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New BARD Additions: July 2022

Welcome to the July roundup of the NLS Music Section’s BARD additions. This month we’ve added a large selection of new audio and braille books, including: audio instruction for piano and guitar, instruction on jazz improvisation and counterpoint in braille, and a large set of vocal and piano braille scores. There’s something for everyone in this month’s additions, so read on and find out what else is new!

Please note that all materials listed below are also available to borrow by mail, not only through BARD. Please contact the Music Section to borrow talking books on digital cartridge or to borrow hard copies of braille music. Call us at 1-800-424-8567, ext. 2, or e-mail us at [email protected]

If you are new to BARD, you may find the following links helpful: Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) and BARD Access.

Talking Books – Instructional

Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear
Let It Be: Fingerstyle Solo for Guitar
Bill Brown teaches how to play a fingerstyle guitar solo version of “Let It Be” as performed by The Beatles without the use of music notation. (DBM04477)

Isn’t She Lovely: Flat Pick Solo for Guitar
Bill Brown teaches how to play a flat pick guitar solo version of “Isn’t She Lovely” as performed by Stevie Wonder without the use of music notation. (DBM04476)

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear
The Christmas Song: for Piano
Bill Brown teaches how to play a piano solo version of “The Christmas Song” (also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) totally “by ear” without the use of music notation. (DBM04473)

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: for Piano
Bill Brown teaches how to play a piano solo version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM04472)

A Holly Jolly Christmas: for Piano (Early Intermediate Solo)
Bill Brown teaches how to play an early intermediate piano solo version of “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM04465)

Talking Books – Music Appreciation

Emerson Quartet with David Finckel, Cello: Conversation and Concert
Anne McLean of the Library of Congress Music Division speaks with cellist David Finckel and the members of the Emerson String Quartet. Following the conversation, Finckel joins his former colleagues in a performance of the Schubert string quintet, honoring the memory of a longtime mentor and a great friend of the Library of Congress, violinist Robert Mann. They also perform Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 13 in G Major, op. 106 (B. 192). (DBM04468)

Braille

Choir
McCollin, Frances. God’s Miracle of May: (Trio for Women’s Voices). For three-part chorus (SSA) and piano in paragraph format. (BRM03573)
The Nights O’spring: A Madrigal for Mixed Voices. In line by line format. (BRM04561)
O Robin, Little Robin. For chorus (SSA) and piano in paragraph format. (BRM03574)
Snowflakes: Trio for Women’s Voices. For three-part chorus (SSA) and piano in paragraph format. (BRM03575)

Vaughan Williams. Dona Nobis Pacem: Cantata. For solo voices and soprano parts in open score format. (BRM34808)

Instruction
Gibbs, George A. Modern Chord Construction and Analysis. Instructional material in contracted braille with musical examples in line by line format. (BRM23192)

Kennan, Kent Wheeler. Counterpoint workbook. Contains contracted braille with musical examples in single line format. (BRM23632)

Mehegan, John. Jazz Improvisation. 1, Tonal and Rhythmic Principles. Contains musical examples in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34870)

Other Instruments
Collins, Myron D. Artistic Snare Drum Solos: For the School Drummer. For snare drum in single line format. (BRM34800)

Popular Music Lead Sheets. No. 132. For voice and chordal accompaniment in lead sheet format with melody, words, and chord symbols. (BRM37679)

Piano
Balakirev, Mily Alekseyevich. Islamey: Fantaisie Orientale. For piano in section by section format. (BRM28005)

Chopin, Frédéric. Barcarolle, Op. 60. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM29482)
Piano Sonata in B Minor: Op. 58. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37667)

Debussy, Claude. Page d’Album: Album Leaf: Waltz For the Piano. This file contains two compositions by Claude Debussy: Page d’Album for piano in bar over bar format and Aimons-nous et Dormons for unspecified voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. This file also contains commentary by Maurice Dumesnil in contracted English braille. (BRM35442)

