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Schumann’s Character Pieces

For this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog post, our Braille Music Specialist Timothy Jones discusses Robert Schumann and one of his sets of Character Pieces for piano, “Scenes from Childhood.”

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: The Life and Music of Muddy Waters

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, our “Hidden Gems” series takes us to the Mississippi Delta as we learn about the life and music of Muddy Waters.

New BARD Additions: May 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in May 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

Song Stories: Just the Facts!

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the legal drama surrounding one of the most recognizable musical themes in television history, “Dragnet.”

New BARD Additions: April 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in April 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

It’s National Library Week!

This week we are celebrating National Library Week! This year’s Honorary Chair, Molly Shannon, honors the work of her favorite librarian–her mother. Read on to learn more about the history and importance of National Library Week.

New BARD Additions: March 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in March 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: I—Charles Ives and the Concord Sonata

As we continue our A to Z journey through the NLS Music Collection, we take a closer examination of the Piano Sonata no. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” by Charles Ives, otherwise known as the “Concord Sonata.”

New BARD Additions: February 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in February 2022 by he NLS Music Section.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Francis “Frank” Johnson

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we look at the incredible life of Francis “Frank” Johnson (1792-1844). Celebrate Black History Month with us as we pay tribute to an African American composer, band leader, and pioneer.