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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.

Song Stories: Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads”

Born on July 14, 1912, Woody Guthrie earned the nickname “The Dust Bowl Troubadour” with the 1940 release of “Dust Bowl Ballads.” In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the most successful album of Guthrie’s career and how it influenced a new generation of artists.