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Music Instruction Catalog

This catalog is an annotated guide to instructional music available from NLS Music. After a opening section containing for “Biography,” it is divided into three sections, “Courses,” “Theory,” and “Individual Pieces.”

Note: Most of these titles are available in digital cartridge format as indicated with a DBM prefix. Some titles are also available in the older cassette format (CBM).


Any title may be ordered by contacting:
Music Section
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542
[email protected] 




Individual Pieces



Bach, Johann Sebastian

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Bach
CBM 1623

Bartók, Bela

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Bartók
Download DBM 01662
CBM 1662

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Beethoven the Incredible
Download DBM 00369
CBM 369
Fictionalized account of Beethoven’s life.

Beethoven, the Man
CBM 1513

Beethoven, the Man Who Set Music Free
Download DBM 00938
CBM 938
Biography of Beethoven and excerpts from his music.

Beethoven, Revolutionary Artist
CBM 1514

Ludwig van Beethoven
CBM 84
Biography of the composer who believed that music was a branch of moral philosophy and that musical sounds were the very stuff and substance of political and religious life.

The Music of Beethoven
CBM 28
Outlines the career of the great German composer.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Beethoven
Download DBM 01628
CBM 1628

Berlioz, Hector

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Berlioz
Download DBM 01633
CBM 1633

Bizet, Georges

Life and Music of Georges Bizet
Download DBM 00987
CBM 987
The life and work of Georges Bizet with excerpts from Carmen, his best known opera.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Bizet
Download DBM 01644
CBM 1644

Boulez, Pierre

Experiments in Electronics
Download DBM 00330
CBM 330
Composer-conductor Pierre Boulez discusses his search for a new musical language.

Brahms, Johannes

Download DBM 00627
CBM 627
Description of life and musical style of the great German composer, accompanied by the excerpts of his major works.

Johannes Brahms
Download DBM 00085
CBM 85
Biography of the composer.

The Music of Brahms
Download DBM 00164
CBM 164
Describes the life and work of the composer, a leading figure in the German romantic movement. Includes selections from his compositions.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Brahms
Download DBM 01642
CBM 1642

Britten, Benjamin

Benjamin Britten, the Early Years
CBM 1518

Buxtehude, Dietrich

Lübeck, the Abendmusiken concerts established by Dietrich Buxtehude
Download DBM 00389
CBM 389
Discussion of Buxtehude’s fame as an organist, influence as a composer, and role in establishing the Abendmusiken, a series of concerts held on the five Sundays preceding Christmas. Includes a performance of Buxtehude’s sacred solo cantata, Laudate Dominum.

Chopin, Frédéric

Frédéric François Chopin
Download DBM 00102
CBM 102
Biography of the composer.

Poet of the Piano-Chopin
CBM 371
Fictionalized biography of Frédéric Chopin, illustrated with orchestral versions of his piano music.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Chopin
Download DBM 01635
CBM 1635

Copland, Aaron

An Aaron Copland Portrait
Download DBM 00134
CBM 134
Interview with Aaron Copland, who discusses the use of folk material in his opera The Tender Land, and a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Copland, of two suites from the opera.

Copland, Gershwin, and Piston
Download DBM 00025
CBM 25
A discussion of three contemporary American composers who have achieved international prominence.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Copland
Download DBM 01666
CBM 1666

Corelli, Arcangelo

Corelli and Vivaldi: Their Lives and Their Music
Download DBM 01292
CBM 1292
Narrated by Ward Botsford

Debussy, Claude

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Debussy
Download DBM 01655
CBM 1655

Dohnanyi, Ernst von

Ernst von Dohnanyi
Download DBM 00149
CBM 149
Dohnanyi plays his compositions and talks about his musical career.

Ernst von Dohnanyi in Concert
Download DBM 00148
CBM 148
Dohnanyi tells of his early concert days.

Donizetti, Gaetano

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Donizetti
Download DBM 01632
CBM 1632

Dvořák, Antonín

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Dvořák
Download DBM 01647
CBM 1647

Ellington, Duke

Duke Ellington
Download DBM 00933
CBM 933
Mike Whorf interviews friends and relatives of the pianist, bandleader, and composer of more than one thousand pieces.

Falla, Manuel de

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: de Falla
Download DBM 01661
CBM 1661

Faure, Gabriel

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Faure
Download DBM 01650
CBM 1650

Foster, Stephen Collins

Beautiful Dreamer
Download DBM 00930
CBM 930
Biography and music of the American songwriter Stephen C. Foster.

The Foster Nobody Knows
Download DBM 00988
CBM 988
Biography of Stephen Foster and a glimpse into the legacy of his naturally beautiful melodies, which have been enjoyed for generations.

Franck, César

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Franck
Download DBM 01640
CBM 1640

Gershwin, George

Copland, Gershwin, and Piston
Download DBM 00025
CBM 25
A discussion of three contemporary American composers who have achieved international prominence.

George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Download DBM 00891
CBM 891
The story behind writing this composition and performing it with Paul Whiteman in New York. Gershwin cut the piano roll used for this performance.

Download DBM 00709
CBM 709
Description of life and musical style of Gershwin, accompanied by several excerpts of his major works and numerous popular songs.

The Gershwin Years
Download DBM 00614
CBM 614/CBM 615
Overview of Gershwin’s life, with several songs from stage musicals, including “Yankee Doodle Blues,” “Somebody Loves Me,” “Clap Yo’ Hands,” and “Bess, You Is My Woman.”

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Gershwin
Download DBM 01665
CBM 1665

Gluck, Christoph

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Gluck
Download DBM 01625
CBM 1625

Gottschalk, Louis Moreaux

America’s First Superstar
Download DBM 00951
CBM 951
Biography of Louis Moreaux Gottschalk, who used American folk music in his compositions. Selections heard are “Bamboula” and “A Night in the Tropics.”

Grieg, Edvard

Download DBM 00998
CBM 998
Biography and music of the Norwegian born composer who wove the folk melodies and rhythms of his homeland into his works.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Grieg
CBM 1648

Handel, George Frideric

The Music of Handel
Download DBM 00140
CBM 140
Details Handel’s career as a composer.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Handel
Download DBM 01624
CBM 1624

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Franz Josef Haydn
Download DBM 00104
CBM 104
Introduction to the composer’s life.

Download DBM 00706
CBM 706
Description of life and musical style of the great Austrian composer, accompanied by the excerpts of his major famous works.

Josef Haydn
Download DBM 00671
CBM 671
Biography plus musical examples.

The Music of Haydn
Download DBM 00165
CBM 165
Describes the finer points of Haydn’s music as seen in his Symphony no. 94 and his Concerto for trumpet and orchestra.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Haydn
Download DBM 01626
CBM 1626

Henze, Hans Werner

Spotlight on Hans Werner Henze
Download DBM 00290
CBM 290
A contemporary German composer discusses the successful opera.

Herbert, Victor

The Legend of Victor Herbert
Download DBM 00612
CBM 612
Focus on Victor Herbert, one of the founders of ASCAP, covering his varied career as composer of the operetta Babes in Toyland, bandmaster of New York’s Twenty-Second Regiment Band, and conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Victor Herbert
Download DBM 00585
CBM 585
Biography. Herbert’s failure at composing serious pieces for the opera and violoncello resulted in the operetta Naughty Marietta, a forerunner of musical comedy. Includes selections from Victor Herbert’s musical comedies.

Hoddinott, Alun

Moelwyn Merchant Talks with Composer Alun Hoddinott
Download DBM 00321
CBM 321
The composer talks about his and other composers’ work. Includes excerpts from Hoddinott’s works.

Ives, Charles

Charles Ives: Fascination with What Is Difficult; Erik Satie: Man in the Grey Velvet Suit
CBM 1509
Gilbert Highet discusses the lives of two composers, Charles Ives and Erik Satie. He explores the influences that shaped their compositions.

Janáček, Leoš

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Janáček
Download DBM 01654
CBM 1654

Johnson, James P.
(James Price)

James P. Johnson
Download DBM 00858
CBM 858
The composer of “Charleston” and “If I Could Be with You” ranked along with Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton as the “father” of the eastern Harlem stride style.

Liszt, Franz

Franz Liszt
Download DBM 00673
CBM 673
Biography plus musical examples.

Download DBM 00708
CBM 708
Description of music and musical style of the great Hungarian composer and pianist, accompanied by the excerpts from his most important works.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Liszt
Download DBM 01637
CBM 1637

Mahler, Gustav

Recollections of Mahler
Download DBM 00108
CBM 108, CBM 628
Musicians, acquaintances, and Mahler’s daughter describe their experiences with this composer and discuss his personal and professional life.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Mahler
Download DBM 01652
CBM 1652

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix

Felix Mendelssohn
Download DBM 00161
CBM 161
Discusses the life and music of Felix Mendelssohn.

Felix Mendelssohn
Download DBM 00674
CBM 674
Biography plus musical examples.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Mendelssohn
Download DBM 01634
CBM 1634

Monteverdi, Claudio

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Monteverdi
Download DBM 01619
CBM 1619

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

The Music of Mozart
Download DBM 00027
CBM 27
The third movements from Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 26 in D major and his Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major illustrate Mozart’s musical development.

Profile: Mozart
Download DBM 00962
CBM 962
The universal genius and unique style of Mozart are discussed along with his personal life. Excerpts from his music are performed.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Mozart
Download DBM 01627
CBM 1627

Mussorgsky, Modest

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Mussorgsky
Download DBM 01645
CBM 1645

Offenbach, Jacques

Death in A Major
Download DBM 00970
CBM 970
The story of Offenbach’s near lifelong quest of a haunting melody, his famous “Barcarolle.”

Palestrina, Giovanni

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Palestrina
Download DBM 01618
CBM 1618

Piston, Walter

Copland, Gershwin, and Piston
Download DBM 00025
CBM 25
A discussion of three contemporary American composers who have achieved international prominence.

Prokofiev, Sergei

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Prokofiev
CBM 1664

Puccini, Giacomo

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Puccini
Download DBM 01651
CBM 1651

Purcell, Henry

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Purcell
Download DBM 01620
CBM 1620

Rachmaninoff, Sergi

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Rachmaninoff
Download DBM 01658
CBM 1658

Rameau, Jean Philippe

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Rameau
Download DBM 01622
CBM 1622

Ravel, Maurice

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Ravel
Download DBM 01660
CBM 1660

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Rimsky-Korsakov
Download DBM 01649
CBM 1649

Rossini, Gioacchino

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Rossini
Download DBM 01631
CBM 1631

Saint-Saëns, Camille

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Saint-Saëns
CBM 1643

Satie, Eric
See entry under Ives, Charles

Schoenberg, Arnold
Download DBM 01659
The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Schoenberg
CBM 1659

Schubert, Peter Franz

Franz Schubert
Download DBM 00672
CBM 672
Biography plus musical examples.

Peter Franz Schubert
Download DBM 00101
CBM 101
Story of the composer who sank so low into poverty that he couldn’t afford to rent a piano to do his writing. Most of his works were not performed until years after his early death at thirty-one.

Download DBM 00707
CBM 707
Description of life and musical style of the great Austrian composer, accompanied by numerous excerpts from his works.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Schubert
Download DBM 01629
CBM 1629

Schuman, William

Close-up on William Schuman
Download DBM 00286
CBM 286
Reminiscences of the educational administrator, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and composer.

Schumann, Robert

Robert Schumann
Download DBM 00014
CBM 14
David Randolph discusses the life of the composer who set out to become the world’s greatest pianist, but lost the use of his hand and died impoverished. Illustrated with numerous examples of Schumann’s compositions for piano, orchestra, instrumental ensembles, and voices.

A Tribute to Schumann
Download DBM 00924
CBM 924
The life and work of Robert Schumann. Several of his piano works and songs are performed.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Schumann
Download DBM 01636
CBM 1636

Schutz, Heinrich

Download DBM 00384
CBM 384
Lecture on Heinrich Schutz, stressing Schutz’s importance in applying Italian polychoral style and dramatic monody to German church music; motets from Schutz’s Symphoniae Sacrae.

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Shostakovich and Stravinsky
Download DBM 00301
CBM 301
Lecture on the life and work of two leading Russian composers.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Shostakovich
Download DBM 01667
CBM 1667

Sibelius, Jean

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Sibelius
CBM 1656

Sousa, John Philip

John Philip Sousa
Download DBM 00297
CBM 297
Discussion concerning the great composer’s life, highlighted by comments of friends and associates.

Marching Along
Download DBM 00851
CBM 851
John Philip Sousa, born in Washington, D.C., in 1854, wrote over one hundred marches. His band performed from 1892 to 1931. Interviews with his daughter Helen and friend Meredith Willson, and examples of his music such as El Capitan.

The Sousa Nobody Knows
Download DBM 00971
CBM 971
Explores other compositions Sousa wrote besides his well-known marches. A tango called Gliding Girl, composed in 1912, is among the selections.

Strauss, Johann

Johann Strauss II
Download DBM 00710
CBM 710
Description of life and music of the Waltz King, with numerous excerpts from his famous works.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: J. Strauss
Download DBM 01641
CBM 1641

Strauss, Richard

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: R. Strauss
Download DBM 01653
CBM 1653

Stravinsky, Igor
See also listing under Shostakovich

A Sound Portrait of Igor Stravinsky
Download DBM 00719
CBM 719
Biography of the composer whose ballet The Rite of Spring touched off a riot when it was first produced in Paris in 1913. Illustrated by writings from Stravinsky as well as Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakov and interviews with Elliot Carter and John Rosen. Selections from composer’s pieces for orchestra, conducted by Stravinsky.

Spotlight on Igor Stravinsky
Download DBM 00056
CBM 56
Igor Stravinsky invites the listener into his Hollywood studio to hear a conversation with conductor Robert Craft.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Stravinsky
Download DBM 01663
CBM 1663

Tchaikovsky, Peter

The Music of Tchaikovsky: Music by the Melancholy Russian
Download DBM 00023
CBM 23
Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite, Sleeping Beauty, and Symphony no. 4, showing how Tchaikovsky’s music is rooted in Russian folk music.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Download DBM 00194
CBM 194
David Randolph introduces many of Tchaikovsky’s compositions.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Tchaikovsky
Download DBM 01646
CBM 1646

Tippett, Michael

Sir Michael Tippett
CBM 1519
Biography and discussion of the composer’s life. Includes interview with Tippett and others, and extensive musical extracts.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Vaughan Williams
CBM 1657

Verdi, Giuseppe

A General Lecture on Verdi
Download DBM 01336
CBM 1336
This composer, born into abject poverty, was to become one of the greatest opera composers of all time. There is also a comparison of Il Trovatore and Aida, two of his greatest works.

