According to the Internet source given below, Leroy Anderson was an American composer of short, light concert pieces. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Swedish parents, Anderson was given his first piano lessons by his mother. He studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1925 Anderson entered Harvard University, where he studied theory with Walter Spalding, counterpoint with Edward Ballantine, harmony with George Enescu, composition with Walter Piston and double bass with Gaston Dufresne. He also studied organ with Henry Gideon.
He is probably best known for his Blue Tango
which was the first instrumental recording ever to sell one million copies. His most famous pieces are probably Sleigh Ride
and The Syncopated Clock
. He died in Woodbury, Connecticut.
||Brief biography by wikipedia.org.