Blanche Patecky music compositions, 2016  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Patecky, Blanche, 1904-
Blanche Patecky music compositions
0.1 cubic feet, (2 folders)  :  Includes compact disc
Collection Number
Coll 837
Sheet music and compact disc of piano compositions by Blanche Patecky (1904-1996). Patecky was a musician and painter in Portland, Oregon. Her compositions were published for the first time in 2016 by musician and composer Matthew Lauser.
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Blanche Patecky was born in 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, to Samuel and Emma Friend, and came to Portland, Oregon, as a child. She studied piano and worked as an organist. In 1930, she married Albert Patecky, who became a notable painter. The couple had a son, Kenneth. Blanche Patecky taught piano, composed music, and painted; however, none of her musical compositions were published during her lifetime. She died in 1996.

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Matthew Lauser is a composer and musician from the Pacific Northwest. In 2016, he published and performed piano pieces that Blanche Patecky had composed in the 1950s, and arranged Patecky's works for the string quartet.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of music composed by Blanche Patecky in the mid-20th century. The collection contains a book of sheet music and a compact disc. The sheet music, titled "Slavic Dances for Piano," consists of Patecky's piano compositions as well as arrangements of them for trios and quartets by musician and composer Matthew Lauser. The compositions are "Serenade in Seville"; "Dance of the Peasant Dolls"; "Around a Gypsy Campfire"; "The Cossack's Return"; and "Czardas." The compact disc contains recordings of the compositions performed by Lauser.

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Preferred Citation

Blanche Patecky music compositions, Coll 837, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Restrictions on Use

Sheet music may not be reproduced except for educational or performance purposes. Permission for other uses of sheet music or contents of compact disc may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Composers--Oregon
  • Piano music
  • Stringed instrument music
  • Women composers--Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Music books
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Lauser, Matthew (arranger)
    • Lauser, Matthew (performer)