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New BARD Additions: October 2021

Welcome to the October roundup the Music Section’s BARD additions. This month, we added a variety of piano music as well as some works for chorus, organ, and even one for percussionists! We’ve also continued to add to our music appreciation talking book collection with more titles from the Smithsonian Folkways. 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]

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

Talking Books

Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways (DBM03988)
“A sampler from various Folkways releases of folk music from North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, including “old-time” fiddle and banjo pieces, early bluegrass, [and] traditional ballads, with a special emphasis on Appalachian vocal traditions”–Publisher’s note.

Classic Piano Blues: from Smithsonian Folkways (DBM03990)
Storyville nightclubs, Beale Street juke joints, gambling houses, barrelhouse bars in the lumber and turpentine camps of East Texas–these were the places African American piano bluesmen called home. Born of ragtime and hard times, the piano blues migrated with its players from the deep South to the urban North. Classic Piano Blues revisits raucous boogie-woogie and blues legends Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Champion Jack Dupree, Speckled Red, Meade “Lux” Lewis, Lead Belly, Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, and more, in 20 tracks drawn from the well of the Folkways Collections.

The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: Concert and Conversation (DBM04396)
An intimate panel discussion and concert sampling Herbert’s operetta classics, including “Babes in Toyland,” “Naughty Marietta,” and moments from the Ziegfield Follies. Rediscover an important composer and cellist who influenced Antonín Dvořák, and later, great American musical theater figures like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins. Hosted by the Library’s Loras John Schissel with William Hicks (music director/pianist), Rebecca Luker (vocalist), Ron Raines (vocalist), Aaron Lazar (vocalist), Korliss Uecker (vocalist) and Jerry Grossman (cellist). Produced by the Music Division at the Library of Congress.

Braille

Choral
Rao, Doreen. We Will Sing!: Choral Music Experience for Classroom Choirs. ”This practical music curriculum is a performance-based textbook for music classrooms designed for children ages 9 and older. Beginning with the basics of how to produce a good singing tone, introducing basic music theory, reading and ear training and progressing into unison choral singing and easy part-singing, this 243-page book offers an insightful, practical approach to classroom music.” –Publisher’s note (BRT37357)

Organ
Ginastera, Alberto. Toccata, Villancico and Fuga: Organ. For organ in bar over bar format (BRM34843)

Liszt, Franz. Präludium und Fuge über den Namen “Bach”: für die Orgel. For organ in paragraph format (BRM25882)

Messiaen, Olivier. La nativité du Seigneur: neuf méditations pour orgue = The Birth Of The Lord: Nine Meditations for Organ. For organ in section by section format (BRT37381)

Persichetti, Vincent. Sonatine for Organ: Pedals Alone: Op. 11. For organ in section by section format (BRM28327)

Smetana, Bedřich and Antonín Dvořák. Orgelwerke. A selection of organ works composed by Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák. For organ in section by section format (BRT37354)

Percussion
Tagawa, Rick. Inspirations Diabolique: Percussion Solo. For various percussion instruments in single line format (BRM28321)

Piano
Alexander, Dennis
Reflections. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37345)
Zigzag. From the Royal Conservatory’s Celebration Series, Piano Repertoire, Level 6. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37359)

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Minuet in G major: BWV Anh. 116. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37358)

Bartók, Béla. Little Etude. From Mikrokosmos, Book 3 for piano in bar over bar format (BRT37379)

Bastien, James W
Beginning Piano for Adults. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM22805)
Technic Lessons, Level 2. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM32009)
Technic Lessons, Level 4. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM32017)

Bender, Joanne
After the Rain. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37344)
Gentle Breeze. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37349)

Copland, Aaron. In Evening Air. Written by Aaron Copland for the short film “The Cummington Story” in 1945. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37371)

Czerny, Carl. Etude in F major: op. 777, no. 22. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37350)

Debussy, Claude. Masques, for the Piano. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM20441)

Diamond, David. Eight Piano Pieces. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM28319)

Donkin, Christine. Peace Country Hoedown. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37169)

Gade, Niels. Barcarole: op. 19, no. 5. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37376)

Galuppi, Baldassare. Sonata in D major: op. 1, no. 4. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37364)

Ginastera, Alberto. Three Latin Pieces: Cuyana ; Norteña ; Criolla. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM35090)

Glinka, Mikhail. Variations on a Russian Folk Song: Among the Gentle Valleys. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37373)

Granados, Enrique. La Mendiga: The Beggar Woman: op. 1, no. 2. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37372)

