NEW BLAKE MUSIC
“Three Songs by Blake,” music by Richard Willis, formed part of a program of new works presented before the National Association of Teachers of Singing at their 26th annual convention in Dallas this past December. The work was one of several commissioned by the American Institute of Musical Studies for special presentation at this meeting. Mr. Willis chose “To Morning,” “The Blossom,” and “Mad Song” to set to music for soprano, clarinet, percussion, and piano. At the Dallas performance the performers included: Julia Lansford, soprano, Arkansas State College; Jerry Brumbaugh, clarinet, Dallas, Texas; Fred Raulston, percussion, Southern Methodist University; and Gary Hercher, piano, Arkansas State College.