According to the sketches I’ve found so far, Allan Blank decided in the mid-1980’s to write music for children. His compositions were meant for a children’s chorus accompanied by a piano. After finding a poem or nursery rhyme, Mr. Blank would then write a score around the words.

One example is his series : “Songs for Children”, which includes “The Gold Fish, Mister Carrot, The Little Plant, Our Band, The Man in the Wilderness, Engine, Mrs. Peck-Pigeon, My Puppy, My Plan, The Wind, Eight O’Clock and The Ferryman.”

The Goldfish from Songs for Children by Allan Blank