Oxford University Press
"Composer Alec Wilder's American Popular: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950 is widely recognized as the definitive book on American popular song. In this volume, which achieved immediate praise and recognition upon its publication, Wilder discusses some 800 songs from the American Songbook, offering a composer's insight, acceccible music analysis, as well has his strong personal biases. Nearly fifty years later, this classic study has received a much-needed...
Salomé (74 min.): Salomé dances for King Herod and demands that the head of John the Baptist be brought to her on a platter. Lot in Sodom (27 min.): A lyrical interpretation of the Biblical Old Testament story based on rhythmical arrangements of symbols rather than on chronological development of action.