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By Alec Wilder,James T. Maher,Gene Lees

while Alec Wilder's American well known Song first seemed, it was once nearly universally hailed--from The ny Times to The New Yorker to Down Beat--as the definitive account of the vintage period of yankee renowned tune. It has considering the fact that develop into the normal paintings of the nice songwriters who ruled renowned track within the usa for part a century. Now Wilder's vintage is accessible back, with a brand new advent by means of Gene Lees.
Uniquely analytical but engagingly casual, American renowned Song specializes in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic characteristics that distinguish American renowned song and feature made it an actual paintings shape. Wilder strains the roots of the yank sort to the ragtime track of the Nineties, exhibits the way it used to be integrated into mainstream renowned song after 1900, after which surveys the careers of each significant songwriter from global warfare 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 specific, inventive, and unique songs of this era exhibit unforeseen beauties in songs lengthy forgotten and pleasant subtleties in lots of widely used criteria. the result's a definitive therapy of a unusually unsung and uniquely American art.

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