You are now listening to While We're Young.
Two versions of this Alec Wilder standard are offered here for your enjoyment -- the first being of Cy Walter's 1965 arrangement, as performed by Rochester, New York's Eastman School of Music Professor of Piano Tony Caramia; and the second (in the same music clip) being a 2004 arrangement of the song by Eastman Music Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Bill Dobbins (also peformed by Tony Caramia). We are fortunate to have Cy Walter's arrangement of the piece due to an unpublished score found in the family's collection, and shared elsewhere on this site. Both of the performances presented here occurred at the 13 February 2007 Eastman Alec Wilder Centennial concert. The song itself is rightfully considered a classic, having been recorded by numerous artists over the years and perhaps most notable for its lovely lyric, "Songs were meant to sing/While we're young ...".