This follow-up set to American Song, Vols. 1 and 2 explores the work of major pop songwriters from "Tin Pan Alley" not included either in a Broadway show or film from the period 1880 to today. This carefully researched encyclopedia covers 125 composers with hundreds of entries on each. Entries include composer, lyricist and publisher information. From 1880 to present, here are some of the composers covered:
"These volumes contain information about songwriters, lyricists, and collaborators who wrote for the sheet music industry (known as Tin Pan Alley) from the 1880s to the present. Volume 3 includes alphabetical biographies of songwriters, with complete lists of their compositions by year; and Volume 4 provides an alphabetical song index, a chronological index of songs by year, and an index of collaborators."
-- Music Educators Journal (March 2002)
Price: US $403.00