The History Makers: Giuseppe Verdi
CBM 405
Narrated by John Green

The Master of Melody-Verdi
Download DBM 00948
CBM 948
Biography of the renowned opera composer, his tragedy and triumphs. Excerpts from his operas are heard.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Verdi
Download DBM 01619
CBM 1639

Vivaldi, Antonio

Corelli and Vivaldi: Their Lives and Their Music
Download DBM 01292
CBM 1292
Narrated by Ward Botsford

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Vivaldi
CBM 1621

Wagner, Richard

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: Wagner
Download DBM 01638
CBM 1638

Walton, William

Sir William Walton
CBM 1520
Biography and discussion of the composer. Includes interview with Walton and others and extracts from his works.

Weber, Karl Maria von
Download DBM 01630
The World’s 50 Greatest Composers: von Weber
CBM 1630

Weill, Kurt

The Musical Maverick
Download DBM 00611
CBM 611
Covers the varied career of Kurt Weill, composer of such operas as Threepenny Opera and Mahagonny and such popular songs as “Mack the Knife” and “September Song.” His collaborators Ira Gershwin, Langston Hughes, and Ogden Nash tell their stories about his work in America.

The World’s 50 Greatest Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach
Download DBM 01623
CBM 1623

Béla Bartók
Download DBM 01662
CBM 1662

Ludwig van Beethoven
Download DBM 01628
CBM 1628

Hector Berlioz
Download DBM 01633
CBM 1633

Georges Bizet
Download DBM 01644
BM 1644

Johannes Brahms
Download DBM 01642
CBM 1642

Frédéric Chopin
Download DBM 01635
CBM 1635

Aaron Copland
Download DBM 01666
CBM 1666

Claude Debussy
Download DBM 01655
CBM 1655

Gaetano Donizetti
Download DBM 01632
CBM 1632

Antonín Dvořák CBM 1647
Download DBM 01647
CBM 1647

Manuel de Falla
Download DBM 01661
CBM 1661

Gabriel Faur‚
Download DBM 01650
CBM 1650

Cesar Franck
Download DBM 01640
CBM 1640

George Gershwin
Download DBM 01665
CBM 1665

Christoph Gluck
Download DBM 01625
CBM 1625

Edvard Grieg
CBM 1648

George Frideric Handel
Download DBM 01624
CBM 1648

Franz Joseph Haydn
Download DBM 01626
CBM 1626

Leos Jan cek
Download DBM 01654
CBM 1654

Franz Liszt
Download DBM 01637
CBM 1637

Gustav Mahler
Download DBM 01652
CBM 1652

Felix Mendelssohn
Download DBM 01634
CBM 1634

Claudio Monteverdi
Download DBM 01619
CBM 1619

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Download DBM 01627
CBM 1627

Modest Mussorgsky
Download DBM 01645
CBM 1645

Giovanni da Palestrina
Download DBM 01618
CBM 1618

Sergei Prokofiev
CBM 1664

Henry Purcell
Download DBM 01620
CBM 1620

Giacomo Puccini
Download DBM 01651
CBM 1651

Sergi Rachmaninoff
Download DBM 01658
CBM 1658

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Download DBM 01622
CBM 1622

Maurice Ravel
Download DBM 01660
CBM 1660

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Download DBM 01649
CBM 1649

Gioacchino Rossini
Download DBM 01631
CBM 1631
Camille Saint-Saëns
CBM 1643

Arnold Schoenberg
Download DBM 01659
CBM 1659

Franz Schubert
Download DBM 01629
CBM 1629

Robert Schumann
Download DBM 01636
CBM 1636

Dmitri Shostakovich
Download DBM 01667
CBM 1667

Jean Sibelius
CBM 1656

Johann Strauss
Download DBM 01641
CBM 1641

Richard Strauss
Download DBM 01653
CBM 1653

Igor Stravinsky
Download DBM 01663
CBM 1663

Peter Tchaikovsky
Download DBM 01646
CBM 1646

Ralph Vaughan Williams
CBM 1657

Giuseppe Verdi
Download DBM 01639
CBM 1639

Antonio Vivaldi
CBM 1621

Richard Wagner
Download DBM 01638
CBM 1638

Karl Maria von Weber
Download DBM 01630
CBM 1630


Ormandy, Eugene

Spotlight on Eugene Ormandy
Download DBM 00265
CBM 265
The conductor reminisces about his boyhood, Vienna, and other musicians.

Stokowski, Leopold

A Leopold Stokowski Profile
Download DBM 00162
CBM 162
Autobiographical account of Stokowski’s unusual range of musical activity.

Szell, George

Maestro George Szell
Download DBM 00472
CBM 472
A great conductor demonstrates his artistry in these rehearsals and concerts.

Toscanini, Arturo

Maestro Arturo Toscanini
Download DBM 00270
CBM 270
This tribute to the famed maestro includes a discussion of his life and work as a conductor, composer, and teacher.

The Man and the Legend-Arturo Toscanini
Download DBM 00913
CBM 913
Called saint and demon, tyrant and democrat, it was an epic experience to play under this great musician of the world. Music by Beethoven is heard.


Boulanger, Nadia

Focus on Nadia Boulanger
Download DBM 00296
CBM 296
Nadia Boulanger, distinguished teacher of Aaron Copland and numerous other successful composers, discusses her teaching philosophy and comments on success in the world of music.

The Influence of Nadia Boulanger
Download DBM 00173
CBM 173
Nadia Boulanger explains how she develops her students’ creative abilities and musical artistry.

Music for Children
Download DBM 00263
CBM 263
Interviews with Doreen Hall, a leading exponent of the Orff system of music education; Donald Himes, a teacher of eurhythmics; and Derek Healey, a composer.


Astaire, Fred

The Legend of Fred S. Astaire
Download DBM 00819
CBM 819
Biography of Fred Astaire, dance master of the stage and screen. Music such as “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” is featured.

Austin, Gene

The Legend of Gene Austin
Download DBM 00826
CBM 826
Describes Austin as a kind and generous human being, whose legacy can be summed up by the dictum to embrace the present. “My Blue Heaven,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Lonesome Road,” and “Melancholy Baby” are heard.

Baez, Joan

The Singer as Activist
Download DBM 00113
CBM 113
Interview with folk singer Joan Baez and her family and friends. Discusses her career and her involvement with the Monterey Institute for the Study of Nonviolence.

Beiderbecke, Bix

Bix Beiderbecke
CBM 1523

Belafonte, Harry

Spotlight on Harry Belafonte
Download DBM 00287
CBM 287
A prominent black singer and entertainer discusses his life on stage.

Benny, Jack

Jack Benny
Download DBM 00881
CBM 881
Biography of the much loved entertainer who never aged beyond thirty-nine years, played the violin, and personified a vain and miserly character.

Blake, Eubie

Eubie Blake
CBM 1521

Memories of Eubie
Download DBM 00728
CBM 728
The ninety-six-year-old ragtime musician reminisces about his many years in show business. He also plays “Charleston Rag,” “Memories of You,” and “If You’ve Never Been Vamped by a Brownskin.”

Borge, Victor

Clown Prince of Denmark
Download DBM 01002
CBM 1002
Biography, music, and comedy of Victor Borge. Includes the story of a Mozart opera and phonetic punctuation.

Brice, Fanny

Download DBM 00925
CBM 925
A legend in her time, Fanny Brice began her stage career at age fourteen and was a show stopper from her first performance. Original excerpts from her performances are heard.

Britto, Carol

Carol Britto
Download DBM 01245
CBM 1245
For two decades she delighted Toronto jazz fans. Carol Britto has returned to her native country, making waves on the New York music scene with her impressive piano skills. Britto discusses her career.

Burton, Gary

Gary Burton
Download DBM 01249
CBM 1249
Although his main instrument is the vibraphone, he has taught piano at the Berklee College of Music for many years. Gary Burton performs “Turn Out the Stars.” Marian McPartland interviews Burton and the two blend talents on a duet of “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.”

Cage, John

John Cage and Burl Ives
CBM 1516

Calloway, Paul
See entry under Duncan, Paul

Cantor, Eddie

Gerald Marks on Eddie Cantor
Download DBM 00876
CBM 876
Interview with composer and historian of Tin Pan Alley, Gerald Marks, and his recollections of the “saucer-eyed” entertainer, Eddie Cantor. Songs heard briefly are “Ma,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” and “Ida.”

Caruso, Enrico

Hall of Fame: Enrico Caruso
Download DBM 00989
CBM 989
Biography of the world-famous tenor who was among the first of leading musicians to recognize the value of the phonograph.

Casals, Pablo

Spotlight on Pablo Casals
Download DBM 00293
CBM 293
The renowned cellist discusses his music and ideals.

Chaplin, Charlie

The Comedian: Charlie Chaplin
Download DBM 00986
CBM 986/CBM 1186
Biography of the world famous comedian, Charlie Chaplin. Includes his childhood and early stage appearances. Timely and humorous music interspersed throughout.

Chevalier, Maurice

Close-up on Maurice Chevalier
Download DBM 00320
CBM 320
An entertainer recalls his love affairs with Parisian and American audiences.

Colianni, John

John Colianni
Download DBM 01235
CBM 1235
At fifteen he demonstrates his abilities with a composition of his own, “Slow Blues.” A powerful duet of “Get Happy” concludes a session with Marian McPartland.

Columbo, Russ

The Legend of Russ Columbo
Download DBM 00833
CBM 833
A crooner of the 1930s who reflects on the slowdown in musical style after the stock market crash. “Time on My Hands,” “Sweet and Lovely,” and “All of Me” are among the songs included.

Copeland, Johnny

Johnny Copeland
Download DBM 01232
CBM 1232
The singer and guitarist explains the difference between Texas country blues and Texas city blues and why his music is often considered the quintessence of just plain Texas blues.

Corea, Chick

Chick Corea
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The multitalented musician plays selections from a variety of musical genres- from big band to jazz-rock fusion. In “Piano Jazz,” recorded at Corea’s own California studio, the prolific composer joins Marian McPartland for a dazzling mix of talk, improvisations, and musical portraits.

Crosby, Bing

Close-up on Bing Crosby
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A giant in show business tells the story of his life and work with the easy style that was his trademark for two generations.

Dapogny, James

James Dapogny
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A specialist on piano music from the turn of the century to World War II tells his favorite tales of the legendary Jelly Roll Morton and plays tunes by Morton and Gershwin.

Disney, Walt

Walt Disney’s Dream Factory
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Biography and excerpts of music from Disney’s movies such as “Chim Chim Cher-ee” sung by Dick Van Dyke, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Duchin, Peter

Peter Duchin
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He began studying music at five and went on to lead his own orchestra. This demonstration features Duchin in a solo of Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

Duncan, Todd

Todd Duncan and Paul Calloway
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Todd Duncan, the original Porgy in Porgy and Bess, and Paul Calloway, the Washington Cathedral’s director of music, discuss their difficulties in achieving success.

Durante, Jimmy

The Legend of Jimmy Durante
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“The Great Durante” began his career as a ragtime pianist in 1913. Reminiscences of his radio days include portions of broadcasts and songs he played and sang.

Eldridge, Roy

Roy Eldridge
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In this demonstration the great jazz trumpet stylist displays his piano abilities by playing several of his own works and a composition penned by both Marian McPartland and Eldridge, the “M and R Blues.”

Ellington, Duke

Duke Ellington
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Things Are Just like They Used to Be
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Anecdotes and facts about the man Duke Ellington and his big-band style of arranging. “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Perdido” are heard.

Elman, Mischa

The Art of Mischa Elman
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Biography of the pioneer of the “Russian School” of violin playing. Some familiar tunes are played in this highly romantic style.

Fields, Gracie

Gracie Fields Forever
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Through recordings and recorded interviews, the life of this famous English music hall queen is traced. Beginning as a professional singer at the age of sixteen, she made her last appearances at age seventy. Introduced by Stanley Holloway.

Gilmore, P. S.

Super Salesman of Music
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Biography of the extraordinary band master of the 1800s who traveled the country producing musical events. Choral and orchestra music are performed.

Gluck, Alma

The Legend of Alma Gluck
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Alma Gluck, operatic soprano born in Romania in 1884, came to New York as a child. She sang for Toscanini in 1909. They became lifelong friends. Featured songs are from her operatic roles.

Gould, Glenn

Glenn Gould on the Moog Synthesizer
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Glenn Gould talks about the Moog synthesizer used in the production of the recording Switched-on Bach. Includes interviews with synthesizer performer Wendy Carlos and Canadian poet Jean Le Moyne.

Grillo, Frank “Machito”

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Pays tribute to the late Cuban musician Frank “Machito” Grillo, universally acclaimed as the first musician to blend jazz with Latin American sound. Includes interviews with Machito, as well as with those who knew him. (This tape contains material on one side only.)

Guthrie, Woody

Legend of a Balladeer
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Biography of Woody Guthrie, who traveled the land and wrote songs about American life. “This Land Is Your Land” and “Roll on, Columbia” are among the musical selections.

Hancock, Herbie

Herbie Hancock
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His mastery of both acoustic piano jazz and electronic jazz-rock-funk has propelled him to stardom. Herbie Hancock discusses his role in the film Round Midnight, plays “Chan’s Song,” written especially for the film, and joins Marian McPartland for their own version of “That Old Black Magic.”

Hawkins, Coleman

Spotlight on Coleman Hawkins
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Friends and colleagues reminisce about the jazz musician’s career. Includes a recording of his last performance.

Heifetz, Jascha

The World’s Greatest Violinist
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Interview with renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz. Includes performances.

Hines, Earl

Fatha Hines Groove
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Traces the development of Hines’s unique jazz piano style throughout the long span of his career.

Holiday, Billie

Billie Holiday
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Biography of the blues singer. Examples of her sensitive style include both upbeat and blues songs. Some backings are played by Teddy Wilson and Lester Young.

Holly, Buddy

Buddy Holly
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Buddy Holly’s legacy of rock and roll music influenced such performers as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. “Well, That’ll Be the Day” is heard.

Hopkins, Lightnin’

Focus on Lightnin’ Hopkins
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In this documentary, the blues singer and guitarist reminisces about the early days of his career and performs many of his songs.

Jackson, Mahalia

Mahalia Jackson Discusses “Movin’ on Up”
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Interview with the great black singer, who describes her strong faith and the hymns and spirituals she sings that reinforce her faith.

Jarvis, Jane

Jane Jarvis
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An executive for Muzak, former organist with the New York Mets, and now a headliner in premier jazz clubs, Jarvis plays a solo version of “The Bounder.” A duet of “J and M Blues” concludes this interview by Marian McPartland.

Jessel, Georgie

The Legend of Georgie Jessel
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Old radio broadcasts illustrate his wit along with songs and comments about his life and career.

