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.
For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, our series “Song Stories” looks at two different takes on the month of September.
This blog post continues our series of American composers from A to Z, focusing on Virgil Thomson.
For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey–a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.
It is the end of July, and it’s time to let you know about the new audio and braille scores now available on BARD.
Independence Day has many associations: fireworks, barbecues, parades, and iconic military bands. In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, Carter Rawson explores the history behind one of our greatest national treasures, the United States Army Band.
As with many songs, “Take Five” has a story that is more encompassing than just the notes on the page or the sounds from a recording. It talks about overcoming obstacles, articulating a creative vision, and seizing upon spontaneity. In this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog, our series “Song Stories” explores the “Cool Jazz” standard, “Take Five.”
This week, as part of our series, “Song Stories,” learn more about the origins of the melody and lyric that lifted the spirits of the world during the Great Depression: “April in Paris.”
In this week’s blog, learn about Vincent Persichetti–an American composer, author, music publisher, and educator.
Now that we have reached the end of February, it’s time to let you know about new materials available from the NLS Music Section.