Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

born
29.06.1908  in Cambridge (Massachusetts)
died
18.05.1975  in Woodbury (Connecticut)

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Leroy Anderson, son of Swedish immigrants, was born 1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His musical parents brought him in contact with music quite early and soon his talent showed. In 1925 he composed, orchestrated and conducted his high school orchestra in the class song for his graduation. Leroy Anderson studied, among others, musical harmony, orchestration and composition at Harvard University. Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra taught him how to play organ and double bass. Later he continued his studies at Harvard, working toward a PhD in German and Scandinavian Languages. He did not see any future in working as a musician/composer, so he wanted to become a language teacher. He mastered Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, French, Italian and Portuguese, in addition to the English and Swedish of his upbringing. At the last moment he decided to give music a final try and sent his regrets to the private school that had offered him a position. This turned out to be an important decision for him. His works were played by the Boston Pops Orchestra, he performed in various popular dance orchestras, he also played on cruise ships crossing between USA and Scandinavia. During World War II Leroy Anderson served first in the Army and later, due to his fluency in languages, in the Military Agency. In those years he also raised a family with Eleanor Firke. He declined a military position in Sweden to focus on his familily and on composing after 1945, when he wrote some of his most famous works, like "Blue Tango", "The Typewriter", "Belle of the Ball", "Bugler's Holiday" and many others. By 1952 Leroy Andersaon had established himself as the pre-eminent American composer of light concert music. Many of his works have been employed in radio, TV and commercials, e.g. "The Syncopated Clock" as theme for the TV program "The Late Show". Leroy Anderson continued working as composer and conductor until his death from cancer in 1975.

Music by Leroy Anderson

101,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read
89,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read
89,40 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Oberstufe Listen Read
65,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittelstufe Listen Read
93,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read
85,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Oberstufe Listen Read
70,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Unterstufe Listen Read
89,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Oberstufe Listen Read
90,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittelstufe Listen Read
71,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittelstufe Listen Read
19,00 €
CD (Compact Disc) Compact Disc
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittel-/Oberstufe
102,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Oberstufe Listen Read
80,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read
89,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Oberstufe Listen Read
89,40 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittelstufe Listen Read
105,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Mittelstufe Listen Read
Ensemble (Woodwinds) DIN A4 Oberstufe
96,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittelstufe Listen Read
116,00 €
Concert Band DIN A4 Ober-/Höchststufe Listen Read
102,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittel-/Oberstufe Listen Read
93,00 €
Concert Band US 9x12 (229x305mm) Mittelstufe Listen Read
19,00 €
CD (Compact Disc) Compact Disc