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Allentoff Music is proud to carry on the legacy of noted American composer Alec Wilder with new orchestral arrangements based on Wilder's original piano scores. All of the arrangements are officially licensed from Ludlow Music Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

About Alec Wilder

A major figure in the New York music world, Alec Wilder was equally at home writing ballet and opera, or composing songs for Tommy Dorsey, authoring concertos or pop standards for Frank Sinatra. Wilder was born in Rochester, NY, and studied at the Eastman School of Music. His teachers included the composer Howard Hanson. He first established himself in New York as a songwriter and arranger in big-band jazz circles at the end of the 1920s and the early '30s, composing for Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, among others. He wrote hundreds of popular songs during his career, including "All the King's Horses" (which was used in the 1930 Howard Dietz-Arthur Schwartz stage musical Three's a Crowd) and "Stop That Dancin' Up There," and he saw his work recorded by such major artists as Harry James and Frank Sinatra (who cut an entire instrumental album of Wilder's work, as conductor).

His first major success as a songwriter came in 1934 with "While We're Young," and he delivered a succession of hits over the decades that followed -- among the more notable was "All the Cats Join In," which became a hit for Benny Goodman in the mid-'40s as well as the centerpiece of a Walt Disney film. Wilder's exposure to the world of popular jazz exerted a powerful influence on his career as a serious composer -- he composed jazz music for wind instruments, and in 1942 premiered a ballet entitled Juke Box with the American Ballet, built on popular thematic material. It was the first of several ballets, including False Dawn and Life Goes On. In some ways, he was the heir to George Gershwin as a composer of jazz-based classical music, authoring works such as the Concerto for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra and numerous suites for jazz ensemble and orchestra, well into the 1960s, long after they were considered fashionable in music circles. Wilder also composed operas (Ellen, 1955), stage cantatas (Miss Chicken Little, 1957), and many works aimed at younger listeners, including the Child's Introduction to the Orchestra in 1954. Wilder also wrote one major reference book, American Popular Song 1900 - 1950, which was published in 1972.

A Child is Born

For Voice and Orchestra (Solo Voice, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trombone I, Trombone II, Tuba, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Please note: The vocal part is optional.

Words by Alec Wilder; Music by Thad Jones

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

3 Minutes

Officially Licensed from Ludlow Music, Inc.

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Blackberry Winter

For Flute and Orchestra (Solo Flute, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trombone I, Trombone II, Tuba, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Words and Music by Alec Wilder and Loonis McGlohon

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

4 Minutes

Officially Licensed from Ludlow Music, Inc.

 

 

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For the download edition, you will receive an email with your music attached as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. You can download FREE Adobe Reader to read the file at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. Once you download the file, you can view the music and print the score and parts.

The printed edition includes a beautiful spiral bound score and a full set of printed parts. FREE Shipping and Handling to the United States and Canada.

To pay by check or money order, please print and complete the following PDF order form: http://www.allentoffmusic.com/-%20New%20Folder/allentoffmusicorderformpdf.pdf

Love Among the Young

For Bassoon and Orchestra (Solo Bassoon, Flute I, Flute II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trombone I, Trombone II, Tuba, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Words by Norman Gimbel; Music by Alec Wilder

Arranged by Jonathan Allentoff

4 Minutes

Officially Licensed from Ludlow Music, Inc.

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