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Singers and Songmakers

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on and discusses the relationship between jazz and pre-rock 'n' roll American popular songs. For a good deal of jazz's history the majority of its harmonic and structural ... More


Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More


May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Sharon Ammen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Before Sophie Tucker “corked up” to entertain her audiences with ragtime songs in “Negro dialect” and before Fanny Brice stumbled into the footlights in her rendition of the “Dying Swan,” the ... More


The Music of Alec Wilder: An Assessment

Philip Lambert

in Alec Wilder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter evaluates Alec Wilder's music. Listeners are often struck by the tunefulness of Wilder's creations, whether a popular song or a concerto or sonata. Indeed, many of his ... More


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