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New BARD Additions: July 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. If you wish to borrow these or any other selections in the music collection, please call the NLS Music Section at 800-424-8567 (choose option 2), email us at [email protected], or go to our website.

New Talking Books from Bill Brown

Piano by Ear
Gavotte in G minor – J.S. Bach, BWV 822 (DBM04193)
BourreĢe in E minor – J.S. Bach, BWV 996 (DBM04191)
Clair de Lune – Debussy (DBM04192)
Adagio – Albinoni (DBM04190)

Guitar by Ear
Too Late: in the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington (DBM04188)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Walking the Basses (DBM04189)
That’s What the Blues is All About: in the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington (DBM04187)
Never is a Long Time: in the style of Glass Harp (DBM04186)
Loneliest Road that I Know: in the style of Guy Davis (DBM04184)
Lookin’ Out My Back Door: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04185)
Layla: in the style of Derek and the Dominoes (DBM04183)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: in the style of U2 (DBM04182)
I Feel Fine: in the style of The Beatles (DBM04181)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04180)
A Hard Day’s Night: in the style of The Beatles (DBM04179)
Guilty: in the style of the Bee Gees (DBM04178)
Fortunate Son: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04177)
Ever Be: in the style of Bethel Worship (DBM04176)
La Comelona: in the style of El Baquero (DBM04175)
Chained to You: in the style of Maria Daines and Paul Killington (DBM04174)
Born on the Bayou: in the style of Creedence Clearwater Revival (DBM04173)

 

Braille Music Scores

Accordion

Frosini, Pietro. Rhapsodie no. 3 for Accordion solo. Bar over bar format. (BRM22857)

Instructional

Pearson, Bruce, and Nowlin, Ryan. Percussion Book 1 from Tradition of Excellence : Comprehensive Band Method. Performance-centered percussion method book that presents a systematic comprehensive musicianship curriculum. Level/grade: 1. Single line and ensemble score formats. (BRM36863)

Organ

Near, Gerald. Suite for organ. Bar over bar format. (BRM22832)

Piano

Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich. Sonatina in C major. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22850)

Milhaud, Darius. Touches Noir. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22861)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei. Prelude VII. For piano in bar over bar and open score formats. (BRM22132)

Rubinstein, Anton. Romance in F, op. 26, no. 1. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00413)

Scarlatti, Domenico. Pastorale, K. 9. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00417)

Schuman, Ethel, and Sechak, Stephen. Shenandoah: Across the Wide Missouri. Arranged for piano in bar over bar format. Verse text is included in prefatory material. BRM22825

Skalkottas, Nikos. Passacaglia. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22833)

Wagner, Richard. Album Sonate. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22813)

Vocal

Allan, Larry; Reaves, Lindsay; Rend Collective (Musical group). The Praise & Worship Fake Book: Melody, Lyrics, Chords for all “C” Instruments. Melody with lyrics and chord symbols for more than 400 songs. Line by line format. 11 volumes. (BRM36862)

Bacharach, Burt. Promises, Promises. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22824)

Carissimi, Giacomo. Vittoria, mio core! Arranged for voice and piano. This file contains the soprano solo part only in line by line format. (BRM22830)

Floys, Carlisle. Pilgrimage. For low voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM22823)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Come scoglio immoto resta: from Cosi fan tutte. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM22859)

West, Hedy. Five Hundred Miles. For voice and piano in bar over bar format. Lyrics precede piano part in contracted braille. (BRM22827)

We hope you enjoy these new selections! We also appreciate hearing from our patrons, so please feel free to leave us a comment below and let us know what you think about these new offerings. Enjoy your summer!

Remembering “Pershing’s Own” on Independence Day: Military Band Music in the NLS 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.

New BARD Additions: March 2020

Enjoy learning music from the comfort of home with the new talking books and braille music scores now available on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) from the NLS Music Section.

New BARD Additions: February 2020

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New BARD Additions: December 2019

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New BARD Additions–September 2019

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: M (Part 1—MacDowell, Edward)

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Happy Fourth!

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