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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)

Before Selena: Lydia Mendoza and More Queens of Tejano Music

The Library of Congress recently inducted the 1997 film Selena into the National Film Registry. In today’s post, learn about the women who were Queens of Tejano music before Selena’s all-too-brief reign.

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring and Celebrating Our Diversity

With talking books from the NLS Music Section, you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at any time of year! Check out the new music appreciation books and music lessons we have to offer!

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: M (Part 2 – McKinnie, Eric “Ricky,” and Montaño, José André)

Today’s American Composers and Musicians blog features two musicians: Eric ‘Ricky’ McKinnie, a blind gospel singer, songwriter and radio show host; and José André Montaño, an up-and-coming 14-year-old jazz musician, keyboardist and composer.