Alec Wilder (1907-1980) an introduction to the man and his music.

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Published by Margun Music in Newton Centre, MA .

Written in English

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  • Wilder, Alec -- Bibliography.,
  • Wilder, Alec -- Discography.

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ContributionsSchuller, Gunther.
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LC ClassificationsML410.W6975 A8 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p. :
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14682138M

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The period covered starts at the beginning of Cited by: Alec Wilder In Spite Of Himself. – Oxford University Press. Wilder, Alec Letters I Never Mailed.- Little, Brown and Company. Wilder, Alec (annotated by David Demsey) Letters I Never Mailed: Clues to a Life – University of Rochester Press.

Wilder, Alec (edited by James T. Maher) American Popular Song/The Great Innovators – Oxford University Press. Alec Wilder (ca. Photograph from Alec Wilder Archive, Series 7 (Photographs), Box 1, Folder 5. Alexander Lafayette Chew Wilder was born in Rochester, New York on Febru He received private instruction in counterpoint and composition from Herbert Inch and.

It is the intention of the followers of the music of Alec Wilder () to bring greater awareness and to preserve the life’s work of this unique and fascinating American composer.

As Wilder was often misunderstood, ignored, and labeled a maverick, his music does not easily fit into any one category. In his book, “Alec Wilder and His Friends,” Whitney Balliett dubbed Wilder “The President of the Derriere Garde,” and to many classical critics he was a “conservative craftsman lacking in innovation” and not to be taken seriously.

In this biography and critical investigation of Wilder's music, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early work as a part-time student at the Eastman School of Music, his ascent through the ranks of the commercial recording industry in New York City in the s and s, his turn toward concert music from the s onward, and his devotion late in his life to the study of American popular songs of the.

In this biography and critical investigation of Wilder's music, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early work as a part-time student at the Eastman School of Music, his ascent through the ranks of the commercial recording industry in New York City in the s and s, his turn toward concert music from the s onward, and his devotion late in his life to the study of American popular songs 5/5(1).

Letters I Never Mailed: Clues to a Life, by Alec Wilder, in a new, annotated edition with introduction and supplementary material by David Demsey, foreword by jazz pianist Marian McPartland, and photographs by Louis Ouzer. Alec Wilder is a rare example of a composer who established a reputation both as a prolific composer of concertos, sonatas, and operas, and as a popular songwriter.

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In Alec Wilder's study, American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, –, the songwriter and critic lists and ranks the artists he believes belong to the Great American Songbook canon. A composer, Wilder emphasized analysis of composers and their creative efforts in this work.

Distressed and embarrassed about his mistakes, Wilder declined to be in the audience for the performance and receive Hanson's acknowledgment, opting instead for an alcoholic haze at a nearby speakeasy.

It was, Wilder wrote, "the night I lost Dr. Hanson." Upstate, Downstate. Wilder was a regular presence at Eastman between and or Brand: University of Illinois Press. FRIENDS OF ALEC WILDER ORGANIZATION (FOAW) Individuals may join the newly restructured organization to help support future Wilder events including the annual New York City concert, the twice yearly FOAW Newsletter, maintaining the Wilder preservation website, and foster efforts in preserving Wilder’s life’s works.

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3: for solo horn by Alec Wilder (). Alec Wilder was one of the few American composers to earn an international reputation in both classical and popular music. This book documents his many hundreds of musical compositions, ranging from chamber and orchestral music, to opera and ballet, theatre and film, and art and popular songs.

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This chapter presents an excerpt from Alec Wilder's book American Popular Song: The Great Innovators focusing on his review of the movie musical A Damsel in Distress. Wilder suggests that the most popular tune in this musical was A Foggy Dance composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother Ira.

He notes Gershwin's use of repeated notes in this song and argues that it was one of. To most even aware of the music of polymath Alec Wilder () he is a bit of a cipher, a clever and mysterious fellow who seemed unconcerned with the convention that one should find a niche and cultivate it until the end.

Wilder moved easily between popular and classical music and devotees tend to embrace one part of his output or another. Wilder’s published works.

The book draws upon dozens of quotes from Wilder’s unpublished autobiographical manuscripts Life Story, The Search and The Tuxedo, as well as published sources such as Desmond Stone’s biography Alec Wilder In Spite of Himself.

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DISCOGRAPHY – SONGS. All Wilder Collections (1) Jackie Cain/Roy Kral:An Alec Wilder Collection (Audiophile) (2) Meredith D’Ambrosio: Another Time (Sunnyside) (3) Valerie Errante/Robert Wason: Songs of Alec Wilder (Troy) (4) Eileen Farrell: Eileen Farrell Sings Alec Wilder (Reference) (5) Roland Hanna: Roland Hanna Plays the Music of Alec Wilder (Tokuma Japan).

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A rare example of Alec Wilder singing his own song, accompanied on piano by Loonis McGlohon, recorded October 8, Words by Arnold Sundgaard, Music by Alec Wilder.

From the musical play Western Star, originally titled The Wind Blows Free and based upon the Book of Job. Photo of Alec and Loonis taken February by Elmer Horton.

Alec Wilder – 25 Songs for Solo Voice for Medium Voice & Piano Series: Vocal Collection Composer: Alec Wilder (US) HL ISBN:. and lyrics are by Berenberg. Its music is by Alec Wilder and its orchestra was conducted by Mitchell (Mitch) Miller. It was issued for the first time, as an “unbreakable” record, via the Decca label.

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