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New BARD Additions: September 2021

Happy fall season to everyone! BARD’s September additions include brand new transcriptions of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong songbooks, which include “What a Wonderful World,” and “Cheek to Cheek.” Love that type of music? Then also grab the piano version of Leonello Casucci’s “Just a Gigolo.” Need to learn some basics first? Check out the new piano scores and instructional band instrument method books! Or explore popular songs by Taylor Swift and songs used in the movie “Once,” which the Marrakesh Treaty exchange allowed us to add. If you need a refresher on how to download music materials from BARD, this NLS website may be helpful. Please contact us if you would like additional information or if you prefer to receive a hard copy score or digital talking book cartridge. Simply email us at [email protected], or give us a call at 1-800-424-8567 ext. 2. We are looking forward to serving you!

Digital Talking Books

Music Appreciation

Bluegrass from the Blue Ridge. A Half Century of Change. Grayson and Carroll Counties Iie to the west of the Blue Ridge, deep in the mountain country of southwestern Virginia. An unusually large variety of traditional music has survived in this sparsely populated region, and in the last two decades many examples of this music have been recorded in the field and are now available on records or in books of traditional Southern Appalachian songs. Folkways Records. (DBM03994)

Classic Appalachian Blues. The “mountain cousin” of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements. Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the music of bedrock blues performers such as Pink Anderson, Lesley Riddle, Etta Baker, John Jackson, and Doc Watson shines bright, claiming Appalachia as a key cradle of American acoustic blues. Smithsonian Folkways Recording. (DBM03991)

Classic Banjo. The banjo is a “bigger than life” instrument, a symbol of deep southern American heritage. At the same time, beneath its veneer of old-time icon, the story of the banjo is one of enormous creativity and adaptation to many musical traditions around the world—from Africa, to the Caribbean, to North America, to Europe, and beyond. In Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways, banjo connoisseurs Greg Adams and Jeff Place cull 30 gems of banjo artistry from more than 300 albums in the Folkways collections, offering a gateway into the deep and varied veins of banjo history. Smithsonian Folkways Recording. (DBM03992)

Old Time Country Music. This record is a result of continuing efforts to record an LP of old-time music started in 1957. One double recording from 1957, East Virginia, was used on the first New Lost City Ramblers record in late 1958, as were several of the songs: Old Fish Song, Colored Aristocracy, Roving Gambler, It’s a Shame to Whip Your Wife on Sunday, Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea, and (on Vol. 3) Johnson Boys. Smithsonian Folkways Recording. (DBM03995)

Jazz of the Forties. Vol. 1, Jazz at Town Hall. Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Russell, and Muggzy Spanier. Folkways Records. (DBM03986)

Music Instruction

Brown, Bill.

Windows of My Eyes: For Piano. Bill Brown teaches a professional version of the song “Windows of my Eyes” in the style of Cuby and Blizzards on piano without music notation. (DBM04394)

When the Roll Is Called up Yonder: For Piano. Bill Brown teaches a late beginner version of the song “When the Roll is Called up Yonder” on piano without music notation. (DBM04393)

When Johnny Comes Marching Home: For Piano. Bill Brown teaches a late beginner version of the song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” on piano without music notation. (DBM04392)

What a Friend We Have In Jesus: For Piano. Bill Brown teaches a beginner version of the song “What a Friend we have in Jesus” on piano without music notation. (DBM04391)

Braille Music Scores

Guitar

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Cello Suite No. 3 Arranged for Guitar by John W. Duarte. Single line format. (BRM34828)

Piano

Bach, Johann Sebastian.

Goldberg Variations. BWV988. Urtext edition transcribed in section by section format. (BRM37279)

Jesu bleibet meine Freude: aus Zwei Choräle. Arranged for piano in section by section format. From Cantata no. 147. (BRM37280)

Bártok, Béla.

