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Folk Music and Music Education: Zoltán Kodály

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today we celebrate the birthday of Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and music pedagogue Zoltán Kodály. We take a look at his life and his works available in the NLS Music Collection.

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Get Back! Beatles Materials in the NLS Collection

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This week's blog post talks about the recent documentary "Get Back," and provides books about learning Beatles music, and books about The Beatles.

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New BARD Additions: November 2021

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

Happy Thanksgiving, music lovers! Here in the NLS Music Section, we're thankful that we were able to add so many talking books and braille music scores to BARD during the past month. Check out what's new and available to download!

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Progressive Rock, Classical Influences

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Progressive Rock drew its inspiration from a number of influences. For this week's NLS Music Notes Blog post, learn more about the classical music that inspired Rush, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and many others!

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New BARD Additions: October 2021

Posted by: Katie Rodda

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

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Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring and Celebrating Our Diversity

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

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!

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New BARD Additions: September 2021

Posted by: Juliette Appold

What a Wonderful World this would be, dancing Cheek to Cheek, imagining to be Just a Gigolo: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald's songbooks, and the piano version of Leonello Casucci's memorable song, are now available as digital braille music scores for you to download from BARD. Check out this week's blog to find these and many more new titles in the NLS Music digital collection.

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Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Toccata, Villancico y Fuga, Op. 18 by Alberto Ginastera

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month. It is a time when we celebrate the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans that have contributed to our society in positive and meaningful ways. On our journey through the treasures of the NLS Music collection, we recently came across a wonderful work written for organ by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), the Toccata, Villancico y Fuga, Op. 18. While this work is performed by organists on a regular basis, the rest of us would benefit from learning more about both the composer and the composition.

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American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: D–Delta Blues

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog is continuation of our "American Music from A to Z" series. In this post, we'll be taking a look at Delta Blues, and materials in the NLS Collection about the blues.