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New BARD Additions–August 2019

Greetings, music lovers! During the month of August, the NLS Music Section made the following braille music scores available to download from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Enjoy!


Bach, Johann Sebastian. Orgelwerke. Band 1, Orgel-Büchlein; Sechs Choräle von verschiedener Art (Schübler-Choräle);  Chorale-partitas; Choralpartiten. “Urtext edition based on: Johann Sebastian Bach. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, issued by the Johann Sebastian Bach Institut Göttingen and the Bach Archiv Leipzig, Series IV, Orgelwerke, Volume 1 (BA 5065-01), edited by Heinz-Harald Löhlein.” –Publisher’s note. Four volumes in bar over bar format. (BRM36795)


Williams, Richard S. Foundations for Superior Performance: Percussion. Warm-Ups and Technique for Band. Two volumes. (BRM36796)


Bach, Johann Sebastian. Twenty-four Choral [i.e. Chorale] Preludes. Compiled and arranged by Felix Guenther. One volume in bar over bar format. (BRM22129)

Bauer, Marion. Summertime Suite: 8 Pieces for Students. Transcription for piano. Each piece is preceded by a short interpretation with directions for performance. One volume in bar over bar format. (BRM12002)

Mittell, Philipp. Mittell’s Popular Graded Course for Violin and Piano: Book 1. Piano part only. One volume in bar over bar format. (BRM00864)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sonata VII: For Piano. Piano sonata in B-flat major, K. 333. One volume in bar over bar format. (BRM18912)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Sonate K. 570 for Piano for Two Hands. From a collection of sonatas edited by Köchel. One volume in bar over bar format. (BRM24814)


Mittell, Philipp. Violin Classics, Book 1. For violin and piano. Violin pieces for early intermediate level. One volume in single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM00866)

Neruda, Franz. Berceuse slave (Slavonic Cradle-Song), op. 11. For violin and piano. An early intermediate level piece for violin and piano. One volume in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM00889)


All My Trials: Folk Song from Hootenanny Song Book. For unaccompanied voice. One volume in line by line format. (BRM20471)

The Modern Soprano Operatic Album: Excerpts. Includes selections from Mefistofele, Otello, and Turandot. One volume in single line format. Soprano part only.  (BRM20542)

Van de Water, Beardsley. The Penitent. For high voice and piano. Two volumes in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM20483)

Wind Instruments

Whear, Paul W. Introduction and Invention: 1st and 2nd Horns. A duet for two French horns by American composer Paul Whear. One volume in line by line format. (BRM20472)

Whiting, George. My Blue Heaven: For Clarinet with Piano. One volume. (BRM07439)

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!

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.

A Composer for All Seasons: Benjamin Britten

This blog is a brief look at some of Benjamin Britten’s compositions and relevant materials from the NLS Music Section.

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 […]

New BARD Additions: July 2018

Read this blog and discover new materials, recorded and braille, now available from the NLS Music Section. Audio Materials All of the following are productions of Bill Brown. Banjo American Pie.  Teaches this Don McLean song without the use of music notation.  (DBM03915) Piano Bless the Broken Road. Teaches how to play “Bless the Broken […]