The Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

Month

April 2019

Writing Music with Elmo

I’ve discovered a great deal about writing music from Allan Blank’s composer’s notebooks. Yet, the the greatest lesson I’ve gained from Mr. Blank is that music whether simple, or complex can be found everywhere. Now, as a parent, I want… Continue Reading →

Listening to A Miscellany for Saxophone Quartet

Last week one of our new student workers asked me what I was working on. I explained that I am the Archival Processor for the Allan Blank Collection and my job is to preserve and organize the composer’s work. Picking… Continue Reading →

Virginia Must have “Something in the Water”

Later this month, Pharrell Williams will be hosting the Something in the Water Festival in Virginia Beach! Normally, the focus of this blog is on the classical music of Allan Blank, but today I’m making an exception. Music, in all… Continue Reading →

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