Jolson, Al

I’d Rather Please You than Anyone
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Jessel eulogizes Al Jolson whose popularity spanned the 1920s to 1950s. This in-depth biography of the great entertainer includes the song “My Mammy.”

The Legend of Al Jolson
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Famous for his black face, white gloves, and bended knee, the minstrel man became a legend in his own time. Born in 1886, he went from vaudeville to Broadway. Includes “My Mammy,” his memorable specialty.

Jones, Oliver

Oliver Jones
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His renditions of “Street of Dreams” and “Straight, No Chaser” have earned this Montreal native international recognition. The endearing Oliver Jones talks about his career and tells stories of his childhood friend Oscar Peterson.

Joplin, Janis

Janis Joplin
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Biography of the electrifying performer born in Port Arthur, Texas, who died at age twenty-seven of a heroin overdose. Includes several of her emotionally charged songs.

Keene, Constance

Constance Keene
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Constance Keene discusses her performances at the Menuhin Festival in Stadt, Switzerland, and her teaching experiences at the Manhattan School of Music. She believes that music schools are admitting too many unprepared and untalented students.

Khan, Bismillah

Spotlight on Bismillah Khan
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Discusses the art, daily life, and music of Bismillah Khan, exponent of India’s subtle and complex music played on the shannai, a double reed instrument.

Kirkland, Kenny

Kenny Kirkland
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While still in his twenties, he has already made thirty recordings and worked with an impressive range of artists-from Wynton Marsalis to Sting. Kenny Kirkland talks with Marian McPartland and performs a two-piano version of “Billy’s Bounce” with her.

Kitt, Eartha

Eartha Kitt
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A candid interview with the singer-dancer. She talks about her life as a poor orphan growing up in the South and her rise to international stardom and self-acceptance.

Kreisler, Fritz

The Legend of Fritz Kreisler
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This famed violinist was born in Vienna in 1875. He toured the United States in 1888 before making his debut in Berlin. Two featured selections are “Rondino” based on a theme by Beethoven and “Caprice” by Kreisler.

Spotlight on Fritz Kreisler
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Fritz Kreisler comments on music in general, his successful career, his collection of violins, and his family. Selections from performances are included.

Laine, Jack

Pappa Jack the Patriarch
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On his ninetieth birthday, Pappa Jack Laine reflects on his role in the development of jazz.

Landowska, Wanda

Focus on Wanda Landowska
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Wanda Landowska describes her affinity for the harpsichord and her thoughts about music, her career, and life in general.

Lanza, Mario

Mario Lanza
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Koussevitzky was instrumental in giving the Philadelphia-born legendary tenor his beginning. Excerpts from operas and “Granada.”

Lauder, Harry

Harry Lauder Special
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Scotsman who created a character of fact and fancy toured the United States extensively for twenty-five years beginning in 1907. He sings several Scottish songs.

Ledford, Lily May

The Life and Music of Lily May Ledford
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Appalachian musician Lily May Ledford plays her fiddle and banjo, and describes efforts to preserve old-time Appalachian music traditions.

Lewis, Ted

The Legend of Ted Lewis
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His trademarks-a top hat, cane, and clarinet-gave him his distinction. He performed for nine presidents during his career.

MacDonald, Jeanette

Queen of the Sentimental Love Song
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Summarizes the film career of Jeanette McDonald, the twenty years from 1929 to 1949. Gives the background of her films, costars, and songs.

Marley, Bob

The Music and Marley
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An interview with Bob Marley, who, until his death in 1981, was considered the living symbol of Jamaica and its Reggae music.

Marsalis, Ellis

Ellis Marsalis
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He is the father of two popular American jazz artists: Wynton and Branford Marsalis. This teacher, performer, and recording artist, credited with instilling a love for music in all his children, talks about and plays his own compositions and combines talent with Marian McPartland for their version of “Blue in Boogie.”

McCormack, John

The Irish Nightingale
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John McCormack, contemporary of Caruso, had a way with words which made him a leading singer of his day. “Where the River Shannon Flows” and a 1916 recording of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” are heard.

McKeller, Kenneth

Troubadour in Tartan
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The Scottish singer Kenneth McKeller sings in much the same style as John McCormack. Among the musical selections are “Danny Boy” and “I Hear You Calling Me.”

Menuhin, Yehudi

Menuhin and Ayrton
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Michael Ayrton, noted sculptor, painter, and writer, discusses the responsibilities of gifted musicians and artists with Yehudi Menuhin, well-known violinist.

Yehudi Menuhin, Man and Musician
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The renowned violinist whose musical career began before the age of three discusses his experiences as a child prodigy and as a mature musician.

Miller, Kid

Focus on Kid “Punch” Miller
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Tribute to black trumpet player “Punch” Miller, known in the New Orleans of the 1920s and 1930s as “King of the Blues.”

Miller, Mulgrew

Mulgrew Miller
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In an interview with Marian McPartland, Miller and McPartland take turns on Art Tatum tunes, and the two combine forces on Cole Porter’s “What Is This Thing Called Love?”

Mingus, Charlie

Charlie Mingus Speaks Out
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Charlie Mingus talks about life, love, education, religion, children, women, men, and injustice, from the black perspective.

Morgan, Helen

The Legend of Helen Morgan
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Songs and the story of Helen Morgan’s life and theatrical career. Vocal samples include “Bill,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine,” and “Give Me a Heart to Sing.”

Mulligan, Gerry

Gerry Mulligan
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Best known as a baritone saxophonist and big-band performer, Gerry Mulligan has begun to write and perform symphonic music. During this interview he turns to the piano to play “Ontet” and a duet of “Blue Angst.”

Munsel, Patrice

The Story of Patrice Munsel
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Story of a small-town girl who made it to the Metropolitan Opera.

Novak, Larry

Larry Novak
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A teacher, director, arranger, and composer from Chicago considers himself “one of the last generalists” and proves it by offering an impressive variety of piano jazz during this interview with Marian McPartland.

Peerce, Jan

Jan Peerce
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Versatile performer on radio, TV, stage, and in opera. “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Blue Bird of Happiness,” and Schubert songs are heard.

Pepper, Art

Musical Ideas of Art Pepper
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The artist discusses how he puts a jazz piece together. Starting with a promising tune, he works out rhythmic and melodic outlines, then allows emotions to take over with individual solos.

Petrucciani, Michel

Michel Petrucciani
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“I’m never letting anything stop me from doing what I want to do,” proclaims the twenty-one-year-old Petrucciani during this discussion and demonstration of his own composition style.

Powell, Maud

Child Prodigy of the Violin
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Discusses the life of Maud Powell, the American violin virtuoso who was not considered seriously until she was invited to play for Queen Victoria.

Presley, Elvis

Portrait of Elvis Presley
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Biography and music of the country singer turned rock star. Discusses the views and expectations of his fans.

Puente, Tito

Tito Puente, the King of Salsa
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Biography and music of the popular Latin musician.

Ritter, Tex

Tex Ritter
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Biography of the Texas-born country-western singer and Hollywood cowboy. “High Noon,” “Old Shortie,” and “Lord, Can a Drunk Get into Heaven” are among the songs heard.

Roberts, Judy

Judy Roberts
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In a conversation with Marian McPartland that hits topics from sexism to Cole Porter, Judy Roberts shows that her independence and talent make her one of the most versatile singers and pianists of her age.

Robeson, Paul

Paul Robeson
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Biography of Paul Robeson, the controversial singer who was the first performer to do concerts consisting solely of spirituals.

Rodgers, Jimmie

Portrait of Jimmie Rodgers
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Biography of the country-western singer of the 1920s and 1930s. “Birmingham Jail” and “Lookin’ for a New Mamma” are among the songs heard.

Rubinstein, Artur

He Loved Life from Miracle to Miracle
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This great pianist, considered by many to be the world’s reigning artist in Chopin performance, attracted a wider following and performed more concerts than any other concert artist of his day. Works by Brahms, DeFalla, and Beethoven are performed.

Rushen, Patrice

Patrice Rushen
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Her talents range from jazz and soul to rhythm and blues. The popular vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and master keyboardist Patrice Rushen discusses her career and demonstrates her many abilities, including her rendition of “Spirit Song.”

Seals, Son

Son Seals
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The Chicago blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist traces the blues’s move up the Mississippi into Memphis and Chicago, and explains how his own Arkansas roots influence his music.

Seeger, Pete

The Incompleat Folksinger
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Folksinger Pete Seeger sings some of his favorite ballads and discusses his controversial life and his book.

Protests of Pete Seeger
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The folksinger who was branded an outcast and banned from radio, television, and concert halls discusses the origins of his radicalism.

Segovia, Andres

Spotlight on Andres Segovia
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A master guitarist discusses his involvement with music, his search for and ultimate discovery of the perfect guitar, and his most memorable concerts.

Shearing, George

George Shearing
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This legendary blind jazz figure describes his early start in music as a teenager and plays some of his favorite pieces.

Shuur, Diane

Diane Shuur
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This vocalist and pianist first performed at age nine to begin a career that has taken her to the White House and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Diane Shuur reflects on her life and does a solo of “I Can’t Believe You Are in Love with Me.”

Sills, Beverly

From Soap Opera to Grand Opera
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Insight into Beverly Sills’s life. Her role as Cleopatra in the opera Julius Caesar brought her universal popularity.

Smith, Leonard Bingley

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue
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Trumpeter and conductor Leonard Smith plays “Carnival of Venice” and reminisces about his career and other performers such as Sousa. The Detroit Concert Band is also heard.

Spanier, Muggsy

Musical Ideas of Muggsy Spanier
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A legendary jazz trumpeter discusses his art and idols.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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An interview with the black musician who is called a “blues man,” but who insists that his music is of many types of people.

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor
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A jazz artist with a classical background, Cecil Taylor has garnered such honors as a Guggenheim Fellowship and an honorary doctorate from the New England Conservatory of Music. Here he offers his tribute to Jimmy Lyons and joins Marian McPartland in a duet of “Get Out of Town.”

Taylor, Koko

Koko Taylor
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Born in the great blues town of Memphis, Taylor talks about her singing and the importance of female blues singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.

Temple, Shirley

The Legend of Shirley Temple
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Her career began when she was seven years old and spanned 1935-1938. “The Good Ship Lollipop” and “Goodnight My Love” are featured.

Thompson, Butch

Butch Thompson
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Best known for his popular appearance on public radio’s “Prairie Home Companion,” Butch Thompson performs opera as well as folk music and jazz. This cassette begins with “Ecuadorian Memories” and ends with a rousing version of “Rosette.”

Torm‚ Mel

Musical Ideas of Mel Torm‚
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Insights into jazz. Torm‚ discusses his vocal style and the vocal trademarks of other singers.

von Trapp

Von Trapp Family Singers
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A retelling of the Sound of Music story along with other real-life adventures of the von Trapp family of singers, who perform folk songs and other selections from concerts.

The Wonderful World of the Trapp Family
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How Maria von Trapp and her singing family found a way to preserve and share the culture and beauty of their beloved Austria. Many musical examples.

Tureck, Rosalyn

First Lady of Bach
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In this interview, Rosalyn Tureck describes her life as child prodigy, gifted student, conductor, concert artist, and music scholar.

Vallee, Rudy L

The Legend of Rudy L. Vallee
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Biography of the singing idol, band leader, and actor who hosted a radio show which had such entertaining personalities as Edgar Bergen and Sophie Tucker as guests. Includes “I’m Just a Vagabond Lover” among other songs.

Verrett, Shirley

Focus on Shirley Verrett
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Shirley Verrett, a black opera singer, discusses her career and sings excerpts from Carmen, Il Trovatore, Samson and Delilah, Aida, and Orfeo.

Waters, Ethel

The Legend of Ethel Waters
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Ethel Waters made her way from poverty to stardom in vaudeville. Among her best known songs, “Dinah” (1925) and “Am I Blue” (1929) are heard.

White, Josh

Josh White
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Williams, Hank
Down That Long Lost Highway
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Biography and music of Hank Williams, who died at age twenty-nine. His career, during which he wrote “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “Your Cold, Cold Heart,” lasted only three years. Several of his friends are interviewed.

Winter, Paul

Musical Ideas of Paul Winter
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A jazz artist discusses his State Department tour of Latin America, his meeting with jazz musicians in cosmopolitan cities, and his experiences in the bush where natives had never heard of jazz.

Zeitlin, Denny

Denny Zeitlin
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A practicing psychiatrist as well as an accomplished pianist who has toured with the Paul Winter Consort, Denny Zeitlin discusses his music and plays several tunes from his first album.

Ziegfeld, Florenz

Father of the Follies
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Biography of the great Florenz Ziegfeld, producer in the grand manner. Music selections include “I’m an Indian” (1921) sung by Fanny Brice and “When the Moon Shines on the Moonshine” by Bert Williams.


Alter, Louis

Music in My Heart
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Story of Lou Alter, the composer of the melody “Manhattan Serenade” as well as four other instrumental pieces inspired by New York City: “Manhattan Moonlight,” “Manhattan Masquerade,” “Metropolitan Nocturne,” and “Side Street in Gotham.”

Arlen, Harold

The Man Who Gave the World a Rainbow
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Interview with Harold Arlen, composer of the score to The Wizard of Oz and of songs written for stage and screen. Selections from his work include “Over the Rainbow,” “Stormy Weather,” and “Blues in the Night.”

The Beatles

The Beatles
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Interview with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, former Beatles, about wealth, fame, and world issues.

John and Yoko
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono discuss fame, money, and drugs.

Benjamin, Bennie

The Man Who Set the World on Fire
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Bennie Benjamin talks about his collaboration with lyricist George Weiss. Songs include “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” and “I Don’t See Me in Your Eyes Anymore.”

Berlin, Irving

The Bard of Tin Pan Alley
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Biography of the extraordinary songwriter who recorded our history in song. “Always,” “The Girl on the Magazine Cover,” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” are among the featured songs.

Tribute to Mr. America
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Biography of the songwriter who gave us a wonderful legacy of the spirit of America with such songs as “God Bless America” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.”

Boggs, Jesse

Sessions with Jesse Boggs
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Singer-songwriter Jesse Boggs pokes fun at American society by recreating a recording session. The musicians, intent upon making a hit album, reduce music to its most salable elements: music and satire.

Brewster, W. Herbert

Rev. Brewster, Gospel Music
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Gospel music composer W. Herbert Brewster is interviewed on National Public Radio’s Horizons series. His most famous song, “Move On Up a Little Higher,” helped launch the career of Mahalia Jackson.

Brown, Oscar, Jr.

Oscar Brown, Jr.
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The singer-songwriter and social activist talks about his life, his music, and his strong identification with Scott Joplin.