Four Dirges: Op. 9a. Sz. 45, BB58. For piano in section by section format. (BRM37281)

Sonate: Piano Solo. In bar over bar format. (BRM22313)

Beach, Amy. Secrets: Op. 25, No. 5. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37302)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sechs Bagatellen Op. 126. For piano. Bar by bar format. (BRM37282)

Berg, Alban. Sonata for Piano, op. 1 (Sonate für Klavier). In bar over bar format. (BRM37283)

Biehl, Albert. Sonatina in A minor: op. 94, no. 4, first movement. Selection by Royal Conservatory of Music. (BRT37329)

Bober, Melody. I Spy. Early intermediate piano. Bar over bar format. (BRT37296)

Bolcom, William. Old Adam: Two-Step. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37308)

Brahms, Johannes. Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann für Klavier zu vier Händen, Op. 23: Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann for Piano four hands. Arranged for piano four hands. In bar by bar format. (BRM37286)

Caramia, Tony. Mixed-Up Rag. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37309)

Carleton, Bob.  Ja-Da. As performed by Oscar Peterson. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37256)

Casucci, Leonello. Just a Gigolo. As performed by Oscar Peterson. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37257)

Chopin, Frederic. Nocturne C-moll,  komponiert 1837. Nocturne in C Minor, op. posth., B. 108. For piano in section by section format. (BRM37315)

D’Alessandro, Raffaele. Prélude en fa tranquille “ostinato.” Prélude en ré fantasque, from vingt-quatre préludes pour piano, op. 30. In section by section format. (BRM37278)

Delius, Frederick. Five Piano Pieces. In bar over bar format. (BRM28317)

Dussek, Jan Ladislav. Sonatina in G Major: Op. 19. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37300)

Dvorák, Antonin. Nr. 7 (15) from Slawische Tänze: Slavonic Dances, op. 72. For piano, 4 hands. (BRM37317)

Gaudet, Anne Crosby. Periwinkle Twinkle. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37326)

George, Jon. Quiet Lagoon. For piano. Bar over bar format. (BRT37295)

Gillock, William. On a Quiet Lake. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37291)

Goldston, Margaret. The Sparkling Brook. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37325)

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau. Célèbre Tarentelle, op. 67, No. 4: Arrangée pour 2 pianos, 4 mains. Grande Tarantelle, op. 67. Arranged for two pianos. Bar over bar format. (BRM37314)

Grieg, Edvard. John W. Schaum Presents Peer Gynt Suites: For Piano. Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suites 1, op. 46, and 2, op. 55 in bar over bar format. Arranged by John Schaum. (BRM37321)

Granados, Enrique. Quejas, ó, La Maja y el ruiseñor. Laments, or, The Maiden and the Nightingale: For Piano. For piano in bar by bar format. (BRM37320)

Handel, George Frideric. Largo: From The Opera “Xerxes.” Arranged by Hjalmar Trede for piano in bar by bar format. (BRM37322)

Heller, Stephen. Etude in F major: op. 45, no. 14. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37328)

Honegger, Arthur. Sept pièces brèves, pour piano. Bar by bar format. (BRM37324)

Lewis, John. Django: Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37255)

McIntyre, David L. The Waltz that Floated Away. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37327)

Mier, Martha. Jazz, Rags and Blues, Book 5: 8 Original Pieces for the Later Intermediate to Early Advanced Pianist. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37305)

Norton, Christopher. Half Asleep. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37293)

Peterson, Oscar. A Little Jazz Exercise. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37254)

Piano Guys

A Thousand Years: From the Summit Entertainment Film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” – Part 1. Arranged for solo piano by The Piano Guys Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson. Bar over bar format. (BRT37268)

Begin Again: Inspired by J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 208, Sheep May Safely Graze. As performed by Taylor Swift. Arranged for solo piano by The Piano Guys Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson. As performed by Taylor Swift. Bar over bar format. (BRT37266)

Home: Inspired by “Going Home,” Largo Melody from Dvorák’s New World Symphony. Arranged for solo piano by The Piano Guys Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson. Bar over bar format. (BRT37263)

Just the Way You Are. As performed by Bruno Mars. Arranged for solo piano by The Piano Guys Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson. Bar over bar format. (BRT37267)

Piazzolla, Astor. El Viaje: The Journey. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37306)

Pinto, Octavio. Prelude. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37307)

Purcell, Henry. Air In D Minor: Zt 676. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37290)

Richert, Teresa. Little Red Wagon. An elementary piano solo in bar over bar format. (BRT37294)

Rorem, Ned. A Quiet Afternoon: For Rosemary’s Children: For Piano Solo. In bar over bar format. (BRM28584)

Rossi, Wynn-Anne. Atacama Desert. For piano. Bar over bar format. (BRT37292)

Schubert, Franz. Eight Waltzes: Set One, for Piano. Includes Erster Walzer, D. 365, no. 8 and 12, and Deutsche Tänze, D. 783, no. 7, 9, and 15. Bar over bar format. (BRM26323)

Scriabin, Aleksandr.

