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New BARD Additions–March & April 2019

Read about the braille music scores and books that we’ve added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) during the past two months!

From Anderson to Zaninelli: Audio Lessons for Classical Singing

Learn to sing classical art songs and arias with audio lessons available from the NLS Music Section!

New BARD Additions – January 2019

This post is an overview of the braille music books added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) over the past month.

Hoffman’s Tales

This blog post highlights some of the pieces in the NLS Music collection inspired by the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was born on this day in 1776.

New BARD Additions – December 2018

This blog gives an overview of the digitized material added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) in December 2018.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: H (Part 2 – Hibbler, Albert George “Al”)

A brief glimpse at the life of Al Hibbler and some materials relating to him in the NLS Music Collection.

New BARD Additions: September 2018

It’s the last week of September, and time to list some recent braille music acquisitions. You may call to request hard copies, or you may download them from the BARD site. Sorry, no recordings this week, but we hope there will be some very soon. Cello  Brahms, Johannes. Sonata No. 1, Op. 38 (BRM07814) Choral […]

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: G (Part 1 – Gershwin, George)

This week, we will take a look at American composer George Gershwin. George Gershwin was one of the first American composers to use both popular and classical idioms. Years before his most famous compositions were penned, he worked on Tin Pan Alley as a song plugger—that is, someone who was hired to play and promote […]

Happy Birthday Samuel Coleridge-Taylor!

British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born on August 15th in 1875. One of the more popular composers in England and the United States during the turn of the 20th century, he composed many works for choir, piano, and larger instrumental ensembles; however, his works are seldom performed today. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London to […]