Caesar, Irving

If You Have to Learn, Don’t Start
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Reminiscences by Irving Caesar, leading lyricist for George Gershwin and lyricist of such songs as “Tea for Two,” “Swannee,” “Sometimes I’m Happy,” and “Yankee Doodle Blues.”

Cahn, Sammy

I’ve Heard That Song Before
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Story of Sammy Cahn, prolific lyricist for composers Jule Styne, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Saul Kaplan.

Cannon, Hughie

Won’t You Come Home, Hugh Cannon?
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Biography of the ragtime pianist who wrote “Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey?”

Cohan, George M. (George Michael)

Cohan Is a Grand Old Name
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Story of the acting and song writing career of George M. Cohan, composer of “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “The Yankee Doodle Boy,” and “Over There,” the World War I song for which Cohan received a congressional gold medal.

Coleman, Cy

If My Friends Could See Me Now
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Cy Coleman, singer, pianist, conductor, and composer, surveys the contemporary music scene.

Comden, Betty

Betty Comden and Adolph Greene
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Two writers of such Broadway hits as The Bells Are Ringing and On the Town discuss musical theater and perform some of their own works.

Coots, J. Fred

The Santa Claus of Tin Pan Alley
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Story of musical comedy composer and popular songwriter J. Fred Coots, composer of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

Corea, Chick

Chick Corea
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The multi-talented musician plays selections from a variety of musical genres-from big band to jazz-rock fusion. In “Piano Jazz,” recorded at Corea’s own California studio, the prolific composer joins Marian McPartland for a dazzling mix of talk, improvisations, and musical portraits.

Coslow, Sam

Put Some Heart in a Song
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Sam Coslow discusses his experience in writing motion picture songs.

Darion, Joe

A Lot of Strings to Play
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Joe Darion, who wrote the lyrics to Man of La Mancha, expresses surprise at the popularity of his song “The Impossible Dream.”

Davis, Benny

The Lyrical Life of Benny Davis
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Benny Davis, lyricist of the World War I song “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France” and the popular song of the 1920s”Margie” tells of his long career as a songwriter.

Donaldson, Walter

When Walter Donaldson Ruled the Roost
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Gerald Marks tells anecdotes about fellow composer Walter Donaldson, whose songs include “Carolina in the Morning,” “MakingWhoopee,” “Back Home in Tennessee,” and “My Mammy.”

Drake, Ervin

A Lot of Meaning with the Music
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Ervin Drake discusses the thread of spirituality that runs through many of his songs, which include “I Believe,” “One God,” and “It Was a Very Good Year.”

Duning, George

For Whom Writing Music Is a Picnic
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Interview with George Duning, one of Hollywood’s most prolific writers of theme and background music.

The Early Days of Songwriting
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Survey of popular music written before the founding of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Features songs of Stephen Foster, songs popular during the Civil War, songs by Henry Clay Work, and songs of the Gay Nineties. Part 1 presents popular music of 1800-1860. Part 2 presents popular music of 1860-1880.

Edwards, Sherman

American History Was Never like This
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Interview with Sherman Edwards, dropout history teacher who composed 1776, the Broadway musical based on the Revolutionary War and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Eliscu, Edward

You’ve Given Us More than You Know
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Interview with Eddie Eliscu, author, playwright, actor, and lyricist of such songs as “Great Day” and “The Carioca,” the song made famous by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first film collaboration, Flying Down to Rio.

Fain, Sammy

He Gave Us a Thousand Beautiful Memories
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CBM 908
Interview and music by lyricist Sammy Fain, who bridges the gap between honky-tonk and modern ballads. “Secret Love” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” won him two Academy Awards.

Fulson, Lowell

Lowell Fulson
Download DBM 01233
CBM 1233
The man who wrote B.B. King’s first hit, “Three O’Clock Blues,” describes the creation and evolution of the mellow California blues sound.

Gilbert, L. Wolfe (Louis Wolfe)

“G” Is for the Great Songs You Gave Us
Download DBM 00606
CBM 606
Interview with Mrs. Gilbert, whose late husband, L. W. Gilbert, wrote “Waitin’ for the Robert E. Lee,” “My Mother’s Eyes,” “Down Yonder,” and “Ramona.”

Green, Bud

Evergreens from Bud
Download DBM 00550
CBM 550
Reminiscences by Bud Green, lyricist of the hit “Sentimental Journey” along with discussion about Sibelius’s Finlandia and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” two pieces sealed in a time capsule at the New York World’s Fair of 1939.

Grusin, Dave

Dave Grusin
Download DBM 01251
CBM 1251
Known primarily as the composer of the musical scores for “Tootsie” and “On Golden Pond,” Dave Grusin is also a successful producer and performer. During this interview he plays his own “Theme from St. Elsewhere,” and Marian McPartland joins in for a melodic duet of “I Remember April.”

Guthrie, Woody

The Folk Singer
Download DBM 00854
CBM 854
Detailed biography of Woody Guthrie, born in rural Oklahoma in 1912. He wrote one thousand songs which express the essence of grass roots America.

Legend of a Balladeer
Download DBM 00912
CBM 912
Biography of Woody Guthrie who traveled the land and wrote songs about American life. “This Land Is Your Land” and “Roll on, Columbia” are among the musical selections.

Woody Guthrie Remembered
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CBM 44, CBM 46
Interviews with friends of Woody Guthrie. Includes songs by Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie himself, and some children’s songs.

Handy, W.C. (William Christopher)

The Father of the Blues
Download DBM 00343
CBM 343
The late W.C. Handy sings and tells about writing such songs as “Memphis Blues,” “St. Louis Blues,” and “Beale Street Blues.”

Harbach, Bill

Bill Harbach
Download DBM 00926
CBM 926
Interview with Otto Harbach’s son, who reminisces about his father’s contribution to musical comedy. “Cuddle Up a Little Closer” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” are two of his well-known songs.

Harburg, E.Y. (Edgar Yipsel)

You’re a Builder Upper
Download DBM 00553
CBM 553
E.Y. Harburg, lyricist of Finian’s Rainbow and The Wizard of Oz, relates America’s history as a “melting pot” to the songwriting scene.

Herbert, Victor

The Legend of Victor Herbert
Download DBM 00612
CBM 612
Focus on Victor Herbert, one of the founders of ASCAP, covering his varied career as composer of the operetta Babes in Toyland, bandmaster of New York’s Twenty-Second Regiment Band, and conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Victor Herbert
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CBM 585
Biography. Herbert’s failure at composing serious pieces for the opera and violoncello resulted in the operetta Naughty Marietta, a forerunner of musical comedy. Includes selections from Victor Herbert’s musical comedies.

Herman, Jerry

The American Sampler
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CBM 910
Interview with songwriter-composer Jerry Herman, interspersed with his music. Among his credits are the Broadway shows Hello Dolly and Mame.

The Man Who Carried It Off
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CBM 525
Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist of Broadway shows Hello Dolly and Mame, discusses future plans for writing music.

Johnson, James P. (James Price)

James P. Johnson
Download DBM 00858
CBM 858
The composer of “Charleston” and “If I Could Be with You” ranked along with Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton as the “father” of the eastern Harlem stride style.

Jones, Tom

A Lot More than Fantastic
Download DBM 00540
CBM 540
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the team that produced The Fantasticks, discuss past shows and present work in musical theater.

Kahn, Gus

We’re Still Singing “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Download DBM 00575
CBM 575-576
Songs written by lyricist Gus Kahn and his many collaborators, with discussion of Kahn’s film biography.

Kalmar, Bert

A Couple of Crazy Guys/Three Little Words, Thirteen Little Letters
Download DBM 00623
CBM 623
Story of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, successful songwriters who remained vaudeville comedians at heart.

Kern, Jerome

Jerome Kern, Man of Melody
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CBM 156
Friends discuss Jerome Kern’s legendary career.

Master of the Medium, the Man Who Found the Silver Lining
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CBM 613/ CBM 618
Discusses Jerome Kern’s career as writer of show tunes. Includes performances of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” from Roberta and “Make Believe” and “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat.

Lane, Burton

No Sad Songs for Me
Download DBM 00554
CBM 554
Burton Lane discusses his collaboration with E.Y. Harburg in writing the Broadway musical Finian’s Rainbow and its most famous song “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?”

Leigh, Carolyn

Young at Heart
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CBM 562
Lyricist Carolyn Leigh discusses the influences on her writing.

Lerner, Sammy

Makin’ Up a Song as I Go Along
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CBM 604/605
Sammy Lerner, lyricist for Hoagy Carmichael and Jay Gorney, tells of writing the song “Popeye the Sailor Man.”

Livingston, Jay

Give It All You’ve Got
Download DBM 00625
CBM 625-626
Anecdotes from Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, the team that wrote theme songs for the television series Bonanza and Mr. Ed, as well as award-winning songs like “Que Sera, Sera,” “Mona Lisa,” and “To Each His Own.”

Loesser, Frank

A Man and His Music
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CBM 573/574
An interview with the widow of Frank Loesser, a songwriter whose World War II songs include “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”

Marks, Gerald

They Don’t Write ’em like That Anymore
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CBM 342
Gerald Marks, composer of the popular song “All of Me,” reminisces about the songs written by Irving Berlin, Victor Herbert, and others.

Marks, Johnny

Johnny Marks and His Celebrated Reindeer
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CBM 564
Johnny Marks, composer of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” talks about the varied sources of inspiration for his songs.

McHugh, Jimmy

Happy Songs from a Happy Man
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CBM 621
Life and music of Jimmy McHugh, composer of such cheerful songs as “The Sunny Side of the Street” and “It’s a Most Unusual Day.”

Mercer, Johnny

The Man Who Launched 1,000 Hits
Download DBM 00548
CBM 548
Life and songs of Johnny Mercer, who wrote the lyrics of “Moon River,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and “Blues in the Night.”

Mizzy, Vic

The Whole World Is Singing My Song
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CBM 616
Songwriter Vic Mizzy tells anecdotes about his contemporaries and collaborators and gives opinions about current popular music.

Nyro, Laura

The Music of Laura Nyro
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CBM 60
Laura Nyro is interviewed by John Daly. Her diverse musical expressions are analyzed by Michael Thomas, Richard Goldstein, and Patrick O’Conner.

Oakland, Ben

You’re Not So Easy to Forget
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CBM 564
Story of the long career of Ben Oakland, who began playing classical music at an early age and went on to success as a vaudeville entertainer and as a songwriter for the Ziegfeld Follies and for Broadway musicals.

Olman, Abe

The Ship That Came In
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CBM 565
Abe Olman reminisces about his career as a music publisher and as a songwriter whose hits include “I’m Waiting for Ships That Never Come In” and “Down among the Sheltering Palms.”

Parish, Mitchell

The Sentimental Gentleman
Download DBM 00549
CBM 549
Interview with Mitchell Parish, a lyricist who teamed with composers Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, and Sammy Fain, and whose collaboration with Carmichael produced the hit “Stardust.”

Porter, Cole

Focus on Cole Porter
Download DBM 00285
CBM 285
Comprehensive collection of Cole Porter songs, with commentary tracing his career from 1937.

The Master of “From Major to Minor”
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CBM 624
Relates Cole Porter’s affluent background to the “plutocratic stylishness” of his songs. Plays songs from Porter’s years on Broadway, including “Night and Day,” “Anything Goes,” and “I Get a Kick out of You.”

Raksin, David

So You Want to Write for the Movies
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CBM 607
David Raksin, composer and conductor, discusses the process of writing music for films. Excerpts from Forever Amber.

Ramirez, Ram

Ram Ramirez
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CBM 1253
He wrote Billie Holiday’s hit song “Lover Man” and enjoys continued popularity on the New York jazz scene. Roger “Ram” Ramirez converses with Marian McPartland and teams up with her for a duet of “Undecided.”

Rodgers, Richard

The Dynamics of Collaboration
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CBM 201
Musical-comedy composer Richard Rodgers reminisces about the forty- three years he spent in partnerships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein.

The Most Unforgettable Composer I Never Met
Download DBM 00515
CBM 515-518
Dorothy Rodgers, wife of composer Richard Rodgers, discusses her husband’s career in musical theater and his collaborations with lyricists Larry Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Includes well-known songs from Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific, as well as less familiar songs and tells the story of the music publishing scene on Tin Pan Alley at the turn of the

Oklahoma! and Beyond
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CBM 233
Richard Rodgers, composer of the theatrical landmark Oklahoma!, reminisces about his collaboration with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein.

Romberg, Sigmund

The Last of the Giants
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CBM 609
Story of Sigmund Romberg, a composer who combined Viennese style with American idioms in such operettas as Blossom Time, The Student Prince, and My Romance.

Focus on Sigmund Romberg
Download DBM 00468
CBM 468
Oscar Hammerstein talks about Romberg’s life, plays, and greatest songs.

Rome, Harold

Seven Shows to Rome
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CBM 557
Anecdotes told by Harold Rome, composer of such Broadway musicals as Pins and Needles, Call Me Mister, and Wish You Were Here.

Ruby, Harry

A Couple of Crazy Guys/Three Little Words, Thirteen Little Letters
Download DBM 00623
CBM 623
Story of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, successful songwriters who remained vaudeville comedians at heart.

Schwartz, Arthur

Something to Remember Him By
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CBM 555
Life and music of Arthur Schwartz, who gave up his law practice to write for musical theater. Songs include “Dancing in the Dark” and “You and the Night and the Music.”

Spina, Harold

Sing Me an Old-Fashioned Song
Download DBM 00602
CBM 602/603
Composer and conductor Harold Spina reminisces with Mike Whorf about his long songwriting career and about his music for “Annie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “It’s So Nice to Have a Man around the House,” and other songs for the movies.

Strouse, Charles

By Strouse
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CBM 560
Strouse, who composed the score of Bye, Bye Birdie, discusses the importance of a composer’s involvement in arranging and orchestrating melodies.

Styne, Jule

There Goes That Song Again
Download DBM 00558
CBM 558
Songs by Jule Styne, arranger and composer who collaborated with lyricist Sammy Cahn to write such hits as “I’ve Heard That Song Before” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

Tilzer, Harry von

Please Sing Me One More Chorus
Download DBM 00535
CBM 535
Life of prolific composer and music publisher Harry von Tilzer, writer of “Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie” and “I Want a Girl Just like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad.”

Tobias, Charles

As the Years Go By
Download DBM 00538
CBM 538
Interview with Edna Tobias, who tells of her late husband Charles’s varied career as a vaudeville entertainer and as a songwriter for musicals and motion pictures.

Van Heusen, Jimmy

Mister Music
Download DBM 00620
CBM 620/622
Career of Jimmy Van Heusen, whose songs, written with lyricist Johnny Burke, include “Imagination,” “Swinging on a Star,” and “Sunday, Monday, or Always.”

