The Library of Congress recently inducted the 1997 film Selena into the National Film Registry. In today’s post, learn about the women who were Queens of Tejano music before Selena’s all-too-brief reign.
In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we bring you the latest offerings that have been added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Please enjoy this musical feast, and Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section!
Today we celebrate the birthday of Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and music pedagogue Zoltán Kodály. We take a look at his life and his works available in the NLS Music Collection.
Groove – Where does the term come from, and what does it mean in music? In this blog we will talk about grooves and suggest a few materials available for check-out at NLS and other related information resources available at the Library.
Progressive Rock drew its inspiration from a number of influences. For this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog post, learn more about the classical music that inspired Rush, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and many others!
November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate with us by appreciating Native American music, which expresses deep respect for the cycle of life and for nature. Consider finding out more by using NLS and Library of Congress resources.
In our alphabetical journey through the NLS Music Collection, we have arrived this month at the letter E. 2021 is the centennial of the founding of one of the world’s leading music schools, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Composers, educators, performers, and other music pioneers from this prestigious institution are represented far and wide throughout our holdings.
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!
What a Wonderful World this would be, dancing Cheek to Cheek, imagining to be Just a Gigolo: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s songbooks, and the piano version of Leonello Casucci’s memorable song, are now available as digital braille music scores for you to download from BARD. Check out this week’s blog to find these and many more new titles in the NLS Music digital collection.
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month. It is a time when we celebrate the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans that have contributed to our society in positive and meaningful ways. On our journey through the treasures of the NLS Music collection, we recently came across a wonderful work written for organ by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), the Toccata, Villancico y Fuga, Op. 18. While this work is performed by organists on a regular basis, the rest of us would benefit from learning more about both the composer and the composition.