Leroy Anderson  (1908-1975)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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.

 
Websites:
url15.gif Leroy Anderson Brief biography by wikipedia.org.  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Blue Tango D/A/A/T/T/B/B/GB/CB
Brass Sheet Music
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36 pages.
Arr./Editor: Baldwin Level: 3
Publisher: Alfred Publishing (AP.87802)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 7 works by Leroy Anderson (1908-1975). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Fiddle-Faddle 1947 Words & Music by Anderson  wvicon.gif
Promenade 1947 Words & Music by Anderson  wvicon.gif
Sleigh Ride 1948 Mitchell Parish  wvicon.gif
Serenata 1950
Syncopated Clock 1950
Blue Tango 1951 Words & Music by Anderson  wvicon.gif
Belle of the Ball 1953 Mitchell Parish