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New BARD additions: June 2021

Posted by: Katie Rodda

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.

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Pirates, Sorcerers, and Gondoliers: the Life of Sir Arthur Sullivan

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today we celebrate the birthday of British composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. Read about him and some of the materials by and about him in the NLS Collection.

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American Composers and Musicians from A-Z: X-Z (Part 2 – “Those We Missed”)

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This is our last installment of the "American Composers and Blind Musicians from A to Z" series. In this post we take a look at Blind American musicians who we missed on the first round.

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Rock On! “Stairway to Heaven” Turns 50

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post takes a look at "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin on the eve of its 50th birthday. Materials from the NLS Music Collection on rock music and guitars are featured.

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New BARD Additions: January 2021

Posted by: Katie Rodda

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

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American Composers and Blind Musicians from A to Z: U-V (Part 2 – Ungár, Imré)

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post continues our series of American composers and blind musicians with Hungarian pianist Imré Ungár.

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French Composers for Organ: Part Deux

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post is a continuation of a series on French composers for organ and their compositions in the NLS Music Collection. This post reviews the life and works of Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, and Maurice Duruflé

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The French Connection: French Composers for Organ

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post looks at the life of two renowned French composers for organ (Louis Vierne and Olivier Messiaen), and their compositions in the NLS Music Collection.

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Braille Music Formats: Advice from Bettye Krolick

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post is an excerpt of an article written by Bettye Krolick for the Music Section’s quarterly magazine, Musical Mainstream. The magazine is still produced by the NLS Music Section and is available to NLS patrons in braille, large print, and audio formats. Bettye Krolick was a musician, author, educator, and braille music transcriber. …