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New BARD Additions – January 2019

Once again, it’s time to tell you about new acquisitions in the NLS Music Section. So please keep reading: you may find music composers who are new to you, as they are to me.

Violin and Piano
Grasse, Edwin. Wellenspiel [Waves at Play] (BRM36686). A concert study for violin

Voice
Dyson, George. Four Songs for Sailors: Bass part (BRM36678).

Franklin, Aretha. 20 Greatest Hits: piano, vocal, guitar (BRM36681).

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Veni Sancte Spiritus, K. 47: Soprano part (BRM36676).

Pearsall, R.L. Lay a Garland: Bass part (BRM36679).

Traditional, Krueger, arr. S’vivon (BRM36682). Traditional Hanukkah song depicting a spinning dreydl.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Three Shakespeare Songs: Second soprano part (BRM36677).

Verdi, Giuseppe. Four Sacred Pieces, No. 3: Laudi alla Vergine Maria: Second soprano part (BRM36675).

Organ
Decker, Pamela. Faneuil Hall (BRM36683). “A musical portrait of the landmark Faneuil Hall in Boston that housed pivotal meetings and events in the history of the United States …” (Publisher’s Note)

Fantasy on “Ein Feste Burg” (BRM36685). A set of continuous variations on the chorale known as “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

Passacaglia on B-A-C-H (BRM36684). A recital piece consisting of a passacaglia, pedal solo, lyrical section, and toccata.

Piano
Levitzki, Mischa. Gavotte, Op. 3 (BRM00298).

Moszkowski, Moritz. Melodie, Op. 18, No. 1 (BRM00333).

The New English Hymnal: Hymns 331-346 (BRM36680). A production of Golden Chord Braille Music Transcription Service. No words, music only.

Palmgren, Selim. May Night (BRM00367). An impressionistic piano piece by Finnish composer Selim Palmgren.

If you would like to borrow any of these books, you may download them from the BARD site, or call 1-800-424-8567, option 2, to receive a hardcopy.

New BARD Additions – December 2018

This blog gives an overview of the digitized material added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) in December 2018.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: G (Part 2–Grasse, Edwin)

Welcome to a new installment of the NLS Music Section’s journey through the alphabet to learn about musicians and composers who were blind or visually impaired. In part 2 of the letter G, we’ll meet Edwin Grasse and introduce our new violin scores catalog.