Composing a Collection: the Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

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A Centuries Old Instrument Meeting a Modern Composer

Over the weekend, I visited the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg. There, I was greeted by a fantastic exhibit of harpsichords and piano fortes. Usually, when I think of the harpsichord, I envision men in powdered wigs… 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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