For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we look at the incredible life of Francis “Frank” Johnson (1792-1844). Celebrate Black History Month with us as we pay tribute to an African American composer, band leader, and pioneer.
New BARD additions, January 2022 It’s a new year, and we’re still here! This month we have added more titles of music appreciation content from Smithsonian Folkways, and from our braille collection, more titles from our international partners via the Marrakesh Treaty. They include music instruction from the Tradition of Excellence series for flute, bassoon and […]
Who are Baba Yaga and Gnomus? This blog shows how Mussorgsky represents them in his piano suite “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and what kinds of related NLS materials you may be interested in.
This blog post continues the NLS Music Section’s series of American Music from A to Z. This week, we take a look at the life and music of Hazel Dickens.
The Library of Congress recently inducted the 1997 film Selena into the National Film Registry. In today’s post, learn about the women who were Queens of Tejano music before Selena’s all-too-brief reign.
In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we bring you the latest offerings that have been added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Please enjoy this musical feast, and Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section!
A review of the history of some favorite Christmas carols and holiday songs.
Today we celebrate the birthday of Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and music pedagogue Zoltán Kodály. We take a look at his life and his works available in the NLS Music Collection.
Groove – Where does the term come from, and what does it mean in music? In this blog we will talk about grooves and suggest a few materials available for check-out at NLS and other related information resources available at the Library.
This week’s blog post talks about the recent documentary “Get Back,” and provides books about learning Beatles music, and books about The Beatles.