Grieg, Edvard. Solitary Traveler: op. 43, no. 2. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37362)

Grill, Joyce. Solitude. From the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Celebration Series, Piano Etudes, Level 4. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37352)

Hook, James. Sonatina in B flat major: op. 12, no. 5. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37176)

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. Rondo in C major: op. 52, no. 6. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37365)

Joio, Norman Dello. Mountain Melody. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37174)

Ibert, Jacques. The Sleigh Ride. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37377)

Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich. Rondo-toccata: op. 60, no. 4. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37167)

Kinney, Forrest. Young Ludwig Exploring. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37175)

Kuhlau, Friedrich. Sonatina in C major: op. 88, no. 1. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37360)

Liszt, Franz. Funérailles: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, Nr. 7. For piano in section by section format (BRM37341)

Mier, Martha. Red Satin Jazz. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37173)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. Consolation: op. 30, no. 3. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37363)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Klavierstücke. A collection of piano works by W.A. Mozart arranged from utext editions in section by section format (BRM37342)
Notenbuch für Wolfgang = Notebook for Wolfgang. For piano in section by section format. According to this edition, the composer is anonymous, however it has been attributed to Leopold Mozart on occasion (BRM37343)

Norton, Christopher
Fantasy Bossa. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37168)
The Highlands. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37378)
Microjazz Piano Duets I: Graded Piano Duets in Popular Styles. Book 1 of “Microjazz Piano Duets” (one piano, four hands) in section by section format (BRM37366)
More Microjazz Piano Duets II: Graded Piano Duets in Popular Styles. Book 2 of “Microjazz Piano Duets” (one piano, four hands) in section by section format (BRM37367)
Positively Swinging. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37346)
Ringing Changes. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37380)

Piazzolla, Astor, et al.
Tango Nuevo for Piano Solo: 10 Modern Tangos from Argentina for Piano. For piano in section by section format (BRT37355)
Tango Nuevo for Piano Solo: 10 Modern Tangos from Argentina for Piano (Volume 2). For piano in section by section format (BRT37356)

Poole, Clifford. Nocturne. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37171)

Porter-Snell, Keith. Piano repertoire: Level One: Romantic & 20th Century. For piano in bar over bar format. Includes brief biographies of the composers (BRM37336)

Rebikov, Valdimir. Silhouettes: op. 31: Nine Childhood Pictures for the Piano.  For piano in bar over bar format (BRM00387)

Schoenmehl, Mike.
The Somersault King. From the Royal Conservatory’s Celebration Series, Piano Etudes, Level 4. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37353)
Dance of the Martians. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37172)

Schumann, Robert. Mignon: op. 68, no. 35. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37351)

Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich. 2 preludes: op. 67 [from] Skrjabin Klavierwerke III, Préludes, Poèmes und andere Stücke. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM24343)

Seixas, Carlos. Allegro in B flat major. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37361)

Smetana, Bedřich. Toccatina in B flat major. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37374)

Springer, Mike. Foggy Day Blues. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37347)

Telfer, Nancy. When the Planets are Aligned. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37348)

Traum, Happy. Ragtime Piano. Ragtime Piano by Homespun Tapes is a collection of braille music from print material that accompanies DBM00420. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM27940)

Turina, Joaquín. Miniaturas: Eight Little Pieces for Piano. For piano in bar over bar format (BRM28572)

Vandall, Robert D. Rock Zone. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37170)

Villa-Lobos, Heitor. O Polichinelo: Punch. “O polichinelo” (or “Punch”), no. 7 from Book 1 (As Bonecas/The Dolls) of Prole do bebê (The Baby’s Family), a collection of character pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. For piano in bar over bar format (BRT37375)

Vocal
Bloye, Richard. The Lord Shall Wipe All Tears Away. For tenor voice and piano in bar by bar format (BRM06044)

Cetera, Peter. Wishing You Were Here. As performed by Chicago for voice and guitar. Line by line format (BRM27687)

Ravel, Maurice. Chanson romanesque: Don Quichote à Dulcinée: 3 poèmes de Paul Morand. For baritone voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats (BRM28323)

Wind Instruments
Pezel, Johann. Hora Decima: Volume 2: 40 Turmsonaten. For 2 trumpets and 3 trombones in section by section format (BRM37368)

Pearson, Bruce. Tradition Of Excellence: Book 3, Oboe Comprehensive Band Method. For oboe in single line and bar over bar formats (BRM37337)

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring and Celebrating Our Diversity

With talking books from the NLS Music Section, you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at any time of year! Check out the new music appreciation books and music lessons we have to offer!