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American popular song : the great innovators, 1900-1950

Title
American popular song : the great innovators, 1900-1950 / Alec Wilder ; edited and with a new introduction and additional chapter by Robert Rawlins.
Author
Wilder, Alec
Publication
  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
  • ©2022

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Additional Authors
Rawlins, Robert
Description
xi, 564 pages : illustrations, music; 24 cm
Summary
"Composer Alec Wilder's American Popular: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950 is widely recognized as the definitive book on American popular song. In this volume, which achieved immediate praise and recognition upon its publication, Wilder discusses some 800 songs from the American Songbook, offering a composer's insight, acceccible music analysis, as well has his strong personal biases. Nearly fifty years later, this classic study has received a much-needed revision. While leaving Wilder's colorful prose and brazen opinions intact, language, style, and musical nomenclature have been updated to reflect current usage. The musical examples mostly remain, but piano score has been replaced with lead-sheet notation: melody, chords, and lyrics. Rhythmic notation has also been adjusted to follow present-day norms. Additionally, a final chapter has been added, which includes more than fifty songs that were not in the original, seeking to achieve greater representation for women and African American composers, as well as including several of Wilder's own songs"--
Subjects
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
The transition era : 1885 to World War I -- Jerome Kern (1885-1945) -- Irving Berlin (1888-1989) -- George Gershwin (1898-1937) -- Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) -- Cole Porter (1891-1964) -- Harold Arlen (1905-1986) -- Vincent Youmans (1898-1946) and Arthur Schwartz (1900-1984) -- Burton Lane (1912- 1997), Hugh Martin (1914-2011), and Vernon Duke (1903-1969) -- The Great Craftsmen. Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981) ; Walter Donaldson (1893-1947) ; Harry Warren (1893-1981) ; Isham Jones (1894-1956) ; Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969) ; Duke Ellington (1899-1974) ; Fred Ahlert (1892-1953) ; Richard Whiting (1891-1938) ; Ray Noble (1907-1978) ; John Green (1908-1989) ; Rube Bloom (1902-1976) ; Jimmy Van Heusen (1913-1990) -- Outstanding Individual Songs : 1920 to 1950 -- Additional songs and composers.
Call Number
JNE 22-116
ISBN
  • 9780190939946
  • 019093994X
  • 9780190939953
  • 0190939958
LCCN
2021034909
OCLC
1260694711
Author
Wilder, Alec, author.
Title
American popular song : the great innovators, 1900-1950 / Alec Wilder ; edited and with a new introduction and additional chapter by Robert Rawlins.
Publisher
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
Copyright Date
©2022
Edition
Third edition, 50th anniversary edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Added Author
Rawlins, Robert, editor, writer of introduction, author.
Other Form:
Online version: Wilder, Alec. American popular song [3.] New York : Oxford University Press, 2022 9780190939977 (DLC) 2021034910
Research Call Number
JNE 22-116
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