Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder

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Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder
Studio album by Frank Sinatra
Released 1946
Recorded March 31, 1939 – December 10, 1945, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 44:14
Label CBS Records
Frank Sinatra chronology
Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder
(1946)
Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color (1956)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder is an album of compositions by Alec Wilder, conducted by Frank Sinatra, released in 1946.[2]

Track listing[edit]

The original COLUMBIA (78, M-637) 1946 album contained tracks 1-6.

Tracks 7-13 are older recordings (From 1939 to 1940), added in 1950 on The COLUMBIA (10", ML-4271).

  1. "Air for Oboe" (Soloist, Mitch Miller) – 3:35
  2. "Air for Bassoon" (Soloist, Harold Goltzer) – 4:34
  3. "Air for Flute" (Soloist, Julius Baker) – 4:33
  4. "Air for English Horn" (Soloist, Mitch Miller) – 3:57
  5. "Slow Dance" – 4:06
  6. "Theme and Variations" – 4:11
  7. "Such a Tender Night" – 3:05
  8. "She'll Be Seven in May" – 2:59
  9. "It's Silk, Feel It!" – 2:31
  10. "Seldon the Sun" – 3:16
  11. "Her Old Man Was Suspicious" – 2:24
  12. "His First Long Pants" – 2:37
  13. "Pieces of Eight" – 2:26

All pieces composed by Alec Wilder.

Recording Dates[edit]

  • Track 1, 2 & 3 were recorded December 5, 1945.
  • Track 4, 5 & 6 were recorded December 10, 1945.
  • Track 7 was recorded March 31, 1939.
  • Track 8 & 9 were recorded June 13, 1939.
  • Track 10, 11 & 13 were recorded July 17, 1940.
  • Track 12 was recorded August 7, 1940.

Personnel[edit]

  • Frank Sinatra - conductor (tracks 1-6) / With Woodwind Octet, The Columbia String Orchestra & Harpsichord
  • The Alec Wilder Octet (tracks 7-13)
  • Alec Wilder Octet includes : Jimmy Carroll, Eddie Powell, Mitch Miller, Harold Goltzer, Reggie Merrill, Walter Gross, Gerry Gillis, Frank Carroll & Toots Mondello

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Singer Saints blog". Retrieved 28 August 2012.