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Swing AlongThe Musical Life of Will Marion Cook$
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Marva Carter

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195108910

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.001.0001

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A Composer’s Legacy

A Composer’s Legacy

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(p.116) Chapter 12 A Composer’s Legacy
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Swing Along
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Marva Griffin Carter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0013

This chapter provides several descriptions of Will Cook as a composer, as cited by his peers. It then shows how Will demonstrated his originality through his musical compositions. This chapter also evaluates Cook’s songwriting style and practices by going through some of his masterpieces.

Keywords:   composer, songwriter, originality, 20th century

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