Youmans, Vincent

Through the Years
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CBM 610
Highlights of Vincent Youman’s career writing scores for such musicals as Great Day and No, No, Nanette.



A Beginning Accordion Method for the Blind
Download DBM 00693
CBM 693
Robert Young McMahan’s course will teach persons of all ages, including those who read neither braille nor large type, to learn to play music of easy to moderate difficulty on the pianostradella accordion. Suitable for use with or without previous musical training, and with either casual or serious interest in music. Music learned includes “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” “Dona, Dona,” “When the Saints Come Marching In,” “Oh, Susanna,” “Joy to the World,” “Ode to Joy” (theme from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), and “Goin’ Home” (theme from Dvořák’s New World Symphony).

A Beginning Accordion Method for the Blind: Supplementary
Download DBM 00712
CBM 712
Additional compositions for each of the lessons in A Beginning Accordion Method for the Blind. Developed especially for the NLS program by Robert Young McMahon.

A Beginning Chromatic Freebass Accordion Method for the Blind
Download DBM 00711
CBM 711
Uses familiar songs and themes to teach basic musical concepts and playing techniques. Developed especially for the NLS program by Robert Young McMahan.


Autoharp and Jew’s Harp
Download DBM 00373
CBM 373
Mike Seeger leads an informal discussion on the selection, tuning, care, and handling of the autoharp. Covers beginning techniques of picking and strumming as well as the styles of Maybelle Carter, Kilby Snow, Pop Stoneman, and Seeger. Instructions include a demonstration of playing techniques.

How to Play Autoharp
Download DBM 01606
CBM 1606

How to Play Jewharp
Download DBM 01607
CBM 1607


Bluegrass Banjo, Lessons 1-6
Download DBM 00414
CBM 414-419
Bill Keith introduces the traditional bluegrass sound as well as his own style of banjo picking. Teaches tuning, basic right hand patterns, scales and fiddle tunes, back-up rhythm, and lead techniques. Includes information about scales and chord theory helpful to the banjo student. Songs include “Cumberland Gap,” “Cripple Creek,” “Dill Pickle Rag,” “Turkey in the Straw,” and “Little Sadie.”

5-String Banjo, Series 1, Lessons 1-6
Download DBM 00426
CBM 426-431
Happy Traum introduces main techniques of folk and country banjo picking, including two-finger mountain style, up-picking, double-thumbing, hammering-on, pulling-off, and a variety of strums and chord positions. Teaches accompaniments and instrumental versions of nearly forty songs, including “Irene,” “Jesse James,” “I Never Will Marry,” “Cripple Creek,” “Banks of the Ohio,” “Pretty Peggy-o,” and “Shady Grove.”

5-String Banjo, Series 2, Lessons 7-12
Download DBM 00432
CBM 432-437
Happy Traum teaches folk and country banjo techniques such as frailing, clawhammer style, and three-finger (Scruggs style) bluegrass picking. Songs include “Sail Away, Ladies,” “Pretty Polly,” “Nine Hundred Miles,” “The Water Is Wide,” “Marching through Georgia,” and “Wildwood Flower.”

Keith [Banjo] Tuners
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CBM 406
Bill Keith teaches use of tuning devices necessary for achieving a bluegrass banjo sound. Illustrated with several traditional banjo solos, including a version of “Auld Lang Syne” played entirely with the tuners.


Backup and Fills for Dobro
Download DBM 01222
CBM 1222
National dobro champion Dan Huckabee discusses and demonstrates how the dobro can be used most effectively in a band and how to play backup in any situation. Some of the topics covered are intros, fills, rhythm, solos, and endings. Includes “Wabash Cannonball,” “On My Mind,” and others.

Easy Dobro Solos
Download DBM 01276
CBM 1276
Some knowledge of how to play the dobro is needed before undertaking this course by Dan Huckabee. Tunes included are “Cripple Creek,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Steel Guitar Rag.”


Traditional Mountain Dulcimer
Download DBM 01324
CBM 1324
Jean Ritchie gives a short history of the dulcimer, presents tunings for different modes, and gives a song for each tuning. Information about how to properly hold the dulcimer is also included for beginners.


Learning the Irish Fiddle
Download DBM 01306
CBM 1306
This course is designed by Kevin Burke for those who already know how to play the fiddle and would like to learn some Irish tunes. Pieces are played slowly, a phrase at a time, so that they can be learned by ear. Includes hornpipes, jigs, and reels, and tells how to vary or ornament each piece.

Real Cajun Fiddle
Download DBM 01321
CBM 1321
Six tapes on the Cajun fiddle playing style, including well-known waltzes, reels, two-steps, and stomps. On side one, each song is played at a slower-than-normal speed and broken into short phrases. On side two, the same songs are played with a guitar and second fiddle so that the student can play along. Some songs also include the accordion. Taught by Michael Doucet.


Advanced Fingerpicking [Guitar] Techniques
Download DBM 00479
CBM 479-484
Stefan Grossman presents complex guitar arrangements adapted from fiddle tunes, blues, and original pieces. Designed for the student who has Homespun Tapes Fingerpicking, Series 1 and 2, or the Blues Guitar Series. Songs include “Pigtown Fling,” “Tryin’ to Get Home,” and “Roberta.”

Beginning Rock Guitar
Download DBM 01714
CBM 1714
Taught by Paul Lidel.

Bottleneck/Slide Guitar, Lessons 1-6
Download DBM 00444
CBM 444-449
Arlen Roth introduces bottleneck/slide guitar techniques used by blues musicians such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, country musicians like Jimmie Rodgers, and rock groups like Cream. Teaches blues and country licks, turnarounds, fills, intros and endings, and solos in songs such as “Good Morning Blues,” “Goin’ Down Slow,” “Dust My Broom,” and “Rolling and Tumbling.”

Contemporary Fingerpicking Guitar
CBM 1472-1474
Stephen Grossman discusses various topics about fingerpicking including: who’s who in the fingerpicking world, how blues and ragtime styles relate to today’s guitar playing, and what the American Primitive Guitar is.

Contemporary Ragtime Guitar, Lessons 1-6
Download DBM 00456
CBM 456-461
Stefan Grossman discusses how to arrange classic piano rags for guitar and presents advanced fingerpicking techniques necessary for playing in ragtime style. Designed for those already fluent in a variety of fingerpicking styles. Presents four rags: “Georgia Camp Meeting,” “Kinklet’s Two Step” (“Hilarity Rag”), “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin, and “Red Pepper Rag.”

Country Blues Gospel Guitar
Download DBM 00456
CBM 1480-1482
Country blues and gospel music have always been intertwined. Many bluesmen have played religious tunes as well as “the devil’s music!” Fingerstyle and bottleneck techniques have been traditionally used in both blues and gospel styles. In this three- cassette series, Dean Sires presents a detailed study of playing country blues gospel guitar. For the beginner to intermediate guitarist.

Country Blues Guitar
CBM 1495-1497
The music of Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy, and others are presented and discussed. Each musician is spotlighted in his own segment in this series of 17 broadcasts by Stefan Grossman. It introduces the listener to the legendary names of country blues guitar and gives a clear picture of how blues styles and techniques developed.

Country Blues Guitar, Series 2
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CBM 485-490
Stefan Grossman takes the student beyond the simple steady or alternating bass and into moving bass lines, counterpoint, classical arranging, and open tunings. Songs, in the styles of Elizabeth Cotten, the Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, and Sam McGee, include “Oh Papa,” “Buck Dancer’s Choice,” “Stagolee,” and “If You Don’t Want Me, Don’t You Have Me Anymore.”

Country Blues Guitar, Series 3
CBM 491-496
Stefan Grossman presents complex arranging styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Boy Fuller, Frank Stokes, Tommy Johnson, and Willie Brown, including alternating bass styles, the Mississippi Delta sound, and the ragtime blues of North Carolina. Songs include “Spider, Spider,” “It Won’t Be Long,” “M and O Blues,” and “Careless Love.”

Country Blues Guitar Styles and Techniques
CBM 1478/1479
This series of radio shows focuses on styles and techniques of country blues guitarists and uses old recordings combined with Stefan Grossman’s playing to describe the techniques used.

Country Guitar Styles
Download DBM 01201
CBM 1201-1203
Doc and Merle Watson cover finger picking, flat picking, Merle’s slide, and Doc and Merle’s “twin guitar” duets. Especially made for the intermediate to advanced player. Examples are played slowly as well as up to tempo for ease of learning by ear.

Designing Guitar Solos for Bluegrass Songs
CBM 1223
Chris Jones discusses how to embellish a guitar solo using a simple bluegrass melody. Some knowledge of flat picking is needed to benefit from these tapes. Included in the ten songs that Chris Jones analyzes and teaches are “Used to Be,” “Rose of Old Kentucky,” and “Your Love Is like a Flower.”

Electric Blues and Rock Guitar
CBM 1483-488
Lesson One: Beginnings-the Roots of Electric Blues. Fred Solokow slows down and analyzes the licks, scales, and techniques of Lonnie Johnson, Scrapper Blackwell, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and John Lee Hooker. Besides learning some great styles, you will have a foundation to build upon.
Lesson Two: Electric Slide Guitar. Using several sample tunes, Solokow teaches how to play electric slide guitar in the styles of the blues masters. Several tech- niques are covered as you learn the techniques of Tampa Red (open D), Muddy Waters (open G), Elmore James (open E), and Robert Nighthawk (standard tuning), and how to apply these techniques to rock progressions.
Lesson Three: Early Blues/Rock: Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. These two guitarists defined rock guitar in their day. The licks and styles they used, derived from blues players, are still an important part of every rock guitarist’s repertoire. Lots of sample tunes plus lead and backup are included.
Lesson Four: Kings of Modern Blues: B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, and T. Bone Walker. By analyzing sample tunes, Solokow teaches how to play electric single-string blues licks. The listener will learn several scale positions and how to improvise with them, how to do the “blues vibrato,” how to do fill-in licks, chords, and turn arounds. Instruction on how to apply these scales and licks to modern rock is also included.
Lesson Five: Modern Rock: English Blues and Heavy Metal. This lesson concentrates on the licks, scales, and playing styles of Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Ted Nugent, and Jimmy Page-guitarists whose playing directly derives from the blues masters. This lesson includes instruction in effects (distortion, vibrato bar, etc.), blues, and sliding scales and a special “speedy licks” exercise.
Lesson Six: Jazzy Electric Blues. The last lesson in the series illustrates how to jazz up the 12-bar blues progression, vary the blues scales with diminished scales a la Charlie Christian, apply blues scales to jazz tunes, “substitute scales,” and the special techniques used by Wes Montgomery and George Benson.

The Electric Guitar
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CBM 1204-1209
Amos Garrett teaches how to bend single and double notes in the first four lessons of this series. The last two lessons teach songs using string-bending techniques learned in earlier lessons. For intermediate to advanced players.

Fingerpicking Guitar Workshop
CBM 1475-1477
In this series of radio broadcasts Stefan Grossman adds guitar playing with talk and records to illustrate some of the ideas, approaches and concepts in fingerpicking guitar. Bottleneck styles and techniques in open G and D tunings, crossnote tuning, blues in E, raggin’ the blues, blues from the Carolinas, the guitar of Rev. Gary Davis, sophisticated blues, Texas blues, and Atlanta blues are some of the areas discussed.

Fingerpicking [Styles for Guitar], Series 1
Download DBM 00497
CBM 497-502
Happy Traum teaches basic fingerpicking in four common keys (C, G, D, and E), emphasizing ability to pick out syncopated melodies while maintaining a steady rhythmic bass pattern. Songs, in the styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Mike Seeger, Elizabeth Cotten, the Rev. Gary Davis, Merle Travis, and Dave Van Ronk, include “Spike Driver’s Blues,” “My Creole Belle,” “Candy Man,” and “Nine-Pound Hammer.”

Fingerpicking [Styles for Guitar], Series 2
CBM 503-508
Happy Traum presents fingerpicking tech- niques appropriate for those who can already do basic picking but want to expand their technique through the use of difficult chord positions, open tunings, and counter-bass lines. Songs, in the styles of Doc Watson, Willie Brown, Dave Van Ronk, and Merle Travis, include “Sitting on Top of the World,” “Deep River Blues,” “Mississippi Blues,” and “St. Louis Tickle.”

Flatpick Country Guitar
Download DBM 00473
CBM 473-478
Happy Traum introduces the listener to flatpicking styles used by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, and Johnny Cash. Covers basic strums, bass runs, hammer-ons, pull-offs, twelve-bar blues, walking bass, bluegrass licks, breaks, improvised solos, and fiddle tunes. Songs include “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” “Wildwood Flower,” “Cripple Creek,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Turkey in the Straw.”

Guitar by Ear
CBM 1617
Taught by David Bates.

Guitar Method for the Blind
Download DBM 00697
CBM 697
Don Hoffer offers an introduction to the guitar, with instructions for playing chords and chordal accompaniments to folk tunes. Contains instructions for learning jazz, blues, and flamenco guitar styles.

Honky Tonkin’ Country Guitar Solos
CBM 1290
The ten solos on this cassette were written by Paul Kramer. They are played at a regular tempo and at a slower speed for ease in learning. The author stresses that this course is for intermediate to advanced players only and moves rather rapidly.

Improvising Bluegrass Guitar
CBM 1274
In this course for the more advanced player, Brad Davis teaches twenty-eight licks and how to use them to improvise, jam, and create your own original breaks. Examples are played two or three times with different licks to show various styles.

Intro to the Guitar for the Visually Impaired
CBM 1616
Learn the basics of guitar playing without any written or braille materials. A Bill Brown course.

Lead Guitar
Download DBM 00462
CBM 462-467
Artie Traum introduces electric blues/rock lead guitar styles of B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and others, covering a wide variety of techniques in songs such as “St. James Infirmary,” “House of the Rising Sun,” “Tornado,” and “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”

Lead Guitar
CBM 1320
A six-tape course by Arlen Roth, covering the basics for beginning lead guitar. Topics discussed include left-hand exercises, hammer-ons, slides, pull-offs, bending strings, and special licks.

Learn to Play Country Quickly
Download DBM 01212
CBM 1212
Ray and Louis Howard teach this beginning course in guitar and discuss tuning, chords, songs, and how to transpose them. Songs included are “Down in the Valley,” “You Are My Sunshine,” “Beautiful Brown Eyes,” and others.