Feuillet d’album, opus 58, from Klavierwerke, III: For piano. In bar over bar format. (BRM23198)

Poems, op. 69. From Skrjabin Klavierwerke III, Préludes, Poèmes und andere Stücke. In bar over bar format. (BRM24342)

Poems, op. 71. From Skrjabin Klavierwerke III, Préludes, Poèmes und andere Stücke. In bar over bar format. (BRM24340)

Poème-Nocturne, From Klavierwerke, III: For piano. In bar over bar format. (BRM23196)

Springer, Mike. Sunset In Rio. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37304)

Strayhorn, Billy . Take The “A” Train. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37301)

Piano Collections

Piano Repertoire. Romantic & 20th Century, selected by Keith Snell. Bar over bar format. Includes brief biographies of the composers. (BRM37313)

Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann: Weihnachtslieder für Klavier. Collection of 33 Christmas songs selected by Marianne Magolt and Willi Draths. (BRM37316)

Musical Gems Of Great Masters, Book 1. A collection of various piano pieces compiled by Hans Bodenmann. For piano in bar by bar format. (BRM37284)

Musical Gems of Great Masters, Book 2. A collection of various piano pieces compiled by Hans Bodenmann. For piano in bar by bar format. (BRM37285)

Method Books

Piano

Alain, Marie-Claire. Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours: dix petites pièces faciles pour piano. Ten short, easy pieces for piano for young learners, built around the theme of “Around the World in 80 Days.” Section by section format. (BRM37277)

Bastien, James.

Technic Lessons, Primer Level. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM24685)

Technic Lessons. Level 1.  For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM24737)

Technic Lessons. Level 3. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM30960)

Bastien, Jane Smisor.

Piano Solos. Primer Level. In bar over bar format. (BRM24694)

Piano Solos. Level 2. In bar over bar format. (BRM25714)

Piano Solos. Level 3. In bar over bar format. (BRM25705)

Piano Solos, Level 4. In bar over bar format. (BRM30561)

The Music Tree: Time to Begin. Activities. By Steve Betts. Activities book for “Time to Begin,” the primer level of The Music Tree series. Lesson book available at BRT37089. (BRT37090)

The Music Tree: A Plan For Musical Growth at the Piano: Time to Begin. Lesson Book. By Frances Clark. “Time to Begin” is the primer level of The Music Tree series. The accompanying Activities book is available at BRT37090. Contracted English braille text and braille music, in bar-over-bar and single-line formats.  (BRT37089)

Emonts, Fritz. Europäische Klavierschule: The European piano method = Méthode de piano européenne. Band 1. Features of the Emonts method: songs from many European countries, pupils begin to play without music notation, improvisation and playing on the black keys, development of listening skills and aural awareness, simple and logical learning structure, many duets. Section by section format.(BRM37319)

Hirschberg, David. Technic Is Fun: Book 1. Selected studies for piano in bar by bar format (BRM37323)

Polyphones Klavierspiel, (Polyphonic Piano-Playing), Heft II: Dreistimmigkeit und freie Mehrstimmigkeit. Book 2 of Polyphonic Piano Playing: Three-Part and Free Polyphony. Exercises designed to prepare students for the manual, aural, and mental demands made by the polyphony of Johann Sebastian Bach. Section by section format. (BRM37318)

Band Instruments

Pearson, Bruce and Ryan Nowlin

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method. E flat or Tenor Horn, Book 2. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37312)

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method. Euphonium or Baritone in bass clef, Book 2. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37311)

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method, F Horn/French Horn, Book 2. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37310)

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method. B flat Trumpet/Cornet, Book 3. Single line, line by line, and bar over bar formats. (BRM37276)

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method. E flat Tuba, Book 2. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37299)

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method. Trombone, Book 2. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37298)

Tradition Of Excellence. Comprehensive Band Method. E flat Alto Saxophone, Book 3. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37297)

Voice

Anderson-Lopez, Kristen and Robert Lopez. Let It Go: From Disney’s Animated Feature “Frozen” (Demi Lovato Version: Piano, Vocal, Guitar). Vocal part with chord symbols and lyrics in line by line format. Piano accompaniment in bar over bar format. (BRT37269)

Armstrong, Louis. Louis Armstrong. Original Keys for Singers. Voice and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37335)

Fitzgerald, Ella. Ella Fitzgerald. Original Keys for Singers. Voice and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37253)

Legend, John. All of Me: For Piano, Vocal. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37262)

Liszt, Franz.

