The Allan Blank Papers

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Was the Bassoon Allan Blanks Favorite Instrument?

Frank Zappa once commented that the bassoon has “…a medieval aroma…” and after hearing the bassoon, I definitely agree.  Often, bassoons are compared to male baritones, having a similar quality of sound. To me, the reverberation of the bassoon is… Continue Reading →

What in the World is a Sarrusophone?

In a previous post, a quote from Allan Blank mentioned a sarrusophone and my curiosity was piqued. What kind of instrument is it? Is it found in often in orchestras? What does it sound like? I don’t profess to have… Continue Reading →

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