The Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

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March 2019

Compiling Scores: The Contemporary Composers Collection

Are you a musician looking for inspiration? A music student looking for scores? Perhaps an everyday citizen interested in contemporary composers? Never fear, the Old Dominion Special Collections is here! The Contemporary Composers Collection is a digital repository of unpublished… Continue Reading →

F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room Just Got Updated!

  Over Spring Break, the Diehn Composers Room (home of the Allan Blank Papers Collection) had a new floor installed! Soon the furniture will be returned, but already the room looks brighter and feels more welcoming than ever before. Please… Continue Reading →

The Rite of Spring…Gangnam Style?

In celebration of the Vernal Equinox, may I present the Rite of Spring by┬áIgor Stravinsky…Gangnam Style! Spring is supposed to be a time of joyfulness and renewal. My hope is that this brings a smile to your face, dear Reader.

Hey…Jude: an Opera in Three Acts

Thomas Hardy wrote a tale of a tragic man whose ambitions are never realized, his love lost and his life plagued by death. Jude the Obscure interweaves the themes of education, religion, sexuality, marriage and death throughout the tale of… Continue Reading →

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