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Leroy Anderson

June 29, 1908 - May 18, 1975
born in Cambridge, MA, composed during the Modern period
Known for The Syncopated Clock, Sleigh Ride, Fiddle Faddle, and other concert favorites, American composer Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) specialized in appealing orchestral miniatures. A one-time leader of the Harvard University Band, Anderson made his reputation composing short pieces for Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, and in the 1950s, led his own orchestra. Anderson's only large-scale works were his Piano Concerto (1953) and the musical Goldilocks (1958). A perfectionist, much of Anderson's work was not published until long after his death; Anderson also efficiently used sound effects in his music, including "instruments" such as sleigh bells, typewriters, and the slapstick. ~ Uncle Dave Lewis , Rovi
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Track List: Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Music 1 - Piano Concerto / The Golden Years / Fiddle-Faddle - Jeffrey Biegel, Piano / BBC Concert Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin

Title: Bugler's Holiday, For Orchestra
Title: Blue Tango, For Orchestra
Title: The First Day Of Spring, For Orchestra
Title: Belle Of The Ball, For Orchestra
Title: Governor Bradford March, For Orchestra
Title: Clarinet Candy, For Orchestra
Title: The Captains And The Kings, For Orchestra
Title: The Golden Years, For Orchestra
Title: Chicken Reel, For Orchestra
Title: Fiddle-Faddle, For String Orchestra (or Standard Orchestra)
Title: Classical Jukebox, For Orchestra
Title: China Doll, For Orchestra
Title: Balladette, For Orchestra (or String Orchestra)
Title: Arietta, For Orchestra (or String Orchestra)
Title: Concerto In C, For Piano And Orchestra (or 2 Pianos)

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Tis The Season To Be Jolly:)
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As a kid back in the 60's I used to listen to a set of RCA Records Boston Pops albums. I remember they were all in a box with a fold down listing all the tracks on each album. Leroy Anderson's compositions are some of my favorites from those records. When I hear them it truly takes me back in time.
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Love this instrumental ! Had the pleasure of seeing it played love at the DSO. It was absolutely marvelous!!! ! ! !
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kaleb82000
Listening to Christmas music in mid June because I love Christmas and I need it to come now.
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Just here those sleigh bells jingling,rin g t i n g tingling to
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Svegrb
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Anhh I sort of like this bit I like carol of the bells marry did you now and all I want for cheistmas is you
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cheriefloran c e
Very fun, sounds light and wonderful
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jessicadsens
Omg love this song
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katie_nnc
Um, I like this song?
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Love it
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mattsegel
Right bob!
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That guy is awesome
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We are playing a Leroy Anderson concert today with my community band!!
August 11, 2013
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Maestro Anderson needs far more recognition and appreciation for his genius.
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rcsher
My all time favorite composer and orchestra leader.
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This must be the happiest man on earth if he composes "Fiddle Faddle," "The Typewritter, " and the "Syncopated Clock."
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davidh427
IS THIS NOT THE MINSTREL BOY TO WAR HJAS GONE? IN THE RANKS OF THE DEAD YOU WILL FIND. CHECK THE SCORE OF BREAKER MORANT?

CHECK THE RECORDINGS OF THE 97TH REGIMENTAL STRING BAND!!

AUTHORSHIP ASIDE, THIS IS STILL A HAUNTING COMPOSITION. CONSIDER THE ASKOKAN FAREWELL FROIM KEN BURN'S CIVIL WAR FILM.

SEMPER FI, MACK
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johnvertigan 3 8
My all-time favorite light music composer. Makes me feel happy when I listen to his work...espec i a l l y when he conducted his own orchestra.
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What a great guy! I'm so glad Pandora played his Concerto in C for piano & orchestra. I'd never have made such a huge discovery otherwise!
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Wow! I just discovered this composer. Upbeat!
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Nothing says "cheer up" like Anderson's music, and you don't feel annoyed by this either! :D
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My Favorite composer ever! Love these rare pieces (Govenor's March) as recorded by Leonard Slatkin.
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paggettgroup
Love his band music (those pieces that were arranged for band). My favorite 20th century composer.
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jpg1937
Brilliantly talented and innovative. I'm 71, and he brought me and many others a lifetime of delight.
Surely God is blessing him as Leroy has blessed us with all he has left us.
John - Flint, MI, USA
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rcsher
My favorite composer.

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