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SC811 4CD - The Art of Leroy Anderson

£17.50

"Leroy Anderson is one of the great American masters of light orchestral music. Though we have performed his works countless times over the years at the Boston Pops, his music remains forever young and fresh as the very first day on which it was composed." (John Williams, composer)

Irish Suite (Orchestral arr. by L. Anderson)
The Irish Washerwoman, The Minstrel Boy, The Rakes of Mallow, The Wearing of the Green, The Last Rose of Summer, The Girl I Left Behind Me

From Scottish Suite
Turn Ye to Me, The Blue Bells of Scotland

Blue Tango, Bugler's Holiday, The Typewriter, Serenata, A Trumpeter's Lullaby, Sleigh Ride, Sandpaper Ballet, The Girl in Satin, Plink, Plank, Plunk!, Belle of the Ball, Horse & Buggy, Summer Skies, Lady in Waiting, Pyramid Dance (Heart of Stone), Jazz Legato, Saraband, Song of the Bells, Promenade, The First Day of Spring, The Phantom Regiment, Fiddle-Faddle, The Waltzing Cat, Forgotten Dreams, China Doll, The Penny-Whistle Song, Jazz Pizzicato,
The Syncopated Clock, Clarinet Candy, The Captains and the Kings, The Golden Years, I Never Know When, The Pussy Foot, Home Stretch, Balladette, Shall I Take my Heart, Town House Maxixe, Pirate Dance, Lazy Moon, Arietta

Suite of Carols (for String Orchestra)  
Pastores a Belén, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Bring a Torch Jeanette and Isabella,
Away in a Manger, Wassail Song

Suite of Carols (for Brass Choir)  
While by my Sheep, In Dulci Jubilo, Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming, I Saw Three Ships, From Heaven High I Come to You, We Three Kings of Orient Are, March of the Kings

Suite of Carols (for Woodwind Ensemble)  
Angels in Our Fields, O Sanctissima, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Come Little Children, Coventry Carol, Patapan

A Christmas Festival (Orchestral arr. by L. Anderson)
(Joy to the world, Deck the halls with boughs of holly, God rest ye merry gentleman, Good king Wenceslas, Hark! The herald angels sing, the first Noel, Silent night, Jingle bells, O come all ye faithful)

Sleigh Ride  11/09/1950  [oiginal mono recording]

Goldilocks (Original Cast Recording, 1958)
Elaine Stritch (as Maggie), Don Ameche (as Max Grady), Russell Nype (as George Randolph Brown), Margaret Hamilton (as Bessie), Pat Stanley (as Lois Lee)
Act I  
Overture, Lazy Moon, Give the Little Lady, Save a Kiss, No One'll Ever Love You, Who's Been Sitting in My Chair?,  There Never Was a Woman, The Pussy Foot
Act II
Lady in Waiting, The Beast in You, Shall I Take My Heart and Go?, I Can't Be in Love, Bad Companions, I Never Know When, Two Years in the Making, Heart of Stone (Pyramid Dance)

"I've always thought of Leroy Anderson's music as being as sophisticated as any of the so-called big names that we do; it's just that he did it in miniature. So, is it any different when a short Leroy Anderson piece parodies, or tries to pay homage to, a dance form like the Saraband? Is that any different, really, than Mozart, who would poke fun at the same form, or Brahms or Schubert or Mahler? I don't think so."
(Leonard Slatkin, conductor)

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