, Rodolphe. 42 Studies. For violin in single line format. (BRT37748)

Vocal
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Fidelio: Act 1 #5, Trio: “Gut, Söhnchen, gut”. For 2 sopranos and one bass voice in line by line format. (BRM34691)

Brown, Raymond. Softly and Tenderly: Solo. For medium voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34848)

Lange, Johnny. I Asked the Lord. For voice and piano Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34847)

Wind Instruments
Anzalone, Valentine. Breeze-Easy Method 1. For clarinet in line by line format. (BRM34871)

Kopprasch, C. Sechzig ausgewählte Etüden für Tuba: Heft 1: Sixty Selected Studies for B-flat Tuba, Book 1. For Tuba in single line format. (BRM36264)

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Béla Bartók’s “Allegro Barbaro”

This week, learn more about how ancient dialects influenced the composition of one of Bela Bartok’s most famous works, “Allegro Barbaro.”

Remembering Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem, who passed away last month at the age of 99, left behind a wealth of music and literature. For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about Rorem’s life and creative works.

New BARD Additions – October 2022

This blog lists our October additions to the BARD (Braille & Audio Reading Download) site.

Song Stories: Camille Saint-Saëns and “Danse macabre”

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we take a deep dive into a piece that is often associated with the October tradition of Halloween: “Danse macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about one of our newest items acquired via the Marrakesh Treaty: Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano. Commissioned by the Library of Congress and dedicated to Jean-Pierre Rampal , the Sonata has become a standard in the repertoire.

New BARD Additions: August 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in August 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

New BARD Additions: July 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in July 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

Junior Fellows Enhance Discoverability of Music Resources Related to Blind Musicians–Part 2

This is a guest blog post by Library of Congress Junior Fellow Analisa Caso. Analisa describes her contributions to the NLS Music Section during the 10-week-long program.