Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

Also known as A. Leroy, Andersen, Anderson, Anderson Leroy, Anderson, Leroy, Андерсон, Л. Андерсон, L Anderson, L Andersson, L. Andersen, L. Anderson, L. Andersson, Le Roy Anderson, Leory Anderson, Leroy Andersen, LeRoy Anderson, Leroy Anderson 'Pops' Concert Orchestra, Leroy Anderson (Instr.), Leroy Andersson, Leroy-Anderson, Leroy/Anderson, Lierry Anderson
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Discography of Leroy Anderson:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Typewriter 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
2 Werner Müller Plays Leroy Anderson 12 Audio 1964 Decca
3 Blue Tango 2 Audio Decca
4 Orchestral Music - 1: Piano Concerto / The Golden Years / Fiddle-Faddle 18 Audio 2006-04-00 Naxos
5 Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson 13 Audio MCA Records
6 'Pops' Concert Part 1 4 Audio Brunswick
7 The Syncopated Clock/The Waltzing Cat 2 Audio Decca
8 Famous Composers 21 Audio 1997 PPI Entertainment
9 Leroy Anderson Conducts His Music 13 Audio
10 The Girl In Satin / The Typewriter 2 Audio 1953 Decca
11 Anderson-Classical Juke Box-Kabalevsky-The Comedians, Op. 26 11 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
12 Back To Africa 2 Audio 1976 Pot O' Gold Records
13 Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson 16 Audio 1982 MCA Records
14 The Music Of Leroy Anderson Vol. 1 13 Audio 1958
15 Gute Unterhaltung mit Leroy Anderson und seinem Orchester 14 Audio Polydor
16 Belle Of The Ball / Blue Tango 2 Audio Brunswick
17 Sleigh Ride 2 Audio RCA Victor
18 Werner Müller Plays Leroy Anderson 12 Audio World Record Club
19 Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson 13 Audio 1959-10-00 Decca
20 The Music Of Leroy Anderson Vol. 1 14 Audio 1958
21 Blue Tango - The Original Hit Recordings Of Leroy Anderson 20 Audio 1992 MCA Records
22 The Music Of Leroy Anderson Vol. 1 13 Audio 1958 Mercury
23 Anderson-Classical Juke Box-Kabalevsky-The Comedians, Op. 26 11 Audio
24 Leroy Anderson Conducts His Music 13 Audio 1959 Decca
25 Song Of The Bells 2 Audio 1954 Decca
26 Domaine Forget, Opus 1 7 Audio 1984 Not On Label
27 Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson 13 Audio 1959-10-00 Decca
28 Belle Of The Ball / Blue Tango 4 Audio Decca
29 The New Music Of Leroy Anderson 12 Audio 1962 Brunswick


American composer of short, light concert pieces (June 29, 1908, Cambridge, MA – May 18, 1975, Woodbury, CT).

Anderson was born to Swedish immigrants in Massachusetts, where he studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music and, in 1925, he entered Harvard University. At Harvard he studied theory with Walter Spalding, counterpoint with Edward Ballantine, harmony with [a838226], composition with [a775293] and Doublebass with Gaston Dufresne. He also studied organ with Henry Gideon.

Anderson continued his graduate studies at Harvard, and became the Director of the Harvard University Band. He wrote a number of catchy arrangements that eventually caught the ear of [a406271]. He made his first arrangement for Fiedler in 1936, and in 1938, [a406285] performed his piece, Jazz Pizzicato . At Fielder's request, Anderson wrote the companion, Jazz Legato, in 1939.

In 1942 Leroy Anderson joined the U.S. Army. During his time in the armed forces, he wrote The Synocpated Clock and Promenade . In 1951, he was recalled for active duty for Korean War, and wrote his first hit Blue Tango. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Anderson wrote many more of his "miniature" pieces, most of which were first performed and recorded by [a107094]. His pieces, including Sleigh Ride, The Typewriter, Bugler's Holiday, and A Trumpeter's Lullaby are still performed by orchestras and bands ranging from school groups to professional organizations.

For his contribution to the recording industry, Leroy Anderson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1620 Vine Street. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1988. In 1995 the Harvard University Band's new headquarters was named the Anderson Band Center in honor of Leroy Anderson.


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