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The “Golden Age” of Tin Pan Alley c. 1920s-1930s Produces Thousands of Songs, including many that have become standards. Renowned Song Composers • Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and many more
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Characteristic Tin Pan Alley Song Form (Short instrumental intro) Verse Dramatic context, tone. Shorter, often serves as intro (sometimes cut). Refrain Becomes more and more important Usually 32-bars (four 8-bar phrases). A Statement of main musical material A’ Restatement B Bridge/Release - contrasting, new material A’’ Final statement
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Gene Austin (singer), “My Blue Heaven” (1927) (cello intro) Verse Day is ending Birds are wending Back to their shelter of Each little nest they love Nightshade’s falling Lovebirds calling What makes the world go round Nothing but love
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Gene Austin (singer), “My Blue Heaven” (1927) Refrain A When Whippoorwills call And evening is nigh I hurry to my blue heaven A’ I turn to the right A little white light Will lead you to my blue heaven B A smiling face
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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