Distressingly, back in February, I missed The Lighter Side of Allan Blank, a performance held by Old Dominion University Libraries. Nearly every day I look through his music scores, but wonder what they sound like. Since then, I have scoured the internet searching for performances where I could listen to his works. So far I have not found any local concerts being held (hoping ODU will do another performance soon), but I did discover a trove of videos and audio clips highlighting his work.
My best source of recordings and performances has been Youtube. Below are a few of my favorites.
Other resources are music lover blogs, or if you wish to stream entire album and don’t mind paying for the experience Amazon is a great place to start. Of course ODU Libraries are incredible sources for the composer’s works, which lucky me has access to all the time!