The Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

Month

November 2017

Lento the Snail

Much to my surprise and delight, I have discovered a snail! Luckily, it was not a live snail, but a drawing. Based on the context of the paper I found, it would seem that Dr. Blank was tinkering with various… Continue Reading →

Remembering Allan Blank (December 27, 1925-November 12, 2013)

Today, November 12th, marks the fourth anniversary since Allan Blank’s passing. So, in remembrance of Dr. Blank, I am sharing his obituary, which appeared in the November 17, 2013 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch by Ellen Robertson. “Composer Allan Blank… Continue Reading →

Award Winning Composer!

According to the American Composers Alliance, Allan Blank won several awards for his compositions. In 1983, Dr. Blank placed first in the George Eastman Competition for his work “Duo for Bassoon and Piano”. A few years later, in 1988, he… Continue Reading →

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