Playing and Understanding Jazz Guitar
CBM 1489-1494
Lessons narrated by Fred Solokow.
Lesson One: Chords. The lesson starts with the building blocks of jazz, how to recognize and construct chords and when to use them. Included is instruction on several moveable positions for each chord type and background information on intervals and the major scale.
Lesson Two: Chord Progressions. When soloing, composing or with any jazz playing, you must know the basic types of chord movements: II-V-I, circle of fifths, “scalewise” progressions, blues and others. Moveable fretboard patterns for all these are taught.
Lesson Three: Chord Soloing and Chord Substitution. This lesson deals with comping (backup) or chord soloing, how to substitute chords and vary progressions in order to jazz up a tune.
Lesson Four: Basic Single Note Soloing. The student now learns to improvise solos using blues scales and moveable major scales, how to recognize and use “key centers”-the key to soloing. Instruction included in playing basic melody, stylized melody, and completely free improvisation.
Lesson Five: Fancier Single-Note Soloing. Building on lesson four, the student learns to use diminished and augmented scales to jazz up solos, plus lots of chord-based licks and double-note soloing techniques and tips on “scale substitution.”
Lesson Six: Soloing Styles of the Greats. We now look closely at the playing styles of the influential guitarists Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, and Wes Montgomery. You will learn to solo “in the style of…” and study an analysis of the contributions made to guitar playing by these jazz giants.

Rippin’ Lead Guitar
CBM 1715
Narrated by Paul Lidel.

Rock Guitar Soloing
Download DBM 01715
CBM 1303
Arti Funaro teaches modern styles in this course, covering solos in the blues shuffle; funky blues of Albert King; heavy metal of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Eddie Van Halen; soul of Sam and Dave, James Brown, and Wilson Pickett; New Wave; and jazz/pop of George Benson.

Rock Rhythm Guitar
CBM 1716
Taught by Paul Lidel.

Tuning with Harmonics
Download DBM 01353
CBM 1353
A method of tuning the guitar by using a tuning fork and playing harmonics.


Blues Harmonica
CBM 1280
Gary Primich begins with teaching the notes on the harmonic and ends with difficult blues licks. He also discusses the types of harmonicas and recordings of great harmonica players that should be heard.

Blues Harmonica
Download DBM 00753
CBM 753-758
John Sebastian uses the harmonica in C to teach blowing single notes, playing harp in and harp out, and bending notes.

Blues Harp
Download DBM 00680
CBM 680
Tony Glover offers an introduction to blues style playing using Marine Band ten-hole harmonica. Covers simple melo- dies and techniques such as bending notes, train effects, and cross harp. Gives information on selecting harps for and playing with different guitar tunings. Adapted from Folkways Records recording FM 8358 for use by blind and physically handicapped individuals with special permission of the copyright holder.


Bluegrass Mandolin
CBM 1281
In this course Dan Huckabee plays each song at full speed followed by a slow detailed lesson taught one phrase at a time. Some of the tunes included are “Gold Rush,” “Big Mon,” “Sugarfoot Rag,” and “John Hardy.”

Designing Mandolin Solos for Bluegrass Songs
CBM 1220
Paul Kramer discusses how to play background for singers and how to embellish the solo part when the mandolin plays it. Songs include “I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky,” “Little Cabin on the Hill,” and others.

Improvising Bluegrass Mandolin
CBM 1277
For the advanced musician who plays by ear; note names are not given. Standard licks and how to use them to improvise, jam, and create original breaks are presented by Brad Davis. Examples are played two or three times at different speeds and with different licks to show various styles.

Irish Dance Tunes for Mandolin
CBM 1275
Some knowledge of how to play the mandolin is needed to learn these reels, jigs, and hornpipes. Mark Bickford plays first up to tempo and then slowly phrase by phrase. Some of the pieces are “Scatter the Mud,” “The Blue Angel,” and “Tuttle’s Reel.”


Popular Organ Instruction, Levels 1-3
Download DBM 00702
CBM 702
Bill Irwin’s lessons include an introduction to manuals, pedals, and registration; sitting position; chord construction and transposition; and naming and spelling out left-hand chords as used in familiar songs.


Blues/Rock Piano
Download DBM 00450
CBM 450-455
David Bennet Cohen teaches the basics of blues, barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, and rock piano styles. Begins with simple rhythms and introduces increasingly complex patterns. Each tape is supplemented with braille music. Designed for persons with elementary knowledge of piano keyboard and note reading.

Country Piano
CBM 1291
Taught by Ron Howard.

Key to the Keys for the Visually Handicapped
Download DBM 00699
CBM 699
Beginning instruction for the piano. Does not require the use of braille or printed material. Taught by Gale Pederson.

Play by Ear and Improvise
Download DBM 01282
CBM 1282
This course by Gale Pederson presents songs for the elementary piano player. Improvising techniques include broken chords, blocked chords, and octaves in the bass. Some of the songs are “Long, Long Ago,” “Home on the Range,” and “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

Play Piano by Ear
Download DBM 01413
CBM 1413
Daniel Abrams teaches familiar tunes, using a basic foundation of scales, chords, and intervals. He explains how to know what chords to use in harmonizing parti- cular melodies and demonstrates how to transpose them. Among the musical examples are Wagner’s “Wedding March” (“Here Comes the Bride”), “Silent Night,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Put Your Hands on the Piano and Play
Download DBM 01409
CBM 1409
Daniel Abrams has adapted his course for use by blind individuals. In this nontraditional approach to piano instruction, Abrams teaches chord structures and encourages students to improvise.

Ragtime Piano
Download DBM 00420
CBM 420-425
David Cohen Bennett uses both traditional songs and composed works to illustrate rag style. Complete in six lessons, graded easy to difficult. Includes braille music for lessons 1, 2, and 3. Braille for lessons 4, 5, and 6 available on request.
Lesson 1: “St. James Infirmary” and “Careless Love”
Lesson 2: “Buddy Bolden’s Blues”
Lesson 3: “Ragtime Pasmala” and “Alabama Hoedown”
Lesson 4: “Swipesy Cakewalk”
Lesson 5: “The Entertainer”
Lesson 6: “Maple Leaf Rag”


Learning to Play Recorder, Alto and Bass, Levels 1-2
Download DBM 00713
CBM 713
Sixteen cassettes which parallel the course for f-instruments
in two levels. Taught by Jean Sell.

Learning to Play Recorder, Soprano and Tenor, Levels 1-2
Download DBM 00640
CBM 640
Jean Sell teaches this beginning course for soprano and tenor recorders which is appropriate for people with and without previous musical experience. Folk songs, familiar tunes, and composed music especially appropriate for recorder are played as solos, in duets, and with guitar accompaniment. Emphasizes playing by ear and covers fundamentals of music, providing a solid music theory foundation for those who may want to read braille music later. Gives suggestions for choosing and caring for instruments.


Basic Vocal Technique
Download DBM 01301
CBM 1301
Pop singer and composer Penny Nichols discusses relaxing the body and voice, projecting the voice, and singing intervals and ornaments. Each lesson begins with a new song to learn.

Bluegrass Harmony
CBM 1221, 1224-1225
Dan Huckabee discusses a number of bluegrass standards and gives hints to help the student figure out harmony parts to other songs with the aid of his guitar. Includes “Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone,” “Old Home Place,” and others.

Born to Sing
CBM 1527

Gospel Harmony
CBM 1227
Dan Huckabee sings and plays melody and harmony to some favorite gospel tunes. Also teaches the student how to figure out harmony with a guitar. Includes “Farther Along,” “Put Your Hand in the Hand,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and more.

How to Sing Pop Harmony
CBM 1226
Dan Huckabee teaches two- and three-part harmonizations for some popular songs. The melody and harmony parts are sung separately and together. Some songs included are “Danny’s Song,” “Muskrat Love,” “Bye Bye Love,” and others.

Learn to Yodel
Download DBM 01293
CBM 1293
The first tape of this two-part series discusses the techniques of yodeling, finding the break in the voice, and the words and syllables used. The second tape deals with styles of individual singers and the way yodeling is used in songs. Taught by Cathy Fink.

Singing Country Harmony
CBM 1228
Dan Huckabee teaches how to sing two-, three-, and four-part harmony in this course. The melody parts are played separately and procedures are given for figuring out parts of songs. Includes “Red River Valley,” “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” “Cryin’ Time,” and others.

Singing Success Library
Download DBM 00579
CBM 579 (high voice)
Download DBM 00580
CBM 580 (low voice)
A progressive series of lessons for students of high school age and older. Includes detailed, easily comprehensible description of singing techniques and tone production. Each tape includes appropriate exercises and instructions for a specific song plus suggestions for developing self-confidence and stage presence; each song is recorded by flute and piano. Taught by Macon Delayan.


The Avant-Garde Today, Parts 1-2
Download DBM 00208
CBM 208-209
Scott Huston looks at the work of the “anti-music” composers and at musical composition, past and future. He predicts that traditional composition will soon become a dead art form.

Chance and Randomness in the Arts
Download DBM 00305
CBM 305
Composer Murray Schafer describes the process by which aleatoric or chance music is “composed.”

How to Write for the Musical Theater
CBM 1505/CBM 1506

Songwriters Workshop
Download DBM 01322
CBM 1322
In six one-hour lectures, five distinguished songwriters and lyricists discuss using the guitar and drum machine as writing tools, developing new lyrics, using the piano for melodic development, developing ideas on electronic keyboards, and the business side of songwriting.

Synthesizer/Electronic Keyboard

The Complete Synthesist
Download DBM 01300
CBM 1300
This course is primarily designed for the person who knows about or owns a synthesizer. Rob Zantay discusses basic synthesizer theory, how the synthesizer works, techniques of creating a sound, how to use a synthesizer in a recording studio, and how to set up a live, on-stage performance.

Electronic Keyboard Course
Download DBM 01408
CBM 1408
Taught by Carol Klose.

Electronic Keyboards
Download DBM 01302
CBM 1302
Vinnie Martucci discusses how to arrange music for synthesizers in a variety of styles. Concentrates on bass parts, rhythm sections, keyboard lead line parts, and overdubs. Teaches how to combine these different sounds to make the finished sounds of originally composed tunes or tunes written by others.


Irish Dance Tunes for Tinwhistle
CBM 1279
Dan Foster begins with the fingering of the tinwhistle on easy pieces, then proceeds to more difficult pieces and the teaching of ornamentation. Includes reels, jigs, and hornpipes. Some of the tunes are “Hunter’s Purse,” “The King’s Jig,” “The Banshee,” and “George White’s Favourite.”


Basic Theory

The Building Blocks of Music
Download DBM 00011
CBM 11
In a conversation with Carolyn Watt, Scott Huston reviews elements of music theory: intervals, triads, root movements, tonics, altered chords, and modulation. Examples include the second movement of the Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 and Brahms’s First Symphony.

Music Theory Course
Download DBM 01307
CBM 1307
Introductory course covers the basic elements of melody and rhythm and then concentrates on the form, harmony, and style. Concludes with an analysis of a major musical work. Designed especially for the NLS program, narrated by Barbara Kolb. Complete in four units.

Perfection Ear
CBM 1668-1678
Introduction: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies, melody direction.
Part 1: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies.
Part 2: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies, interval identification.
Part 3: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies, interval identification.
Part 4: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies, interval identification.
Part 5: Playback rhythms, playback melodies, interval identification.
Part 6: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies, chord identification (major and minor), interval identification.
Part 7: Clapback rhythms, playback melodies, chord identification (major, minor, dominant 7th), interval identification.
Part 8: Playback melodies, cadences (perfect and plagal), chord identification (major, minor, dominant 7th, diminished 7th), interval identification.
Part 9: Playback melodies, cadences (perfect, plagal, and imperfect), chord identification (major and minor in inversions and dominant 7th and diminished 7th in root position), interval identification.
Part 10: Playback melodies, cadences (perfect, plagal, imperfect, deceptive), chords (major and minor in inversions, dominant 7th and diminished 7th in root position), interval identification.

Practice Techniques for all Musicians
CBM 1325
Daniel Abrams discusses exercises and techniques to help practice without becoming tense. Primarily intended for keyboard players but also suitable for singers and other instrumentalists.

Understanding the Language of Music
CBM 1304
Using examples from classical and popular music, Daniel Abrams discusses modes, scales, chords, and the instruments of the orchestra. Includes a brief history of music, with analysis of styles and forms. For the person who would like to acquire a rudimentary knowledge of music history and theory.


Download DBM 00141
CBM 141-144
Drawing on examples from composers of different eras and styles, Scott Huston demonstrates several ways chords can be constructed and connected and how key feeling or tonality is produced. According to Huston, the history of music from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century follows the development of one chord-the augmented sixth.

Ear Training

Ear Training for the Instrumentalist
Download DBM 01305
CBM 1305
Although this course is primarily designed for the rock, country, or jazz instrumentalists, it may also be used by singers. Matt Glaser introduces a series of exercises on rhythm, pitch, and chord recognition in order to enhance a musician’s ability to play and improvise by ear.


Melody and Harmony
Download DBM 00053
CBM 53
Under the direction of Vladimir Bakaleinikov, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays music with contrasting melodies and harmonies.

Modern Harmony Course
Download DBM 00701
CBM 701
Scales and chord formation, progressions, modulations, chord notation, and rhythmic accompaniments. Developed especially for the NLS program, narrated by Bill Irwin.

Tools for Musicianship
Download DBM 01323
CBM 1323
This course can be used as a follow-up to the ear training course Ear Training for the Instrumentalist (CBM 1305), which is also taught by Matt Glaser. Skills to learn are rhythm, harmony, ear training, and improvisation and composition techniques.

Understanding the Formula of Music Makes It So Easy
CBM 1717
Narrated by Dan Huckabee.


Chinese Music and Bach
Download DBM 00067
CBM 67
CBM 248 (2 parts)
Rosalyn Tureck and Chou Wen-Chung discuss the “ornamented moment” as a “musical event” in ancient and modern Chinese music and in the music of Bach and Couperin. Includes musical examples.

The Evolution of Modern Music
Download DBM 00169
CBM 169
Scott Huston traces the history of music through the development of scales. Musical illustrations represent wide range of styles and genres from the Gregorian Chant to popular music.

Music for Children
Download DBM 00263
CBM 263
Interviews with Doreen Hall, a leading exponent of the Orff system of music education; Donald Himes, a teacher of eurhythmics; and Derek Healey, a composer.

Download DBM 00733
CBM 733
The art of improvisation is explored in various art forms including play writing, acting, filmmaking, and jazz and classical music.

Indian Music and Bach
Download DBM 00035
CBM 35
Download DBM 00041
CBM 41 (2 parts)
Rosalyn Tureck discusses ornamentation in the music of early composers. Jon Higgins demonstrates the importance of ornamentation in the classical music of south India, describing its relationship to the Western tradition.

Music of the Orient
Download DBM 00394
CBM 394-395
Analyzes the theoretical system of the Indian raga in terms of melodic and rhythmic formulas, and the music’s relation to specific gods, events, and seasons.


