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EXTRA!!! Recent BARD Additions, Late January-February Edition

Here is a listing of the most recent BARD additions.  If you aren’t able to find something on this list for learning or entertainment, check back next month, or the next; something will come your way.  In the meantime, a tune many of us heard from a television comedy of the 60s, “Ballad of Gilligan’s Island” is available; how can you not smile when remembering this wacky tale of castaway adventurers?  Just a cursory glance at this list covers a wide range of tastes; from Gilligan to Simon and Garfunkel to Gershwin, Purcell and Mozart, the NLS Music Section has music for you.

(Note: All titles are one volume unless otherwise noted.)

Digital Talking Books

Ballad of Gilligan’s Island, Piano by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03896)

Dust in the Wind, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03868)

Sound of Silence, Guitar by Ear, Bill Brown, (DBM03870)

Braille books

Piano

Chopin, Frédéric, Fifteen Waltzes, (BRM36437) Bar over bar format

Debussy, Claude, La fille aux cheveux de lin,  from Preludes, Book 1, (BRM36422) Bar over bar format

Gershwin, George, Prelude No. 1 for Piano, (BRM36425) Bar over bar format

Dussek, Johann Ladislaus, Sonata, Opus 61, (BRM36439)

Mozart, Wolfgang A., Fantasie in D minor, KV 385g (397), (BRM36430) Bar over bar format

Vocal, choral, opera

Echols, Paul, Brief Guide to Cadential Ornaments in Early Seventeenth Century Vocal Music, (BRM36438) 3 volumes.

Elgar, Edward; Elgar, Alice, The Snow, for S.S.A., piano, and 2 violins: op. 26, no. 1, (BRM36424)

Gounod, Charles, O, divine Redeemer! (BRM36440)

Romeo and Juliette, (BRM36429) 4 volumes.

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Che farò senza Euridice (BRM36426)

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson, The Rose of the Night, op, 11, no. 3 (BRM36433)

Thy Dark Eyes to Mine, op. 11, no. 2 (BRM36432)

The Lament of Ian the Proud, op. 11, no. 1 (BRM36431)

Herbert, Victor, Gypsy Love Song, Slumber On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart; from The Fortune Teller, BRM36441

Purcell, Henry, Dido and Aeneas, (BRM36436) 9 volumes. Full score of the 17th century opera in bar over bar format.

Zuidam, Rob. Calligramme (il pleut): for soprano and mezzo-soprano: 1991, (BRM36427)

Strings

Herfurth, C. Paul, A Tune a Day: a Third Book for Violin Instruction in group, public school classes or individual lessons, advanced (BRM28174)

Winds

Caffarelli, Reginaldo, 100 Melodic Studies for Transposition (trumpet) 3 volumes, (BRM36444)

Hering, Sigmund, Thirty-two Etudes for Trumpet or Cornet, (BRM02518)

Quantz, Johann Joachim, Flute Concerto in G major, (BRM36435)

Wildhorn, Frank; Bocook, Jay, In His Eyes, from Jekyll and Hyde, second trumpet part, (BRM 36428)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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