"What Harvard needs is a good dance orchestra of its own."
So spoke Walter P. Burrier '50, of Lowell House, one of the numerous young song composers in the United States who is striving to get his works published. "A College orchestra could do a lot to boost compositions by its own undergraduates," he explained.
Burrier has spent over $100 and countless hours hounding publishers in New York and Boston trying to put over his latest song entitled "Why Don't You Come Back To Me." The answer everywhere is, "So many people are writing so many songs these days that the business has almost been a closed corporation."
Written overseas in Italy, the song was arranged for complete orchestration for $35 by Franco Mele, one of Rome's leading night club pianists, and was copywrighted later in this country and recorded at Burrier's expense by Preston Sandiford, a Negro pianist in Boston.
Since April, the--number has been played at the Latin Quarter, the Hotel Bradford, and over the air on WBZ's "Swing Serenande." In spite of these successes and the enthusiastic approval of numerous friends, Burrier-now plans to abandon hope of having the song published unless something new turns up.