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New BARD Additions: October 2019

We have reached the final day of October, so it is time to let you know about new music available from the NLS Music Section. All of them can be downloaded from BARD:


Jessel, Leon. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers: March for Piano Accordion (BRM23454)

Rosas, Juventino. Over the Waves (Sobre le olas): Waltz for Piano Accordion (BRM23455)

Chamber Music

Bach, J.S. Ricercare a 6: For Any 6 instruments. Parts and full scores in two volumes. (BRM36728)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Trio III in C Minor, op. 1, no. 3, for Piano, Violin and Cello (BRM22111)


Galway, James, arr. Three Nocturnes: Field, Chopin, Boulanger (BRM36729)

Pessard, Émile. Andalouse: For Flute with Piano Accompaniment, op. 20 (BRM36727)

Music Theory

Christ, William. Workbook I: Materials and Structure of Music (BRM21215)

Piano and Organ

Bach, C.P.E. Fantasia in C, Wq. 61/6 (BRM36730)

Bach, J.S. Aria con variazioni: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (BRM36802)

Organ Works Volume 2: The Organ Chorale Preludes from the Leipzig Autograph. The second volume of the Bärenreiter Urtext edition of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach. (BRM36800)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonate No. 12, op. 26 in A-flat Major (BRM29806)

Chopin, Frédéric. Ballade no. 2, op. 38 (BRM36064)

Konzert in F Minor, für Klavier und Orchester, op. 21: Mit Begleitung eines zweiten Klaviers (Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, op. 21, arranged for two pianos) (BRM21390)

Polonezy: bez opus nr. 14, 15, 16 (Polonaises, nos. 14, 15, 16) (BRM08385)

Glover, David Carr. Piano Student: Level One (BRM22060)

Heacox, Arthur Edward. Keyboard Training in Harmony: Book B (BRM20286)

Mozart, W.A. Sonata in C, K. 330 (BRM34785)

Steiner, Eric. One, Four, Five: A Folio for the Young Pianist (BRM22082)

Pace, Robert. Music for Piano: Book 3 (BRM22066)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei. Prelude II: B-flat Minor, op. 32 (BRM22098)

Shostakovich, Dmitri. Children’s Album for Piano Solo (BRM22089)

4 Preludes, op. 34: 13, 16, 17 and 24 (BRM22110)

Popular Music

Popular Music Lead Sheets No. 129. Contains: “Ships,” “House of Love,” “Crazy for You,” “Chicken Fried,” and “Everytime You Go Away” (BRM36799)


Mittell, Philipp. Violin Classics, Book 2 (BRM00867)

Voice and Choir

Armstrong, Harry C. Sweet Adeline. For medium voice and piano. (BRM06902)

Duparc, Henri. 12 Songs. For voice and piano. (BRM13422)

Mennin, Peter. Bought Locks. For SSA choir with piano (BRM22057)

Poulenc, Francis. “Air grave” from Airs Chantés. For soprano. (BRM22102)

“Air Vif” from Airs Chantés. For soprano (BRM22103)

“Air Champêtre” from Airs Chantés. For soprano. (BRM22104)

Ravel, Maurice. Five Greek Folk Songs (Mélodies populaires grecques) (BRM22131)

Pièce en forme de Habenara. For soprano (BRM22105)

McHose, Allen Irvine. Sight-Singing Manual (BRM20899)

Purcell, Henry. The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation. Soprano part only. (BRM22106)

Segurola, Andres de, ed. Deanna Durbin Album of Favorite Songs and Arias, Book One (BRM22015)

Thompson, Randall. The Testament of Freedom. Arranged for mixed voices by the composer. (BRM36798)

And now, two items for those who think  the significance of October 31. Enjoy these Halloween treats!

Bantock, Sir Granville. Goblin Gold (BRM02180)

Ravel, Maurice. Gaspard de la Nuit (BRM00715)

If you wish to order hard copies of any of the above materials, please contact the music section by email ([email protected]) or by phone (1-800-424-8567, ext. 2).

Happy Fourth!

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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!

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New BARD Additions: August 2018

The hot and hazy dog days of summer are here, but the NLS Music Section has been working diligently to provide digital music books and scores for our patrons to access instantly. Take a look at the audiobooks and braille scores we have made available on NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) during the […]

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: B (Part 2 – Bischoff, John W.)

John Bischoff was an American composer and organist who worked at the First Congregational Church in Washington, D.C. from 1874 until his death in 1909. Blind since the age of two, Bischoff attended the Wisconsin School for the Blind and later studied singing and organ before moving to Washington, D.C. His obituary from the May […]