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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.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about one of our newest items acquired via the Marrakesh Treaty: Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano. Commissioned by the Library of Congress and dedicated to Jean-Pierre Rampal , the Sonata has become a standard in the repertoire.

New BARD Additions: August 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in August 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

Alternatives to Braille: 19th-Century Experiments in Tactile Music Notation in the United States

Did you know that systems of tactile music notation were created in the United States in the 19th century, long before braille music became the standard? Today, we will learn about two of these systems, both of which were developed at the New York Institute for the Blind.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: The Music of Khruangbin

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we uncover another “hidden gem” in our collection. Join us for a deep dive into the music of the Texas-based Thai funk band Khruangbin.

New BARD Additions: July 2022

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in July 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

Junior Fellows Enhance Discoverability of Music Resources Related to Blind Musicians–Part 2

This is a guest blog post by Library of Congress Junior Fellow Analisa Caso. Analisa describes her contributions to the NLS Music Section during the 10-week-long program.