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By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees

ISBN-10: 0195014456

ISBN-13: 9780195014457

ISBN-10: 0195019253

ISBN-13: 9780195019254

while Alec Wilder's American well known Song first seemed, it used to be nearly universally hailed--from The ny Times to The New Yorker to Down Beat--as the definitive account of the vintage period of yank renowned track. It has due to the fact develop into the traditional paintings of the good songwriters who ruled well known tune within the usa for part a century. Now Wilder's vintage is obtainable back, with a brand new creation by way of Gene Lees.
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American well known Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic characteristics that distinguish American renowned track and feature made it an real artwork shape. Wilder lines the roots of the yankee type to the ragtime song of the Nineties, exhibits the way it was once integrated into mainstream renowned song after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from international struggle I to 1950. Wilder devotes desparate chapters to such greats as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen. Illustrated with over 700 musical examples, Wilder's delicate analyses of the main distinct, inventive, and unique songs of this era exhibit unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of prevalent criteria. the result's a definitive remedy of a surprisingly unsung and uniquely American art.

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