LIGHT ORCHESTRA CLASSICS BY LEROY ANDERSON
Kalmus is proud to publish an outstanding selection of works from America's premiere composer of light orchestral classics Leroy Anderson. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Leroy Anderson was given his first piano lessons by his mother, an organist. He continued musical studies with piano lessons at the New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard, where he studied with Walter Spalding, Edward Ballantine, George Enescu and Walter Piston, graduating with Masters degree in 1930.

While persuing advanced studies at Harvard in Scandinavian languages, Anderson performed as organist for the university, leading the choir and the University Band, in addition to conducting and arranging for dance bands around Boston. Anderson's activities came to the attention of conductor Arthur Fiedler, who hired Anderson to arrange traditional and popular music for the Boston Pops, as well as commissioning the Anderson original works Jazz Pizzicato (1938) and Jazz Legato (1939). In WWII, Anderson joined the U.S. Army, as a translator and intelligence officer, working on Scandinavian matters. His duties did not prevent him from composing however, and in 1946 Anderson wrote his first hit, The Syncopated Clock.

Anderson's musical style, influenced by Gershwin and the folk music of various lands, employs creative instrumental effects and occasionally items not traditionally used as musical instruments, such as typewriters and sandpaper. In 1957, he orchestrated Meredith Willson's 76 Trombones, which became the theme song to the Broadway musical The Music Man. It also inspired him to write his own musical the following year, Goldilocks, which earned a Tony award despite not having much commercial success. Anderson continued to compose orchestral miniatures. For his contribution to the recording industry, Leroy Anderson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1988 and his music continues to be a staple of pops orchestra repertoire around the world.

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 as young and fresh as the very first day on which it was composed.  
- John Williams, composer; conductor laureate, Boston Pops Orchestra
49 matches found

Cat #

Title

Instrumentation

Dur.

Listen

Set C, Score 

A9106

Alma Mater

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (2sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, (pf), str

6

125.00
FS-25.00

A9062

Arietta

str orch

3

35.00
FS-3.00

A9067

Arietta

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, (1), (timp, perc), str

3

70.00
FS-10.00

A9068

Balladette

str orch

3

35.00
FS-3.00

A9069

Balladette

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, (1), timp, perc, str

3

70.00
FS-10.00

A9103

Belle of the Ball

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

2.5

75.00
PC-5.00

A9102

Blue Tango

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str

3

65.00
FS-15.00

A9071

The Captains and the Kings

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str

3

90.00
FS-20.00

A6004

Chicken Reel

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str

3

95.00
FS-20.00

A8757

China Doll

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

3

70.00
PC-5.00

A9083

Clarinet Candy

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, (pf), str

3

90.00
FS-20.00

A9081

Fiddle-Faddle

(pf), str

3

45.00
FS-15.00

A9086

Fiddle-Faddle

2+1, 2, 2, 2,
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

3

60.00
PC-5.00

A6044

The First Day of Spring

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, str

2

55.00
FS-10.00

A6042

Forgotten Dreams

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, bells, str

2.5

60.00
FS-5.00

A8759

The Girl in Satin

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, str

3

65.00
FS-12.00

A9072

The Golden Years

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str

3.5

90.00
FS-15.00

A6036

Goldilocks: Pirate Dance

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str, (mx chor)

3

95.00
FS-15.00

A6010

Goldilocks: Pyramid Dance

2+1, 2, 2, 2, 3sax
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str, (mx chor)

3

95.00
FS-20.00

A9094

Governor Bradford March

2+1, 2, 2, 2
4, 3, 3, 1
timp, perc, (pf), str

3

90.00
FS-15.00

A9132

A Harvard Festival

2d2+1, 2+1, 2(+1), 2(+1)
4, 3, 3, 1
timp, perc, (org), str

6

90.00
FS-25.00

A9070

The Home Stretch

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str

2.5

90.00
FS-20.00

A6001

Horse and Buggy

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

3.5

80.00
PC-5.00

A9113

The Girl I Left Behind Me

2d1+1, 2, 2, 2, (2sax)
4, 3, 3, 1
timp, perc, hp (pf), str

3

95.00
PC-5.00

A9082

Jazz Legato

(pf), str

3

30.00
FS-5.00

A8756

Jazz Legato

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, perc, str

3

55.00
PC-3.00

A9084

Jazz Pizzicato

str

3

35.00
FS-5.00

A9087

Jazz Pizzicato

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, perc, str

3

50.00
PC-3.00

A9085

Lullaby of the Drums

2+1, 2, 2, 2,
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, perc, str

3

80.00
FS-20.00

A9097

March of the Two Left Feet

2+1, 2, 2, 2
4, 3, 3, 1
timp, perc, str

3

85.00
FS-15.00

A9095

Mother's Whistler

3, 2+1, 2, 3
4, 3, 3, 0
timp, perc, str

3

80.00
FS-15.00

A9098

Old MacDonald

3, 2+1, 2+1, 2+1
4, 4, 3, 1
timp, perc, str

3

90.00
FS-15.00

A8758

The Penny-Whistle Song

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, perc, str

3

55.00
PC-3.00

A6013

The Phantom Regiment

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

3.5

55.00
PC-5.00

A9080

Promenade

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, (pf), str

3

70.00
PC-5.00

A8830

The Sandpaper Ballet

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, perc, str

3.5

70.00
PC-5.00

A6048

Saraband

2+1, 2, 2, 2,
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, hp, str

4

85.00
PC-5.00

A9107

Bluebells of Scotland

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (2sax)
4, 3, 3, 1
timp, perc, (pf), str

2

80.00
FS-12.00

A8755

Serenata

3, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, perc, str

4

95.00
FS-25.00

A6015

Song of the Bells - Waltz

3d1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

3

90.00
FS-15.00

B4009

Suite of Carols for Brass Choir

Brass Ens

13

50.00
EX FSC25.00

B4008

Suite of Carols for Woodwind Ensemble

WW Ens

12

50.00
EX FSC20.00

A6049

Summer Skies

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 1, bells, str

2.5

55.00
FS-8.00

A9079

The Syncopated Clock

2, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 2, 0, perc, str

3

55.00
PC-3.00

A9100

Waltz Around the Scale

2+1, 2, 2, 2
4, 3, 3, 1, perc, str

3

80.00
FS-15.00

A9104

The Waltzing Cat

2+1, 2, 2, 2, (3sax)
4, 3, 3, 0, perc, str

3.5

75.00
PC-5.00

A7317

Song of Jupiter
(orch. Anderson)

2+1, 2, 2, 2, 4sax
4, 3, 3, 1, timp, str
mx chor, women's chor

4

50.00
10.00

A9096

To a Wild Rose, Op. 51/1
(orch. Anderson)

hp, str

3

30.00
PC-5.00

A9101

2nd Regt. Conn. National Guard March
(orch. Anderson)

2+1, 2, 2, 2
4, 3, 3, 1
timp, perc, tr

3

70.00
FS-10.00

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