Haydn, Joseph. Sonata no. 1 in A-flat major H. XVI: 43. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37669)
Sonata no. 2 in C major H. XVI: 7. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37668)
Sonata no. 2 in E-flat major H. XVI: 45. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37683)
Sonata no. 4 in A major H. XVI: 30. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37684)
Sonata no. 5 in D major H. XVI: 14. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37670)
Sonata no. 5 in E-flat major H. XVI: 25. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37685)
Sonata no. 6 in A major H. XVI: 26. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37686)

Prokofiev, Sergey. Four etudes: Op. 2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM25799)
Gavotta: Op. 32, No. 3. For piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01900)

Scarlatti, Domenico. Sixty Sonatas: in Two Volumes. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM36272)

Schubert, Franz. Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major: Op. Post. D. 960. In bar over bar format. (BRT37673)

String Instruments
Brahms, Johannes. Sonate für Klavier und Violoncello, F-Dur, Op. 99. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37675)

Duport, J. L, (Jean Louis). Twenty-One Etudes for the Violoncello: Book I, Nos. 1-13. In single line format. (BRM18906)

Handel, George Frideric. 6 Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo: Sonate D Major, Op. 13, No. 1. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37672)

Schubert, Franz. Sonata in A minor: “Arpeggione,” D. 821. Arranged for viola and piano in single line and bar over bar format. (BRT37674)

Schumann, Robert. Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70. For viola and piano in single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37680)

Vocal
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Ah! Now Is My Saviour Gone: No. 36, Alto Solo from The Passion According to St. Matthew.  For alto voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM24020)
Awake, Awake, Ye Sheep That Wander. For bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34685)
Away Then, Ye Cares That So Vainly Beset Me. For bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34999)
Fare Thee Well Thou Worldly Tumult. For bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34998)
Peace, Thou Unruly Sea! For bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34997)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Duet: Jetzt, Schätzchen, Jetzt sind Wir Allein, From Fidelio: Act 1. For soprano and tenor in line by line format. (BRM34687)

Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich. The Sleeping Princess. For voice and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01712)

Cilèa, Francesco. L’arlesiana: Il Lamento di Federico. For high voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34849)

Donovan, Richard. Down By The Sally Gardens: Traditional Irish Air. Arranged for voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34852)

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero. Mattinata (‘Tis the day). Arranged for high voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34851)

Moeran, E. J, (Ernest John). Far In A Western Brookland. For medium voice and piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01714)

Paradis, Maria Theresia von. An das Klavier: Lied Für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung. For medium voice and piano in paragraph format. (BRM25208)

Rossini, Gioacchino. La Danza: Tarantella Napolitana. For soprano or tenor voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34865)

Tosti, F. Paolo, (Francesco Paolo). L’alba Separa Dalla Luce L’ombra. For unspecified voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34864)

Wind Instruments
Brahms, Johannes. Sonatas Op. 120 No. 1 in F Minor for Piano and Clarinet, or Viola and Piano. For clarinet or viola and piano in single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37676)

Hering, Sigmund. Fifteen Characteristic Etudes. For trumpet or cornet in line by line format. (BRM24019)

Jeanjean, Paul. Seize Études Modernes: Pour la Clarinette (Sixteen Modern Studies: For the Clarinet). For clarinet in section by section format. (BRM35797)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. Sonata in E-Flat: For Clarinet and Piano. In single line and bar over bar format. (BRT37671)

Sousmann, Heinrich. Twelve Light Pieces. For two flutes in single line format with in-accord symbols. (BRM33931)

New BARD Additions: June 2022

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

Italian Songs and Arias: A Tale of Two Editions

The Italian Songs and Arias compiled by Alessandro Parisotti are perennially popular, and the Alfred edition is now available in braille from the NLS Music Section. But the older Schirmer edition still has much to offer. Learn about these two editions as well as the large-print and audio resources we have to help you practice this standard vocal repertoire.

New BARD Additions: December 2021

In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we bring you the latest offerings that have been added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Please enjoy this musical feast, and Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section!

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives

Now that baseball season is well underway, the NLS Music Section invites you to learn more about “Some South-Paw Pitching” by Charles Ives.

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

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.