This blog post takes a look at the life and music of John Cage, along with relevant materials from the NLS Music Collection.
Check out the most recent uploads of music materials for BARD, August 2020.
It is the end of July, and it’s time to let you know about the new audio and braille scores now available on BARD.
This blog take a brief look at the life of composer Domenico Scarlatti, and lists materials by and about him in the NLS music collection.
Independence Day has many associations: fireworks, barbecues, parades, and iconic military bands. In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, Carter Rawson explores the history behind one of our greatest national treasures, the United States Army Band.
We added more talking books and braille music for your enjoyment! This includes more Smithsonian Folkways recordings, a book on piano tuning, and braille music for piano, voice, violin, organ, and woodwinds.
In this post, we celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday and list materials available from NLS about Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and their music.
This post discusses performances by pianist Van Cliburn and some of the music he performed.
This month we have a veritable bonanza of new talking books and braille music that we’ve added to BARD for your enjoyment! This includes two new podcasts from Smithsonian Folkways, a Nat King Cole songbook, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and braille music for flute and piano.
As with many songs, “Take Five” has a story that is more encompassing than just the notes on the page or the sounds from a recording. It talks about overcoming obstacles, articulating a creative vision, and seizing upon spontaneity. In this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog, our series “Song Stories” explores the “Cool Jazz” standard, “Take Five.”