Intervals and Triads
Download DBM 00214
CBM 214-215
Scott Huston and Carolyn Watt discuss the uses composers make of intervals and triads in their music.


Bach and Ornamentation
Download DBM 00045
CBM 45
Concert artist and Bach specialist Rosalyn Tureck explains how Bach’s ornamentation is “written right into the music.”

Individual Pieces


CBM 2110 – Cold Contagious Download DBM 02110
CBM 2111 – Creep Download DBM 02111
CBM 2112 – Disarm Download DBM 02112
CBM 2113 – Everlong Download DBM 02113
CBM 2114 – Every Morning Download DBM 02114
CBM 2115 – Glycerine Download DBM 02115
CBM 2116 – Greedy Fly Download DBM 02116
CBM 2117 – Heaven’s Already Here Download DBM 02117
CBM 2118 – I’ll Stick Around Download DBM 02118
CBM 2119 – Love Will Keep Us Alive
CBM 2120 – Lithium Download DBM 02120
CBM 2121 – Machine Head Download DBM 02121
CBM 2122 – Misery Download DBM 02122
CBM 2123 – 1979 Download DBM 02123
CBM 2124 – Plush Download DBM 02124
CBM 2125 – Pure Massacre Download DBM 02125
CBM 2126 – Satellite Download DBM 02126
CBM 2127 – Sensible Download DBM 02127
CBM 2128 – Shine Download DBM 02128
CBM 2129 – Suicidal Dream Download DBM 02129
CBM 2130 – Today Download DBM 02130
CBM 2131 – Tomorrow Download DBM 02131
CBM 2132 – Turn My Head Download DBM 02132
CBM 2133 – When I Come Around Download DBM 02133

CBM 2081 – Belleau Wood Download DBM 02081
CBM 2082 – Best of Intentions Download DBM 02082
CBM 2083 – Breathe Download DBM 02083
CBM 2084 – Chattahoochee Download DBM 02084
CBM 2085 – Daddy’s Hands Download DBM 02085
CBM 2086 – Do You Believe Me Now? Download DBM 02086
CBM 2087 – Feel like Making Love Download DBM 02087
CBM 2088 – I Can’t Stop Loving You Download DBM 02088
CBM 2089 – If Tomorrow Never Comes Download DBM 02089
CBM 2090 – Katie Brought My Guitar Back Download DBM 02091
CBM 2091 – Love Me Download DBM 02091
CBM 2092 – Midnight in Montgomery Download DBM 02092
CBM 2093 – One Small Miracle Download DBM 02093
CBM 2094 – Panhandle Rage Download DBM 02094
CBM 2095 – Party Crowd Download DBM 02095
CBM 2096 – Rooster Download DBM 02096
CBM 2097 – Someone Else’s Star Download DBM 02097
CBM 2098 – Harvest Wind Download DBM 02098
CBM 2099 – Thunder Rolls Download DBM 02099
CBM 2100 – The Dance Download DBM 02100
CBM 2101 – The Key Download DBM 02101
CBM 2102 – The River Download DBM 02102
CBM 2103 – Tree of Hearts Download DBM 02103
CBM 2104 – Two Tear Drops Download DBM 02104
CBM 2105 – Unanswered Prayers Download DBM 02105
CBM 2106 – When a Man Loves a Woman Download DBM 02106
CBM 2107 – Wildwood Flower Download DBM 02107
CBM 2108 – Yakety Axe Download DBM 02108
CBM 2109 – You Move Me Download DBM 02109

Guitar by Ear (Series)

Teaches how to play each song without the use of music or tabs. Each song is on a separate cassette. Each cassette is from the Bill Brown Guitar by Ear series.

CBM 2159 – Solo Sampler 1 Download DBM 02159
CBM 2160 – A Day in the Life of a Fool Download DBM 02160
CBM 2161 – Always on My Mind Download DBM 02161
CBM 2162 – Amazing Grace Download DBM 02162
CBM 2163 – Are You Washed Download DBM 02163
CBM 2164 – Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) Download DBM 02164
CBM 2165 – Ave Maria (Schubert) Download DBM 02165
CBM 2166 – Because He Lives Download DBM 02166
CBM 2167 – Beyond the Gates Download DBM 02167
CBM 2168 – Blue Moon Download DBM 02168
CBM 2169 – Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand Download DBM 02169
CBM 2170 – Blue Spanish Eyes Download DBM 02170
CBM 2171 – Born to Serve the Lord Download DBM 02171
CBM 2172 – Bour‚e Download DBM 02172
CBM 2173 – Breezin’ Lix Download DBM 02173
CBM 2174 – By and By Download DBM 02174
CBM 2175 – Classical Gas Download DBM 02175
CBM 2177 – Come and Dine Download DBM 02177
CBM 2178 – Dancing Shadows Download DBM 02178
CBM 2180 – Down by the Riverside Download DBM 02180
CBM 2181 – Dream On Download DBM 02181
CBM 2185 – Girl from Ipanema Download DBM 02185
CBM 2183 – Fire Dance Download DBM 02183
CBM 2184 – Für Elise Download DBM 02184
CBM 2186 – Harper Valley PTA Download DBM 02186
CBM 2187 – He Looked Beyond My Fault Download DBM 02187

Soft Rock
CBM 2134 – Aubrey Download DBM 02134
CBM 2135 – Believe in Me Download DBM 02135
CBM 2136 – Carolina in My Mind Download DBM 02136
CBM 2137 – Diary Download DBM 02137
CBM 2138 – Fire and Rain Download DBM 02138
CBM 2139 – Hearts and Crafts Download DBM 02139
CBM 2140 – Helplessly Hoping Download DBM 02140
CBM 2141 – If Download DBM 02141
CBM 2142 – Leader of the Band Download DBM 02142
CBM 2143 – Longer Download DBM 02143
CBM 2144 – Looking for a Lady Download DBM 02144
CBM 2145 – Now and Forever Download DBM 02145
CBM 2146 – Only the Heart May Know Download DBM 02146
CBM 2147 – Poems, Prayers, and Promises Download DBM 02147
CBM 2149 – Something in the Way She Moves Download DBM 02149
CBM 2150 – Stars Download DBM 02150
CBM 2151 – The Boxer Download DBM 02151
CBM 2152 – This Old Guitar Download DBM 02152
CBM 2153 – Time in a Bottle Download DBM 02153
CBM 2154 – Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Download DBM 02154
CBM 2155 – Waterloo Download DBM 02155
CBM 2156 – You Can Close Your Eyes Download DBM 02156
CBM 2157 – You Were Meant for Me Download DBM 02157
CBM 2158 – You’ve Got a Friend Download DBM 02158
CBM 2188 – He Touched Me Download DBM 02188

CBM 1985 – Already Gone Download DBM 01985
CBM 1986 – Allman Brothers Greatest Intros and Shorts Download DBM 02319
CBM 1987 – Alone Download DBM 01987
CBM 1988 – Always Making Love Download DBM 01988
CBM 1989 – Always with Me, Always with You Download DBM 01989
CBM 1990 – Angel Download DBM 01990
CBM 1991 – Another Brick in the Wall Download DBM 01992
CBM 1992 – Black Hole Sun Download DBM 01992
CBM 1993 – Blackbird Download DBM 1993
CBM 1994 – Blue on Black Download DBM 01994
CBM 1995 – Bold as Love Download DBM 01995
CBM 1996 – Caffeine and Nicotine Download DBM 01996
CBM 1997 – Catfish Blues Download DBM 01997
CBM 1998 – Cliffs of Dover Download DBM 01998
CBM 1999 – Crossfire Download DBM 01999
CBM 2000 – Daydream Download DBM 02000
CBM 2001 – Dead or Alive Download DBM 02001
CBM 2002 – Dee Download DBM 02002
CBM 2003 – Don’t Fear the Reaper Download DBM 02003
CBM 2004 – Empty Arms Download DBM 02004
CBM 2005 – The End Download DBM 02005
CBM 2006 – Eruption Download DBM 02006
CBM 2007 – Dust in the Wind Download DBM 02007
CBM 2008 – Farewell to Kings Download DBM 02008
CBM 2009 – Fire in the Hole Download DBM 02009
CBM 2010 – Five Long Years Download DBM 02010
CBM 2011 – The Fool and Me Download DBM 02011
CBM 2012 – The Freshman Download DBM 02012
CBM 2013 – Gene and Eddie Download DBM 02013
CBM 2014 – Give Me One Reason Download DBM 02014
CBM 2015 – Hang Download DBM 02015
CBM 2016 – Heaven Download DBM 02016
CBM 2017 – Hit Me with Your Best Shot Download DBM 02017
CBM 2018 – Holy Wars – Rhythm and Lead Download DBM 02018
CBM 2019 – Hotel California Download DBM 02019
CBM 2020 – House Is Rockin’ Download DBM 02020
CBM 2021 – I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing Download DBM 02021
CBM 2022 – Illusion Download DBM 02022
CBM 2023 – Jessica Download DBM 02023
CBM 2024 – Jet Airliner Download DBM 02024
CBM 2025 – Johnny B. Goode Download DBM 02025
CBM 2026 – Julia Download DBM 02026
CBM 2027 – Keep Your Hands to Yourself Download DBM 02027
CBM 2028 – Lady Love Download DBM 02028
CBM 2029 – Lenny Download DBM 02029
CBM 2030 – Let Me Put My Love into You Download DBM 02030
CBM 2031 – Letters to My Girlfriend Download DBM 02031
CBM 2032 – Life by the Drop Download DBM 02032
CBM 2033 – Little Bit of Sympathy Download DBM 02033
CBM 2034 – Little Martha Download DBM 02034
CBM 2035 – Little Wing (Selected Licks) Download DBM 02035
CBM 2036 – Love Struck Baby Download DBM 02036
CBM 2037 – Mary Ann Download DBM 02037
CBM 2038 – Messing with the Kid Download DBM 02038
CBM 2039 – More than a Feeling Download DBM 02039
CBM 2040 – My Friend of Misery Download DBM 02040
CBM 2041 – My Friends Download DBM 02041
CBM 2042 – My Own Prison Download DBM 02042
CBM 2043 – Name Download DBM 02043
CBM 2044 – Nothing Else Matters Download DBM 02044
CBM 2045 – Octopus’s Garden Download DBM 02045
CBM 2046 – Ode Download DBM 02046
CBM 2047 – Old Man down the Road Download DBM 02047
CBM 2048 – Only Time Download DBM 02048
CBM 2049 – Panama Download DBM 02049
CBM 2050 – Pink Houses Download DBM 02050
CBM 2051 – Play That Funky Music (Lix) Download DBM 02051
CBM 2052 – Pretty Woman Download DBM 02052
CBM 2053 – Push Download DBM 02053
CBM 2054 – Ramblin’ Man Download DBM 02054
CBM 2055 – Red House Download DBM 02055
CBM 2056 – Rock This Town Download DBM 02056
CBM 2057 – Rocky Mountain High Download DBM 02057
CBM 2058 – Secret Agent Man Download DBM 02058
CBM 2059 – Secret Agent Man (Ventures) Download DBM 02059
CBM 2060 – Shelf in the Room Download DBM 02060
CBM 2061 – Sleepwalk Download DBM 02061
CBM 2062 – Smokin’ Download DBM 02062
CBM 2063 – Spooky Download DBM 02063
CBM 2064 – Stairway to Heaven Download DBM 02064
CBM 2065 – Still Raining Download DBM 02065
CBM 2066 – Stoop Down Baby Download DBM 02066
CBM 2067 – Stray Cat Strut Download DBM 02067
CBM 2068 – Susie Q Download DBM 02068
CBM 2069 – Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer Download DBM 02069
CBM 2070 – Sweet Home Alabama Download DBM 02070
CBM 2071 – Tears in Heaven Download DBM 02071
CBM 2072 – Too Rolling Stoned Download DBM 02072
CBM 2073 – This Boy Download DBM 02073
CBM 2074 – 316 Download DBM 02074
CBM 2075 – Under the Bridge Download DBM 02075
CBM 2076 – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Download DBM 02076
CBM 2077 – Waterloo Download DBM 02077
CBM 2078 – What’s Wrong with You? Download DBM 02078
CBM 2079 – While We Cry Download DBM 02079
CBM 2080 – Yellow Download DBM 02080


Piano By Ear
Teaches how to play each piece without the use of music or tabs.

CBM 1743 – Always a Woman to Me Download DBM 01743
CBM 1744 – Anniversary Song (waltz style taught in three levels) Download DBM 01744
CBM 1745 – Ashokan Farewell (from Civil War series on PBS) Download DBM 01745
CBM 1746 – Blues and Boogie – Learn “In the Mood” as well Download DBM 01746
CBM 1747 – Georgia on My Mind (Taught in three levels) Download DBM 01747
CBM 1748 – Godfather 1 (Love Theme) Download DBM 01748
CBM 1749 – Godfather 2 (Main Theme) Download DBM 01749
CBM 1750 – I Got Rhythm Download DBM 01750
CBM 1751 – Intros and Endings (Get in and out 24 ways) Download DBM 01751
CBM 1752 – Theme from Love Story (EZ left-hand arpeggio pattern) Download DBM 01752
CBM 1753 – Misty (Jazz style with major seventh chords) Download DBM 01753
CBM 1754 – My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic) Download DBM 01754
CBM 1755 – The Piano Man Download DBM 01755
CBM 1756 – Theme from Pink Panther Download DBM 01756
CBM 1757 – Tennessee Waltz (with Floyd Cramer licks) Download DBM 01757
CBM 1758 – Unforgettable Download DBM 01758
CBM 1759 – Watermark by Enya Download DBM 01759
CBM 1760 – Wind Beneath My Wings (easy arr.) Download DBM 01760
CBM 1761 – Your Cheatin’ Heart (with left- hand boogie pattern) Download DBM 01761
CBM 1762 – Ave Maria (Gounod arr.) Download DBM 01762
CBM 1763 – Just as I Am Download DBM 01763
CBM 1764 – Old Rugged Cross (waltz bass style) Download DBM 01764
CBM 1765 – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Download DBM 01765
CBM 1766 – March in D Download DBM 01766
CBM 1767 – Minuet in G Download DBM 01767
CBM 1768 – Minuet in G minor Download DBM 01768
CBM 1770 – My Heart Ever Faithful Download DBM 01770
CBM 1774 – Minuet in G Download DBM 01774
CBM 1777 – Rustic Dance Download DBM 01777
CBM 1778 – Prelude in A Download DBM 01778
CBM 1779 – Prelude in C minor Download DBM 01779
CBM 1780 – Prelude in E minor Download DBM 01780
CBM 1781 – Kabalevsky I Download DBM 01781
CBM 1782 – Minuet in C (Mozart) Download DBM 01782
CBM 1783 – Minuet (Mozart) Download DBM 01783
CBM 1784 – Minuet in F (Mozart) Download DBM 01784
CBM 1785 – Ave Maria (Schubert) Download DBM 01785
CBM 1786 – Christmas Song (melody chord style) Download DBM 017865
CBM 1787 – Silent Night (taught in three levels) Download DBM 01787
CBM 1788 – Sleigh Ride Download DBM 01788
CBM 1789 – Vol 1: “Amazing Grace,” “O Danny Boy,” “America,” “Aura Lee,” “You Are My Sunshine” Download DBM 01789
CBM 1790 – Vol 2: “Just as I Am,” “Wild Irish Rose,” “My Country ’tis of Thee,” “Down in the Valley,” “Five Foot Two” Download DBM 01790
CBM 1791 – Christmas 1: “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Joy to the World,” “Away in a Manger,” “White Christmas” Download DBM 01791
CBM 1792 – Christmas 2: “Away in a Manger,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Deck the Halls,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” Download DBM 01792
CBM 1793 – Hymns by Ear Download DBM 01793

Popular Music Lead Sheets

CBM 1285-1289
Includes five songs with lyrics, vocal part, partial accompaniment (right hand), and chord symbols dictated. The music is not performed.

