Leroy Anderson

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Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) was one of the pre-eminent composers of "classical pops" music. Though best known for "Sleigh Ride" (originally a pure instrumental) and "Syncopated Clock" (used as theme music for the CBS "Late Show" and Jeopardy), he wrote many others just as deserving of attention which are still widely played in pops concerts.

Note that although his first name is spelled normally, it seems to be universally pronounced le-ROY. For more information, check out the official web page at http://www.leroy-anderson.com/ .

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Leroy Anderson (/ləˈrɔɪ/ ~ lə-ROY); (June 29, 1908 – May 18, 1975) was an American composer of short, light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. John Williams described him as "one of the great American masters of light orchestral music."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Blue Tango and Other Favourites Leroy Anderson 1
1990 Blue Tango, Symphonic Pops By Leroy Anderson 1
1991 Fiddle Faddle (Utah Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Maurice Abravanel) Leroy Anderson 1
1993 Syncopated Clock and Other Favorites Leroy Anderson 1
1994 Die Geschichte von Babar, dem kleinen Elefanten (L'Histoire de Babar) Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, Leroy Anderson, Пётр Ильич Чайковский 1
1995 The Typewriter: Leroy Anderson Favorites Leroy Anderson; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 1
2007 Orchestral Music, Volume 3 (BBC Concert Orchestra feat. conductor: Leonard Slatkin) Leroy Anderson 1
2008 Orchestral Music, Volume 4 Leroy Anderson 1
Orchestral Music, Volume 1 Leroy Anderson 1
Orchestral Music, Volume 5 Leroy Anderson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Greatest Hits Leroy Anderson 1
1997 The Best of Leroy Anderson Leroy Anderson 1
2010 The Typewriter and Other Orchestral Favorites Leroy Anderson 2
The Leroy Anderson Collection Leroy Anderson 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Goldilocks (1958 original Broadway cast) Leroy Anderson 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Frederick Fennell Conducts the Music of Leroy Anderson Leroy Anderson 1
2001 Orchestral Favourites Leroy Anderson; Richard Hayman and his Orchestra 1
A Leroy Anderson Christmas Leroy Anderson 1

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