Alec Wilder by Philip Lambert

By Philip Lambert

The song of Alec Wilder (1907-1980) blends numerous American musical traditions, corresponding to jazz and the yankee well known music, with classical ecu varieties and methods. fashionable and obtainable, Wilder's musical oeuvre ranged from sonatas, suites, concertos, operas, ballets, and artwork songs to woodwind quintets, brass quintets, jazz suites, and enormous quantities of renowned songs. during this biography and important research of Wilder's track, Philip Lambert chronicles Wilder's early paintings as a part-time scholar on the Eastman university of track, his ascent during the ranks of the industrial recording in ny urban within the Thirties and Forties, his flip towards live performance song from the Fifties onward, and his devotion past due in his lifestyles to the research of yankee well known songs of the 1st half the 20 th century. The e-book discusses a few of his best-known tune, corresponding to the innovative octets and songs equivalent to "I'll Be Around," "While we are Young," and "Blackberry Winter," and explains the original combination of cultivated and vernacular traditions in his singular musical language.

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Pessl had told Miller about a film project she had taken on that called for a swing version of a classic harpsichord piece, in the spirit of recent recordings by Raymond Scott and Benny Goodman, and Miller had put her in touch with Wilder. Wilder recalls, “I had found a Couperin piece for harpsichord that suggested jazz rhythms, but before I put an arrangement on paper I asked Miss Pessl for permission to familiarize myself with her harpsichord. She allowed me to visit her apartment, and in the course of experimenting with her German-built instrument I fell in love with the sounds it produced” (Elegant Refuge, 73).

Starting in the mid-1930s, Wilder essentially lost focus on the varieties of concert music that had so impassioned him back in Rochester. Instead he devoted more and more attention to pop songwriting, as he had since parting company with Eddie Brandt around 1930. ”16 His lyrics in these songs are simple and direct and consistent with current songwriting practices. “Just One” is typical: A Just One Under the sun Gives me such devotion Just as deep as the ocean No wonder, I am in love. A Just One Under the sun To my heart keeps bringing Love that makes it keep singing Just One.

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