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In Honor of Veterans Day: The Military Service of John Williams

In honor of Veterans Day, this week we will learn more about the military service of one of Hollywood’s most famous composers of film music: John Williams.

New BARD Additions – October 2022

This blog lists our October additions to the BARD (Braille & Audio Reading Download) site.

Song Stories: Camille Saint-Saëns and “Danse macabre”

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we take a deep dive into a piece that is often associated with the October tradition of Halloween: “Danse macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns.

19th-Century Tactile Music Notation in Spain

Did you know that systems of tactile music notation were created in the 19th century to enable people who were blind to read and write music? Today, we will learn about two systems that were developed and used in Spain before braille music code gained widespread adoption in the 20th century.