Allan Arthur Willman papers, 1929-1987

Willman, Allan Arthur, 1909-1989


5.33 cubic ft. (7 boxes).
Collection contains Allan Arthur Willman's personal correspondence, Willman's musical scores (originals and copies, include those for "Solitude", "A Ballade of the Night", and "Where the Lilac Blows"), nine reel to reel audio tapes of Willman's musical performances (including "Solitude" and "A Ballade of the Night"), and three audio cassettes of "A Ballade of the Night". Collection also contains a 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record of "A Ballade of the Night", Willman's notebooks, Willman's appointment books, musical scores composed by Willman's students (originals and copies), and papers written by Willman's students. Published sheet music of Willman's classical pieces (including "A Ballade of the Night" and "Where the Lilac Blows"), a 1935 diary kept by Willman, a few clippings, and miscellaneous sheet music are in this collection as well.
Allan Arthur Willman (1909-1989) was a classical music composer, classical pianist, and music professor during the twentieth century. Born in Hinckley, Illinois, educated at Knox College Conservatory of Music and Chicago Musical College, Willman was a classically trained pianist who performed throughout the United States and in Europe. From 1936 to 1974, he was a professor of music at the University of Wyoming, where he spent much of his career as head of the university's Department of Music (1942-1974). Willman composed a number of classical pieces in the course of his career, including "Solitude", "A Ballade of the Night", and "Where the Lilac Blows."..
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