The tune is pretty straightforward, with a late-Romantic-cum-Tin-Pan-Alley harmonic structure. He likes the altered dominant (V7 becomes V+7, usually via a chromatic passing tone in the melody), and the phrase structure is regular - from what I heard, four-bar phrases are the order of the day.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
RN Always Talked About The Altered Dominant
Composer Wes Flinn assesses composer Richard Nixon: