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New BARD Additions: June 2022

Welcome to the June roundup of the NLS Music Section’s BARD additions. Summer is in full swing now, so why not check out one of our new braille titles to find that piece you’ve always wanted learn? We’ve added a wide variety of music this month, including many braille pieces for guitar, piano, and even the sitar. Looking to learn about jazz and improvisation? Check out our two new books on just that! 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 Piano by Ear

Perfect
Bill Brown teaches how to play a piano solo version of the song “Perfect” as performed by Ed Sheeran and The Piano Guys without the use of music notation (DBM04463)

You Say
Bill Brown teaches how to play a piano solo version of the song “You Say” as performed by Lauren Daigle without the use of music notation. Late Beginner arrangement (DBM04464)

Talking Books – Music Appreciation

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and Valerie Coleman: Concert and Lecture
Wrapping up our wonderful 2018-2019 season is the excellent, standard-setting Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, performing music of Felix Mendelssohn with the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki. “Edge of the seat intensity” (New York Times) is an identifying characteristic for Orpheus, known for conductorless concerts that impart the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble. It’s a rare experience to hear both a symphony and a concerto in one Coolidge Auditorium evening, especially enjoyable with electrifying partners like these. Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women caps off the concert; inspired by a Maya Angelou poem, her composition honors a trio who truly fit that description: Maya Angelou, Serena Williams, and Michelle Obama–with a final movement bearing a universal dedication: “Every Woman.” (DBM04469)

Braille books

Choral
Cain, Noble. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken: Hymn-Anthem. For mixed voices and organ with optional soprano solo. Open score format (choral parts) and bar over bar format (keyboard part) (BRM30224)

Guitar
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Siciliana. For guitar in single line format (BRM34835)

Brindle, Reginald Smith. El Polifemo de Oro: Quattro Frammenti per Chitarra. For guitar in single line format (BRM35156)

Britten, Benjamin. Folksong Arrangements. Volume 6, England. Guitar part only in single line format (BRM35149)

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario. Aranci in Fiore: per Chitarra. For guitar in single line format (BRM35154)

Ponce, Manuel M, (Manuel María). Préludes. For guitar in single line format (BRM35159)
Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas. For solo guitar in single line format (BRM35157)

Turina, Joaquín. Sonata I, II, III. For guitar in line by line format (BRM34872)

Weiss, Silvius Leopold. Fantasie: Guitar. Transcribed from the lute tablature and arranged by Deric Kennard for guitar in single line format (BRM34833)

Instructional
Diemente, Edward. Theory Analysis I: Written Exercises. Contracted braille with musical examples in single line and bar over bar formats. (BRM22858)

Jazz
Aebersold, Jamey. How to Play Jazz and Improvise: Volume 1. For C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments. Single line format with chord symbols. (BRM37665)
Volume 26: The Scale Syllabus. For all melodic instruments in single line format (BRM37677)

Haerle, Dan. A Pocket Guide to Jazz Improvisation: A Concise Summary of the Materials & Techniques Needed to Play Jazz. For any melodic instrument in single line format with chord symbols (BRM37664)

Organ
Brimhall, John. First Popular Organ Pieces: Beginning Music of Today. Arranged for organ in bar over bar format (BRM34799)

Debussy, Claude. Clair de lune. Arranged for organ by Dave Coleman in bar over bar format (BRM34824)

Jongen, Joseph. Choral: No. 4 of Four Pieces for the Organ: Op. 37. For organ in bar by bar format (BRM24970)

MacDowell, Edward. To A Wild Rose, Op. 51. Arranged for organ in bar over bar format (BRM33783)

Massenet, Jules. Meditation: from the Opera “Thaïs.” Arranged for organ in bar over bar format (BRM34780)

Persichetti, Vincent. Chorale Prelude: Drop, Drop Slow Tears, Op. 104. For organ in bar over bar format (BRM30226)

Other Instrumental
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. Trumpet Concerto. Trumpet part only in single line format (BRM34967)

Feinberg, Josh. Hal Leonard Sitar Method: Deluxe Edition. For sitar in single line format (BRM37660)

Piano
Bartók, Béla. Nine Little Piano Pieces: Piano. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM34815)

