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New BARD Additions: July 2020

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. If you wish to borrow these or any other selections in the music collection, please call the NLS Music Section at 800-424-8567 (choose option 2), email us at [email protected], or go to our website.

New Talking Books from Bill Brown

Piano by Ear
Gavotte in G minor – J.S. Bach, BWV 822 (DBM04193)
Bourrée in E minor – J.S. Bach, BWV 996 (DBM04191)
Clair de Lune – Debussy (DBM04192)
Adagio – Albinoni (DBM04190)

Guitar by Ear
Too Late: in the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington (DBM04188)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Walking the Basses (DBM04189)
That’s What the Blues is All About: in the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington (DBM04187)
Never is a Long Time: in the style of Glass Harp (DBM04186)
Loneliest Road that I Know: in the style of Guy Davis (DBM04184)
Lookin’ Out My Back Door: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04185)
Layla: in the style of Derek and the Dominoes (DBM04183)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: in the style of U2 (DBM04182)
I Feel Fine: in the style of The Beatles (DBM04181)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04180)
A Hard Day’s Night: in the style of The Beatles (DBM04179)
Guilty: in the style of the Bee Gees (DBM04178)
Fortunate Son: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04177)
Ever Be: in the style of Bethel Worship (DBM04176)
La Comelona: in the style of El Baquero (DBM04175)
Chained to You: in the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington (DBM04174)
Born on the Bayou: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04173)

 

Braille Music Scores

Accordion

Frosini, Pietro. Rhapsodie no. 3 for Accordion solo. Bar over bar format. (BRM22857)

Instructional

Pearson, Bruce, and Nowlin, Ryan. Percussion Book 1 from Tradition of Excellence : Comprehensive Band Method. Performance-centered percussion method book that presents a systematic comprehensive musicianship curriculum. Level/grade: 1. Single line and ensemble score formats. (BRM36863)

Organ

Near, Gerald. Suite for organ. Bar over bar format. (BRM22832)

Piano

Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich. Sonatina in C major. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22850)

Milhaud, Darius. Touches Noir. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22861)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei. Prelude VII. For piano in bar over bar and open score formats. (BRM22132)

Rubinstein, Anton. Romance in F, op. 26, no. 1. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00413)

Scarlatti, Domenico. Pastorale, K. 9. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00417)

Schuman, Ethel, and Sechak, Stephen. Shenandoah: Across the Wide Missouri. Arranged for piano in bar over bar format. Verse text is included in prefatory material. BRM22825

Skalkottas, Nikos. Passacaglia. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22833)

Wagner, Richard. Album Sonate. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22813)

Vocal

Allan, Larry; Reaves, Lindsay; Rend Collective (Musical group). The Praise & Worship Fake Book: Melody, Lyrics, Chords for all “C” Instruments. Melody with lyrics and chord symbols for more than 400 songs. Line by line format. 11 volumes. (BRM36862)

Bacharach, Burt. Promises, Promises. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22824)

Carissimi, Giacomo. Vittoria, mio core! Arranged for voice and piano. This file contains the soprano solo part only in line by line format. (BRM22830)

Floys, Carlisle. Pilgrimage. For low voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM22823)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Come scoglio immoto resta: from Cosi fan tutte. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM22859)

West, Hedy. Five Hundred Miles. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. Lyrics precede piano part in contracted braille. (BRM22827)

We hope you enjoy these new selections! We also appreciate hearing from our patrons, so please feel free to leave us a comment below and let us know what you think about these new offerings. Enjoy your summer!

New BARD Additions: May 2020

This month we have a veritable bonanza of new talking books and braille music that we’ve added to BARD for your enjoyment! This includes two new podcasts from Smithsonian Folkways, a Nat King Cole songbook, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and braille music for flute and piano.

New BARD Additions: February 2020

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.

New BARD Additions: January 2020

It’s the end of January, and time to let you know about new materials 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.

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 […]

Carnegie Hall of the South: Nashville’s Musical Legacy, Part 2

This is the second half of a two-part post on Nashville’s musical history and related books in the NLS Music Collection. Read the first part here: Athens of the South: Nashville’s Musical Legacy, Part 1. Nashville’s most famous music venue, the Ryman Auditorium, was completed in 1892 and was originally a church called the Union […]

Bernstein at 100

When I was in grade school, our chorus teacher let us hear a record called What Is Jazz (DBM00704), where tone color, blue notes, syncopation, and other aspects of jazz were described by a man named Leonard Bernstein (I assumed that he was a jazz piano player). By sixth grade I was listening to classical music […]