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Alec Wilder - American Popular Song

by Alec Wilder

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Published by TRO - The Richmond Organization .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7622706M
ISBN 100634024019
ISBN 109780634024016

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Alec Wilder, American Popular Song The Great Innovators, , New York: Oxford University Press, Alec Wilder relates the story that "Kern was convinced that a song so complex [as "All the Things You Are] could never be a hit, but that a moment after voicing this fear to a friend he heard a passing pedestrian whistling it.".   Alec Wilder "The American Popular Song" But it's great book. It's a shame that Wilder didn't included his own song, that are just beautiful and should totally be in the book, but he wasn't certainly the kind of person to self promote his own work. What time is the next swan?

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Stylish and accessible, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and art songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and.

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A great ballad that has been sung and performed by all major artists around the world. Alec Wilder included it in his book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, –, even though it.

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Recorded in early Aprilwith a broadcast date of October 3,it's American Popular Song Show #1. This is the first show NPR listeners heard. Alec Wilder died of lung cancer in Gainesville, Florida in December, Wrote the definitive book "American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, –" () William Engvick.

Scroll to Discover Alec Wilder Connections. Wilder was also a gifted writer and author of several important books, most notably the landmark American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, (Oxford, ), which contains Wilder’s acerbic, often admiring yet unflinching analyses and excerpts of over songs, a book which is still considered one of the great resources on this.

According to Alec Wilder the sheet music is “ as printed, one of the very best piano editions of a song I’ve ever seen.” With an opening two bars this good, Rodgers could’ve phoned in some run-of-the-mill tripe for the rest and it’d still be one of my favorite songs.

Songwriter and composer Alec Wilder created many works in jazz, pop, and classical music ranging from ballads to operas. Born in Rochester, NY, inWilder studied at the Eastman School of Music. His first successful song was "All the King's Horses" for the Broadway production Three's a Crowd, and he received more attention as the decade progressed with compositions that combined jazz.

Inhis book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators was one of the first to give scholarly attention to the songwriters of Tin Pan Alley. Popular Alec Wilder songs Blackberry Winter. WHOEVER has my copy of ``American Popular Song,'' by Alec Wilder, please give it back. I never ask people to return books.

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