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Alec Wilder

1907-1980 US, Rochester, New York
Composer of Classical and Jazz
A.k.a. Alexander Lafayette Chew Wilder

American composer, born February 16, 1907 in Rochester, New York, USA, died December 24, 1980 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. In addition to writing popular songs, Wilder also composed classical pieces for exotic combination's of orchestral instruments. His classical numbers, which often had off-beat, humorous titles were strongly influenced by jazz. He also wrote eleven operas. Inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.

  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Children's Music
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Finale on Hansel and Gretel from the 1958 NBC-TV Spectacular by Various Artists
Just You and Me on Mood For Love by Various Artists
Effie Sings a Lullaby on Coastal Communities Concert Band - 28th Anniversary Concert by Coastal Communities Concert Band

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Woodwind Quintets Nos.3,4, And 6New York Woodwind Quintet M1223 Alec Wilder1999Album
Hansel And Gretel (Part 1) / Slow DanceEngelbert Humperdinck : Basil Rathbone with orchestra conducted by Carmen Dragon, Alec Wilder : Frank Sinatra conducting the The Columbia String Orchestra1998Album
An American And Paris - The Best Of The New York Woodwind Quintet Vol. 3New York Woodwind Quintet, Alec Wilder, Francis Poulenc, Jean Françaix1996Album
For The Friends Of Alec WilderAlec Wilder, The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark, Humbert Lucarelli, Eugenia Zukerman, Gary Louie, Kenneth Pasmanick1994Album
Aria / Concerto For OboeJohn Corigliano, Alec Wilder, Humbert Lucarelli, The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Barrett1994Album
Music From EastmanAlec Wilder / Allan Blank1986Album
Marlene VerPlanck Sings Alec WilderMarlene VerPlanck Sings Alec Wilder1986Album
Lullabies and Night SongsJan DeGaetani, Alec Wilder, Rayburn Wright1985Album
Alec Wilder's Music For Marimba With Other InstrumentsAlec Wilder - Gordon Stout, Bob Levy, Virginia Nanzetta, Clarion Wind Quintet1979Album
The Wingra QuintetWingra Woodwind Quintet, Alec Wilder, Jurriaan Andriessen, Ingolf Dahl1976Compil.
Sonata For Horn-Tuba-Piano / Elegie For Horn / Romance / Serenade No. 12 For TubaJohn Barrows, Harvey Phillips, Bernie Leighton, Tait Sanford - Alec Wilder / Francis Poulenc / Alexander Scriabine / Vincent Persichetti1965Album
The Sand CastleAlec Wilder1961Album
Alice's Adventures In WonderlandLewis Carroll - Cyril Ritchard, Alec Wilder, New York Woodwind Quintet1960Album
The New York Woodwind Quintet Plays the Music of Alec WilderNew York Woodwind Quintet, Alec Wilder1957Album
New Music Of Alec WilderMundell Lowe And His Orchestra / Alec Wilder1956Album
Scuffy the Tugboat, Good MorningIreene Wicker, Mitch Miller & His Orchestra, Alec Wilder, Gilbert Mack, Jack Keane, George Cooney1948Album
Piece For English Horn / Piece For BassoonFrank Sinatra Conducting The Music Of Alec Wilder1946Album
Slow Dance / Contrapuntal VariationsFrank Sinatra Conducting The Music Of Alec Wilder1946Album
The New York Woodwind Quintet Plays the Music of Alec WilderNew York Woodwind Quintet, Alec WilderAlbum
Sonata No.3 For French Horn & Piano, Sonata For Alto Horn (French Horn)Alec Wilder, Paul Hindemith, John Barrows, Tait SanfordAlbum
Alice In WonderlandCyril Ritchard, Alec WilderAlbum
Mirafone Presents Deskants And TubensAlec WilderSingle
2 Contemporary ComposersThe New York Brass Quintet / Alec Wilder / Don HammondAlbum
Land of OzAlec Wilder, Loonis McGlohonAlbum
Alice In Wonderland: Chapter 3 - A Caucus And A Long Tale; Chapter 4 - The Rabbit Sends In A Little BillCyril Ritchard, Alec WilderAlbum
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