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American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: A – Arkansas Traveler

Welcome to our new blog-series, in which we will feature American Music treasures available in the NLS Music Collection, starting with letter A and going through the alphabet. This blog will feature the “Arkansas Traveler” and its stories. We hope you enjoy our snapshots into American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection.

American Composers and Musicians from A-Z: X-Z (Part 2 – “Those We Missed”)

This is our last installment of the “American Composers and Blind Musicians from A to Z” series. In this post we take a look at Blind American musicians who we missed on the first round.

Best of the Music Section: 2020 Edition

Start your New Year with new music! Despite the challenges of the past year, the NLS Music Section acquired many new and exciting books and scores for our patrons to use and enjoy. See what’s on our “Best of 2020” list in braille, audio, and large print!

New BARD Additions: October 2020

The NLS Music Section is proud to announce our newest additions to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) for the month of October!

From Baroque to Bluegrass, a Globe-Trotting Instrument

Learn about the history of the mandolin and the mandolin lessons and scores that the NLS Music Section has to offer!

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.

New BARD Additions: June 2020

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.

New BARD Additions: May 2020

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.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: N (Part 1–Nickerson, Camille)

Learn about Camille Lucie Nickerson, “The Louisiana Lady,” who worked for the recognition and appreciation of Afro-Creole folk music through her scholarship, leadership, and art.