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New BARD Additions: April 2022

Welcome to the April roundup of the Music Section’s BARD additions. This month we added piano and organ music, along with choral and vocal works, to our digitized braille collection. The audio collection continues to grow with new instructional titles from Bill Brown for piano and guitar, as well as music appreciation titles from lectures here at the Library of Congress. So read on, and see 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]

Talking Books – Instructional

Guitar

The House That Built Me: For Guitar
Bill Brown teaches how to play the acoustic, electric, and slide-adapted steel guitar parts to “The House that Built me” as performed by Miranda Lambert without the use of music notation. (DBM04450)

Intro to the Guitar for the Visually Impaired, 3rd Edition
Third edition of Bill Brown’s Intro to the Guitar course for beginners. “Recently re-recorded and tracks added! This…course teaches the basics of the guitar including – Holding and tuning the guitar; The D, G, A7, E7, Bm7, Em, C, B7, D7 and F chords; The Rock Strum, Bluegrass and Waltz rhythm patterns; And all of the notes in first position. While doing this you will learn the songs “Amazing Grace,” “In the Garden,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Mountain Dew,” “Rocky Top,” “America the Beautiful,” “Buffalo Gals,” “Oh Danny Boy” and “G Boogie.” There are over 20 recorded tracks for you to listen to and play along with. The Guitar by Ear lesson “Hallelujah,” by Leonard Cohen, is also included which will teach you the actual finger-picking guitar part to this 70’s soft rock ballad. Included with the course is a toll free guitar tuning hot-line. Now anyone can learn to play the guitar; even if they are blind or visually impaired!” –Publisher’s website. (DBM04410)

Red Wing: For Guitar: In The Style of Maybelle Carter
This Guitar by Ear lesson teaches Mabelle Carter’s version of Redwing which is a great lesson in traditional flatpick style playing. The lesson starts with a full demonstration of the arrangement and then teaches the entire song in an all-audio format.” –Publisher’s website. (DBM04448)

Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer: For Guitar
Bill Brown teaches how to play the rhythm and lead guitar parts to “Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer” as performed by Popa Chubby without the use of music notation. (DBM04449)

Piano

Beauty and the Beast: For Piano
Bill Brown teaches an intermediate arrangement of the “Beauty and the Beast” on piano without the use of musical notation. (DBM04452)

Green Green Grass of Home: For Piano
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate arrangement of “Green, Green Grass of Home” by Porter Wagoner on piano without the use of musical notation. (DBM04454)

Hill Street Blues Theme: For Piano
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate arrangement of the theme from “Hill Street Blues” on piano without the use of musical notation. (DBM04447)

Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired, 3rd edition
Third edition of Bill Brown’s Intro to the Piano course for beginners. “Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired is a…course that teaches the basics of playing the piano without using any written or Braille notation. In the course the student will learn the keys of C and G, the songs Minuet in G by Bach and the Rose, and the Theme from Love Story. Even those who are totally blind can now learn to play the piano at their own pace.” –Publisher’s website. (DBM04411)

Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 1: For Piano
Bill Brown teaches an early advanced arrangement of the “Nocturne in B-flat minor” by Chopin on piano without the use of musical notation. (DBM04453)

Star Trek Into The Darkness Medley: For Piano
Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate arrangement of “London Calling” and “Enterprising Young Men” from the motion picture “Star Trek: Into the Darkness” on piano without the use of musical notation. (DBM04446)

Talking Books – Music Appreciation

African Fiddle & Banjo Echo in Appalachia: Lecture and Concert
Alan Lomax Fellow Cece Conway delivers a multimedia presentation on the instrumental and musical history of Appalachian traditional music, with illustration from African and Appalachian musicians, instruments, videos, sounds and images. This is followed by a musical presentation. (DBM04443)

#Declassified: in Search of Korngold
Considered one of the most influential film composers for early Hollywood sound-film, Erich Korngold is arguably most remembered for his swashbuckling scores for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and The Sea Hawk (1940). Yet his lyrical melodies, rich textures, virtuosic orchestration, and pronounced theatricality remain constant threads in all of his film scores–threads that continue to inspire composers in the present era, from John Williams to the late James Horner. Paul Sommerfeld, a reference specialist in the Music Division of the Library of Congress, demonstrates how Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s compositional techniques proved to be a powerful influence in defining the sound and style of music in Hollywood film. (DBM04451)

