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The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era, 1924-1950:
A Study in Musical Design
Allen Forte

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2The Harmonic Language of the Popular Ballad6
3Rhythmic Features of the Popular Ballad18
4Melodic Design: Descriptive Categories24
5The Lyric: Its Qualities and Melodic Roles28
6Form: Nomenclature and Templates36
7The Large-Scale View: A Primer42
8Ballads of Jerome Kern52
9Ballads of Irving Berlin86
10Ballads of Cole Porter117
11Ballads of George Gershwin147
12Ballads of Richard Rodgers177
13Ballads of Harold Arlen209
14Ballads of Richard Whiting, Walter Donaldson, Harry Warren, Jimmy McHugh, Vincent Youmans, Duke Ellington, and Kurt Weill237
15Ballads of Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, Vernon Duke, John Green, Burton Lane, and Jimmy Van Heusen275
16Ballads of Kay Swift, Bernice Petkere, Ann Ronell, Dana Suesse, and Ruth Lowe310
17Concluding Reflections331
Notes337
Bibliography349
Copyright Credits351
Index359

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