Burnam, Edna Mae. A Dozen A Day: Book One: Technical Exercises for the Piano to be Played Each Day before Practicing.  For piano in bar over bar format (BRM22377)
A Dozen A Day: Book Two: Technical Exercises for the Piano to be Done Each Day before Practicing. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM22378)
A Dozen A Day: Book Three: Technical Exercises for the Piano to be Done Each Day before Practicing. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM22379)

Chastek, Winifred Knox. Keyboard Skills: Sight Reading, Transposition, Harmonization, Improvisation. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM22865)

Debussy, Claude. Prelude XI (La danse de Puck). For piano in bar over bar format (BRM34842)

Dett, R. Nathaniel. Magnolia: Suite for Piano. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM00167)

Diller, Angela. Airs and Dances of the Eighteenth Century. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM00168)

Chopin, Frédéric. Etude: op. 10, no. 12. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM36232)

Kraehenbuehl, David. Keyboard Theory: Book One. In contracted braille with musical examples in single line format (BRM23816)

Liszt, Franz. “Chapelle de Guillaume Tell”: from Années de pèlerinage: Première Année – Suisse. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM37666)

Schumann, Robert. Arabeske, op. 18: Blumenstück, op. 19: nach den Erst Ausgaben. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM29995)

Stravinsky, Igor. Le sacre du printemps: Introduction to Part II. Arranged for piano, four hands by the composer. Bar over bar format (BRM34719)

Popular
Christmas Songs: Words, Guitar Chords and Melody. For organ, piano, guitar and chord organ. Includes lyrics with guitar chords and melody. Line by line format (BRM27964)

Lloyd Webber, Andrew. Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. For piano and voice, in line by line, short score, and bar over bar formats (BRM26895)

String Instruments
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Trio: Op. 1 No. 1 for Piano, Violin, and Violoncello. Full score in bar over bar format (BRM18029)

Debussy, Claude. Sonate Pour Violoncello et Piano. For cello and piano in bar over bar and section by section formats (BRM34993)

Hindemith, Paul. Sonate, op. 25, no.3: Violoncello Solo. For violoncello in single line format (BRM34826)

Paganini, Nicolò. Sonata 6: From Six Sonatas, Opus 3. For violin and piano in single line and bar over bar formats (BRM34985)

Suzuki, Shinʼichi. Suzuki Violin School: Volume 8. For violin in single line format (BRM37662)

Wieniawski, Henri. Scherzo-Tarentelle: Opus 16. For violin and piano in single line and bar over bar formats (BRM34976)

Vocal
Danhauser, A, (Adolphe). Singing Exercises = Solfège des Solfèges: Volume 1A. Instructional text in contracted braille, musical examples in line by line format (BRM23104)

Dietrich, Robert J. The Most Requested Bossa Nova & Samba Songs: Piano, Vocal, Guitar. For voice and piano, with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM37661)

Gounod, Charles. Ave Maria: (Sacred Song Adapted From The First Prelude Of J.S. Bach). For medium voice in B-flat and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM34866)

Mahler, Gustav. Das Lied von der Erde = The Song of the Earth. For tenor and contralto voice in line by line format (BRM23983)
Leider eines Fahrenden Gesellen: Songs of a Wayfarer. For low voice with piano arrangement of orchestral accompaniment. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM30200)

Manzanero, Armando. It’s Impossible: Somos Novios: Dance. For voice and piano in bar over bar and line by line formats with chord symbols (BRM20928)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Vesperae Solennes de Confessore: K.V. 339. Alto chorus part only in line by line format (BRM34975)

Paton, John Glenn. 26 Italian Songs and Arias: An Authoritative Edition Based on Authentic Sources. For medium-high voice and piano. Line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM37663)

Schumann’s Character Pieces

For this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog post, our Braille Music Specialist Timothy Jones discusses Robert Schumann and one of his sets of Character Pieces for piano, “Scenes from Childhood.”

New BARD Additions: May 2022

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

New BARD Additions: April 2022

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

New BARD Additions: March 2022

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

New BARD Additions: February 2022

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

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!

Folk Music and Music Education: Zoltán Kodály

Today we celebrate the birthday of Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and music pedagogue Zoltán Kodály. We take a look at his life and his works available in the NLS Music Collection.

Get Back! Beatles Materials in the NLS Collection

This week’s blog post talks about the recent documentary “Get Back,” and provides books about learning Beatles music, and books about The Beatles.