Concert and Conversation With Hubby Jenkins: Old Time Music From Brooklyn, New York
Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through America’s traditional music forms. As an integral member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and later Rhiannon Giddens band, Hubby has performed at festivals and venues around the world, earning himself both Grammy and Americana award nominations. Today he spreads his knowledge and love of old-time American music through his dynamic solo performances and engaging workshops. (DBM04442)

Braille books

Piano

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Polonaise in E Major. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37653)

Balázs, Árpád. Etude in A Minor. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37654)

Bartók, Béla. Bagatelle: op. 6, no. 11. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37651)

Chaminade, Cécile. Valse Caprice in D-flat: op. 33. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00121)

Chasins, Abram. Twenty-Four Preludes. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00122)

Chopin, Frédéric. Etude in F Minor: op. 25, no. 2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37650)

Cramm, H. L. Shadow March: op. 12, no. 8. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00149)

Durand, Auguste. Valse (E-flat). For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00179)

Frost, Bernice. Twentieth Century Piano Music. Book 3A: Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM26897)

Gurlitt, Cornelius. Cradle Song: op. 101, no. 6. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37628)
Lament: op. 203, no. 8. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37641)

Handel, George Frideric. Twenty Little Dances: Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM26487)

Kirchner, Theodor. Allegretto in C Major: op. 55, no. 10. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37656)

Lemoine, Henry. Etude in G Minor: op. 37, no. 31. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37642)
Etude in D major: op. 37, no. 17. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37655)

Liszt, Franz. The Final Years: Piano Compositions of the Late Period. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37658)

Mozart, Leopold. Notenbuch für Wolfgang: eine Auswahl der leichtesten Stücke: Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM26523)

Paderewski, Ignace Jan. Menuet: op. 14, no. 1. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00365)

Poldini, Ede. Poupée valsante (Waltzing Doll). For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00373)
The Music-Box: Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00370)

Ponce, Manuel M, (Manuel María). 20 Easy Pieces (Veinte piezas faciles): Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM26527)

Poulenc, Francis. Valse pour piano: extraite de l’album des six. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM26516)

Ravel, Maurice. Prélude: pour le piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37648)

Saint-Saëns, Camille. Wedding Cake: Caprice-Valse: pour le Piano. For two pianos, four hands, in bar over bar format. (BRM30228)

Scharwenka, Xaver. Polish Dance, Op. 3, No. 1: for the Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00419)

Schumann, Robert. Siciliano: op. 68, no. 11. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37652)

Schytte, Ludvig. Etude in D Minor: op. 68, no. 9. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37638)

Siegmeister, Elie. American Kaleidoscope: for Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM27021)

Telfer, Nancy. Halley’s Comet. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37640)

Thompson, John. Third Grade Velocity Studies. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00505)

Waxman, Donald. Etude of Alternating Double Notes. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRT37639)

Williams, John. The John Williams Piano Anthology. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM37657)

Wind Instruments

Marcello, Benedetto. Sonata 12: Twelve Solos, op. 1: Flute (Or Treble Recorder) or Violin. Single line format. (BRM35178)

Vocal

Beethoven, Ludwig van. An die ferne Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved): Op. 98. Cycle of Six Songs for High Voice. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM33675)

Grieg, Edvard. Sunshine Song: Solveig’s Song. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM00579)

Hovhaness, Alan. Three Songs. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM30525)

Choral

Ravel, Maurice. Trois beaux oiseaux de paradis: from “Trois chansons.” For SATB a capella chorus in bar over bar format. (BRM24644)

Schubert, Franz. O Be Joyful: for Mixed Voices. For mixed voices and piano in line by line and bar over bar format. (BRM32053)

Organ

Hindemith, Paul. Sonata III: Organ. For organ in bar over bar format. (BRM26341)

Wagner, Richard. Bridal March: from “Lohengrin.” For organ in bar over bar format. (BRM00806)

String Instruments

The Big Book of Christmas Songs: for Violin. In single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM37649)

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