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Dietz, Howard

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 268 words.

(b New York, NY, Sept 8, 1896; d New York, NY, July 30, 1983). American lyricist and librettist. He studied at Columbia University, where he was a contemporary of Lorenz Hart and Oscar...

Ebb, Fred

James Leve.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 357 words.

(b New York, NY, c8 April 1928–33; d New York, NY, Sept 11, 2004). American lyricist. He received a BA from New York University and a master’s degree in English literature from...

Kalmar, Bert

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 26 words.

Leslie, Edgar

Jonas Westover.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 217 words.

(b Stamford, CT, Dec 31, 1885; d New York, NY, Jan 22, 1976). American lyricist, publisher, and songwriter. He began his career in vaudeville, tailoring songs to individual singers,...

Lyricist

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 108 words.

A lyricist writes the text for a song; the term is also applied to those who supply the text to certain other forms of vocal music. As part of the production and performance of a song,...

Sager, Carole Bayer

Jonas Westover.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 214 words.

(b New York, NY, March 8, 1947). American singer, lyricist, songwriter, and writer. She grew up in New York, writing several popular songs before the age of 20, including “A Groovy...

Strong, Barrett

Lukas Pearse.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 209 words.

(b West Point, MS, Feb 5, 1941). American lyricist and vocalist. Barrett Strong first had success as a vocalist with his only hit record as a performer, “Money (That’s what I want)”...

Trent, Jo

Jacquelyn Sholes.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 270 words.

(b Chicago, IL, May 31, 1892; d Barcelona, Spain, Nov 19, 1954). American lyricist. Trent, who was African American, most likely studied at Pittsylvania Industrial, Normal, and...