Missa Choralis: For Mixed Choir And Organ: Soprano. Soprano chorus part to Missa Choralis by Franz Liszt in line by line format. (BRT37303)

Missa Choralis: For Mixed Choir And Organ: Alto. Alto part for the Missa Choralis by Franz Liszt in line by line format. (BRT37258)

Missa Choralis: For Mixed Choir and Organ: Tenor. Tenor chorus part to Missa Choralis by Franz Liszt in line by line format. (BRT37259)

Missa Choralis: For Mixed Choir and Organ: Bass. Bass chorus part to Missa Choralis by Franz Liszt in line by line format. (BRT37260)

Missa Choralis: For Mixed Choir and Organ: Organ. Organ part to Missa Choralis by Franz Liszt for organ and S.A.T.B.chorus in bar over bar format. (BRT37261)

Mitchell, Joni. Joni Mitchell Anthology: Voice, Melody, And Chords. Popular songs as performed by Joni Mitchell on various sound recordings; words and music by Mitchell. Voice with lyrics and chord symbols in line by line format, plus guitar chord diagrams. Piano in bar over format. (BRM37264)

From the motion picture “Once” by Hansard, Glen and Marketa Irglova.

All the Way Down. For vocal, piano, and guitar in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37275)

Falling Slowly. For vocal, guitar, and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37273)

The Hill. For vocal, guitar, and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37274)

Schubert, Franz. Lachen und weinen: Laughter and Sighs, op. 59, no. 4. For Soprano or Tenor and Piano. In bar over bar format. (BRM06762)

Sondheim, Stephen.

Into the Woods: Film Version. As performed in the Disney film adaptation. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37270)

Children Will Listen: Film Version. Voice and piano. From the film version of “Into the Woods” in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37272)

No One Is Alone. From the film version of “Into the Woods” for voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37271)

Swift, Taylor.

All You Had to Do Was Stay. Vocal part with lyrics and chord symbols in line by line format. Piano part in bar over bar format. (BRT37287)

Begin Again: Inspired by J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 208, Sheep May Safely Graze. Arranged for solo piano by The Piano Guys Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson. As performed by Taylor Swift. Bar over bar format. (BRT37266)

Shake It Off. Voice part with lyrics and chord symbols in line by line format. Piano part in bar over bar format. (BRT37288)

This Love. Voice part with lyrics and chord symbols in line by line format. Piano part in bar over bar format. (BRT37289)

Of course, we keep adding materials every week for you. Feel free to let us know which titles you enjoyed most in the comment section below. To receive hard copies of these titles, or find other music materials you can check out from the Music Section, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-424-8567 ext. 2.

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

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.

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

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.

New BARD Additions: August 2021

This month, the NLS Music Section has added many new materials to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), including songs by Adele, Johnny Cash, and Broadway’s Robert Lopez! There are also new piano lessons from Bill Brown and new transcriptions of the Tradition of Excellence concert band method. Read on to learn more about our latest digital offerings!

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: C–Cash, Canada, and CELA

Explore all the new Johnny Cash braille music scores in our collection and learn about how the NLS Music Section acquired them from Canada’s Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), thanks to the Marrakesh Treaty!

In Celebration of the Harlem Cultural Festival

This blog posts celebrates the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival and provides a list of materials available from the NLS Music Section and greater NLS Collection relating to the music and artists featured in the festival.

A Moveable Musical Feast: New Music Appreciation Talking Books!

Have you ever wondered what music sounds like in Zimbabwe, Colombia, or Hawaii? Well, prepare your ears for a global journey of sonic discovery! This week the NLS Music Section is taking you around the world in sound. In today’s blog post, we want to share some of the incredible musical voyages that await you in our collection of Music Appreciation talking books.

New BARD additions: June 2021

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