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New BARD Additions: February 2023

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in February 2023 by the NLS Music Section.

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Song Stories: Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, we learn the story behind Stevie Wonder's song, "Happy Birthday."

This photo depicts a person accessing BARD mobile on a digital device. The screen of the device is visibile with the BARD mobile app open.

New BARD Additions: January 2023

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in January 2023 by the NLS Music Section.

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Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Béla Bartók’s “Allegro Barbaro”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

This week, learn more about how ancient dialects influenced the composition of one of Bela Bartok's most famous works, "Allegro Barbaro."

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Remembering Ned Rorem

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

Ned Rorem, who passed away last month at the age of 99, left behind a wealth of music and literature. For this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about Rorem's life and creative works.

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Let’s Go to the Movies!: James Bond

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This week's blog post examines the music from the James Bond films through the years and provides resources available from the NLS Music Section.

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New BARD Additions – October 2022

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog lists our October additions to the BARD (Braille & Audio Reading Download) site.

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Song Stories: Camille Saint-Saëns and “Danse macabre”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, we take a deep dive into a piece that is often associated with the October tradition of Halloween: "Danse macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns.