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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.

Summer Interns: Stepping In to Help Out

This summer the NLS Music Section was fortunate in having the pleasure of hosting not only one Junior Fellow, but two! Junior Fellows provide valuable services to Library of Congress staff by allowing a focus on a particular project for the benefit of the section and in turn providing experience for students in a professional […]

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: 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.

They Say It’s Your Birthday, Paul McCartney!

In this post, we celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday and list materials available from NLS about Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and their music.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: Q-R (Part 2–Quincy Jones and Richard Rodgers)

Quincy Jones (1933-) and Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) are the two composer-arranger-musicians for the subject of today’s blog. Having a career as a musician is challenging, and sometimes careers branch into other areas than performing. While not visible on stage, these areas are absolutely necessary and essential in the field. Quincy Jones (also known as ‘Q’ […]