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CBM 1285
“I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Morning Has Broken,” “Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella,” “As Time Goes By,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

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CBM 1286
“Send in the Clowns,” “King of the Road,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Jump.”

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CBM 1287
“September Song,” “The Christmas Song,” “It’s All Right with Me,” “Memory,” “When Doves Cry.”

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CBM 1288
“My Wild Irish Rose,” “The Nearness of You,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Bridge over Troubled Water,” “Cherish.”

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CBM 1289
“The Way It Is,” “The Greatest Love of All,” “Layla,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”


Bach, Johann Sebastian

Arioso for Viola from Cantata no. 156
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CBM 408
Arrangement of the Sinfonia from Bach’s cantata, Ich steh’mit einem Fuss im Grabe, S. 156. Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses Carl Fischer edition.

Celebrated Air on the G String for Viola
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CBM 587
Arrangement of air from Bach’s Orchestral Suite S. 1068 in D major. Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses Carl Fischer edition.

Schumann, Robert

Märchenbilder: Pictures in Fairyland for Viola, op. 113, First Movement
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CBM 688
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition.

Stamitz, Karl

Viola Concerto in D Major, op. 1, First and Third Movements
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CBM 590,
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CBM 689
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses International Music Co. edition.

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Concerto for Viola, G Major
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CBM 589, 591, 592, 588
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses International Music Co. edition.


Bach, Johann Sebastian

Arioso for Violin from Cantata no. 156
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CBM 584
Arrangement of Sinfonia from Bach’s Cantata, Ich steh’ mit einem Fuss im Grabe, S. 156. Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition.

Celebrated Air on the G string, for Violin
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CBM 409
Arrangement of the air from Bach’s orchestral suite S.1068 in D major. Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses Carl Fischer edition. Braille score (Schott edition, arranged by A. Wilhelmj) available on request.

Gounod, Charles

Meditation on the First Prelude of J. S. Bach, for Violin
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CBM 593
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses Carl Fischer edition. Braille score available on request.

Handel, George Frideric

Sonata no. 3 for Violin, F Major, Second and Fourth Movements
CBM 684, 683
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition. Braille score available on request.

Sonata no. 5 for Violin, A Major, Second and Fourth Movements
CBM 686, 682
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition. Braille score available on request.

Sonata no. 6 for Violin, E Major, Second and Fourth Movements
CBM 685, 681
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition. Braille score available on request.

Rieding, Oskar

Concerto for Violin, G Major, op. 34, First, Second, and Third Movements
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CBM 594, 595, 596
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses Belwin Inc. edition.

Schumann, Robert

Märchenbilder: Pictures in Fairyland for Violin, op. 113, First Movement
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CBM 687
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition.

Seitz, Friedrich

First Pupil’s Concerto for Violin, D Major, First Movement
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CBM 601
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses G. Schirmer edition. Braille score available on request.

Student’s Concerto no. 2 for Violin, G Major, op. 13, First, Second, and Third Movements
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CBM 598, 600
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses C. Fischer edition. Braille score (G. Schirmer edition) available on request.

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concerto for Violin, G Major, First, Second, and Third Movements
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CBM 597, 599, 690
Piano accompaniment only, played at slow practice and actual performance tempos. Uses Hug edition published by C.F.Peters.


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Danny Boy – soprano
CBM 1794

When Love Is Kind – soprano
CBM 1795

Barber, Samuel

The Crucifixion – soprano
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CBM 1800

The Daisies
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CBM 1801 – baritone
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CBM 1802 – soprano
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CBM 1803 – mezzo soprano

Sure on This Shining Night
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CBM 1796 – baritone
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CBM 1797 – tenor
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CBM 1798 – soprano
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CBM 1799 – mezzo soprano

Beach, Amy Marcy Cheney

Take, O Take Those Lips Away – soprano
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CBM 1804

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Adelaide – tenor
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CBM 1805

Bellini, Vincenzo

Vaga luna, che inargenti – soprano
CBM 1806

Bononcini, Giovanni Battista

Per la gloria d’adorarvi
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CBM 1807 – tenor
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CBM 1808 – baritone
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CBM 1809 – soprano
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CBM 1721 – mezzo soprano

Bowles, Paul

Cabin – baritone
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CBM 1810

Brahms, Johannes

Botschaft – tenor
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CBM 1811

Brahms Songs for High Voice
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CBM 1215
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht – baritone
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CBM 1812

Die Mainacht – baritone
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CBM 1813

Everybody’s Favorites for High Voice
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CBM 1219
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

Meine Liebe ist Grun – baritone
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CBM 1814

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CBM 1815 – soprano
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CBM 1816 – tenor
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CBM 1817 – baritone

Vergebliches St„ndchen
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CBM 1818 – soprano
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CBM 1819 – baritone

Wie Melodien Zieht es mir – soprano
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CBM 1820

CBM 1821 – baritone
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CBM 1822 – soprano

Wir Wandelten – tenor
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CBM 1823
Britten, Benjamin

The Ash Grove – tenor
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CBM 1825

O Can Ye Sew Cushions? – tenor
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CBM 1824

Burleigh, Henry Thacker

Deep River – soprano
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CBM 1826

Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child – soprano
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CBM 1827

There Is a Balm in Gilead – soprano
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CBM 1828

Caccini, Giulio

Amarilli, mia bella
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CBM 1829 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1830 – soprano
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CBM 1831 – tenor

Cadman, Charles Wakefield

The Little Road to Kerry – soprano
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CBM 1832

Caldara, Antonio

Alma del core – tenor
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CBM 1833

Come raggio di sol
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CBM 1834 – tenor
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CBM 1835 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1836 – soprano

Sebben, crudele
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CBM 1837 – soprano
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CBM 1838 – tenor

Carissimi, Giacomo

Vittoria, mio core!
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CBM 1839 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1840 – soprano

Charles, Ernest

When I Have Sung My Songs
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CBM 1841 – tenor
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CBM 1842 – baritone
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CBM 1843 – mezzo soprano

Copland, Aaron

At the River – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1844

Ching-a-ring Chaw – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1845

I Bought Me a Cat – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1846

The Little Horses
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CBM 1851 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1852 – soprano

Long Time Ago
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CBM 1847 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1848 – soprano

Simple Gifts
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CBM 1849 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1850 – baritone

Debussy, Claude

Romance – soprano
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CBM 1853

Dougherty, Terrence Patrick

Across the Western Ocean – baritone
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CBM 1854
Duke, John

Loveliest of Trees
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CBM 1855 – tenor
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CBM 1856 – soprano
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CBM 1857 – mezzo soprano
CBM 1858 – baritone

Duparc, Henri

Chanson triste
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CBM 1859 – tenor
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CBM 1860 – soprano

Extase – tenor
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CBM 1861

L’invitation au Voyage – soprano
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CBM 1862

Durante, Francesco

Vergin, tuto amor
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CBM 1863 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1864 – soprano

Fauré Gabriel

Adieu – tenor
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CBM 1865

Après un Rêve
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CBM 1866 – soprano
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CBM 1867 – tenor

Automne – soprano
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CBM 1868

Chanson d’amour
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CBM 1869 – soprano
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CBM 1870 – tenor

Clair de lune – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1871

En prière – tenor
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CBM 1872

Fleur jetée – tenor
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CBM 1873

Ici-Bas! – soprano
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CBM 1874

Le secret – soprano
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CBM 1875

Les berceaux – soprano
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CBM 1876

Les roses d’lspahan – soprano
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CBM 1877

Lydia – tenor
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CBM 1878

Nell – tenor
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CBM 1879

Rencontre – tenor
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CBM 1880

Toujours – tenor
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CBM 1881


Tell Me, O Blue Blue Sky
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CBM 1882 – soprano
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CBM 1883 (piano?)

Giordani, Giuseppe

Caro mio ben
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CBM 1884 – tenor
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CBM 1885 – baritone
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CBM 1886 – soprano

Gluck, Christoph

O del mio dolce ardor
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CBM 1887 – tenor
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CBM 1888 – soprano

Gold, Arthur

Music, When Soft Voices Die – soprano
CBM 1889

Handel, George Frideric

Caro Sposa – soprano
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CBM 1890

Ch’io mai vi possa – soprano
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CBM 1891

The Do-It-Yourself Messiah
CBM 1468 – soprano
CBM 1469 – alto
CBM 1470 – tenor
CBM 1471 – bass
These cassettes help singers learn the chorus parts for this work. Each cassette includes selected choruses with one voice part emphasized while the other parts are sung softly.

Lascia ch’io pianga – soprano
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CBM 1892
Va godendo
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CBM 1893 – soprano
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CBM 1894 – mezzo soprano

Where’er You Walk
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CBM 1895 – soprano
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CBM 1896 – baritone
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CBM 1897 – tenor

Hopkinson, Francis

Beneath a Weeping Willow’s Shade – soprano
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CBM 1898

Johnson, Hall

Were You There? – soprano
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CBM 1899

Liszt, Franz

Oh, quand je dors – tenor
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CBM 1900

Lotti, Antonio

Pur dicesti, o bocca bella – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1901

Mendelssohn, Felix

If with All Your Hearts – tenor
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CBM 1902

Monteverdi, Claudio

Lasciaterni morire!
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CBM 1903 – tenor
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CBM 1904 – soprano

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

An Chloe – soprano
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CBM 1905

Das Veilchen – soprano
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CBM 1906

Mozart Arias for Soprano
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CBM 1217
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

Ridente la calma – soprano
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CBM 1925

Nichols, Penny

Basic Vocal Technique
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CBM 1301
Pop singer and composer Penny Nichols discusses relaxing the body and voice, projecting the voice, and singing intervals and ornaments. Each lesson begins with a new song to learn.

Niles, John Jacob

Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – soprano
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CBM 1908

I Wonder as I Wander
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CBM 1909 – soprano
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CBM 1910 – tenor

The Lass from the Low Countree
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CBM 1911 – baritone
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CBM 1912 – soprano

Paisiello, Giovanni

Nel coor piu non mi sento – soprano
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CBM 1913

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Nina – tenor
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CBM 1914

Se tu m’ami, se sospiri
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CBM 1915 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1916 – soprano

Purcell, Henry

I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly
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CBM 1917 – soprano
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CBM 1918 – mezzo soprano

Nymphs and Shepherds – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1919

Quilter, Roger

Love’s Philosophy – soprano
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CBM 1920

Rodrigo, Josqu¡n

Con que la lavare? – soprano
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CBM 1921

De donde venis amore – soprano
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CBM 1922

De los alamos vengo, madre – soprano
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CBM 1923

Vos me matasteis – soprano
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CBM 1924

Scarlatti, Alessandro

Gia il sole dal gange
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CBM 1942 – tenor
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CBM 1926 – soprano

Le violette – tenor
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CBM 1927

O cessate di piagarmi
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CBM 1928 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1929 – soprano
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CBM 1930 – tenor

Schubert, Franz

An die Laute – tenor
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CBM 1931

An die Music
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CBM 1932 – soprano
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CBM 1933 – baritone

An die Nachtigall – tenor
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CBM 1934

An die Sonne – tenor
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CBM 1935

An Silvia – baritone
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CBM 1936

Die Forelle – tenor
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CBM 1937

Du bist die Ruh – soprano
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CBM 1938

Frühlingsglaube – soprano
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CBM 1939

Gretchen am Spinnrade – soprano
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CBM 1940

Heidenröslein – soprano
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CBM 1941

Nacht und Träume
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CBM 1942 – soprano
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CBM 1943 – tenor

Rastlose Liebe – baritone
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CBM 1944

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CBM 1945 – tenor
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CBM 1946 – soprano

Schumann, Robert

Der Nussbaum
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CBM 1947 – soprano
CBM 1948 – baritone
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CBM 1949/50 – mezzo soprano
Die Lotosblume
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CBM 1951 – soprano
CBM 1952 – tenor
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CBM 1953/54 – mezzo soprano

Du bist wie eine Blume
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CBM 1955 – soprano
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CBM 1956 – tenor
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CBM 1957 – baritone
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CBM 1958 – mezzo soprano

Ich grolle Nicht – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1959/60
Schumann Songs for Low Voice
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CBM 1214
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

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CBM 1961 – soprano
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CBM 1962 – baritone

Stradella, Alessandro

Pieta, signore!
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CBM 1963 – tenor
CBM 1964 – soprano

Strauss, Richard

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CBM 1965 – mezzo soprano
CBM 1966 – tenor
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CBM 1967 – baritone
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CBM 1968 – soprano

Befreit – tenor
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CBM 1969

Die Nacht
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CBM 1970 – soprano
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CBM 1971 – tenor

Heimlich aufforderung – tenor
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CBM 1972

Richard Strauss Songs for High Voice
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CBM 1213
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

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CBM 1973 – baritone
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CBM 1974 – soprano
Thiman, Eric

I Love All Graceful Things – soprano
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CBM 1976

Path to the Moon – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1976

Torelli, Giuseppe

Tu lo sai – tenor
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CBM 1977

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Silent Noon
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CBM 1978 – soprano
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CBM 1979 – mezzo soprano

The Vagabond – baritone
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CBM 1980

Whither Must I Wander? – baritone
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CBM 1981

Wolf, Hugo

Hugo Wolf Songs for Low Voice
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CBM 1218
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

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CBM 1982 – mezzo soprano
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CBM 1983 – soprano

Zaninelli, Luigi

Sacred Oratorio Arias for Tenor
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CBM 1216
Piano accompaniment only; played by John Wustman.

The Water Is Wide – soprano
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CBM 1984