Thanks for the info, Nol.
I ahve never used the Player Options in a P&P game and didn't think to look there.
I don't know who Chris Perksins is, but he/she didn't write any of the 1e rulebooks. When we do the Forgotten Realms 2e databases, somebody can feel free to add orisons if they would like.
Bards don't seem to be eliciting a lot of enthusiasm here...maybe I won't worry about them being in the default databases.
But, do not fear those who would like to use bards, as I will definitely be adding them. And Nol may be the most escited about this, but the whole reason I started on them was because they are needed for the Arthurian characters, because apparently King Arthur is a Paladin/Bard.