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John Williams described him as "one of the great American masters of light orchestral music. Born in Cambridge, Massachusettsto Swedish parents, Anderson was given his first piano lessons by his mother, who was a church organist. He continued studying piano at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Heilmanorchestration with Edward B. He also studied organ with Henry Gideon. At the time he Fiddle-Faddle - Leroy Anderson - Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson working as organist and choir director at the East Milton Congregational Churchleading the Harvard University Bandand conducting and arranging for dance bands around Boston. In his arrangements came to the attention of Arthur Fiedlerwho asked to see any original compositions that he could use in his concerts as the 18th conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra at Symphony Hall.
The combined recording went on to become one of Anderson's signature compositions. Counter Intelligence Corps as a translator and interpreter;  in he was reassigned to the Pentagon as Chief of the Scandinavian Desk of Military Intelligence. His duties did not, however, prevent him from composing, and in he wrote " The Syncopated Clock "  and "Promenade". Anderson became a reserve officer and was recalled to active duty for the Korean War. His pieces and his recordings during the s conducting a studio orchestra were immense commercial successes.
Mitchell Parish added words to "The Syncopated Clock", and later wrote lyrics for other Anderson tunes, including "Sleigh Ride", which was not written as a Christmas piece, but as a work that describes a winter event.
Anderson started the work during a heat wave in August The Boston Pops' recording of it was the first pure orchestral piece to reach No. Anderson's musical style employs creative instrumental effects and occasionally makes use of sound-generating items such as typewriters and sandpaper. Anderson wrote his Piano Concerto in C in but withdrew it, feeling that Fiddle-Faddle - Leroy Anderson - Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson had weak spots.
The Anderson family decided to publish the work in Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra released the first recording of this work; four other recordings, including one for piano and organ, have since been released.
InAnderson composed the music for the Broadway show Goldilocks with orchestrations by Philip J. Even though it earned two Tony awards, Goldilocks did not achieve commercial success.
Anderson never wrote another musical, preferring instead to continue writing orchestral miniatures. His pieces, including " The Typewriter ", "Bugler's Holiday", and " A Trumpeter's Lullaby " are performed by orchestras and bands ranging from school groups to professional organizations.
Anderson would occasionally appear on the Boston Pops regular concerts on PBS to conduct his own music while Fiedler would sit on the sidelines. For "The Typewriter" Fiedler would don a green eyeshade, roll up his sleeves, and mime working on an old typewriter while the orchestra Fiddle-Faddle - Leroy Anderson - Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson. InAnderson died of cancer in Woodbury, Connecticut   and was buried there.
He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame inand his music continues to be a staple of "pops" orchestra repertoire. Inone of his piano works, "Forgotten Dreams", written inbecame the background for a British TV advertisement for mobile phone company "3". The following is a selected discography of original recordings by Leroy Anderson.
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Shenandoah - The Dale Warland Singers* - Americana (A Bit Of Folk), Easy (Marschmellows Remix) - Marschmellows - From The Decks Of Marschmellows, Western Skies (Radioslave & Caged Baby Remix) - Chris Coco & Rob Da Bank - Blue Balearic, Ambient Underworld - U 96* - Das Boot