Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

The Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

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by Leroy Anderson
     
 

This collects 20 of Leroy Anderson's best-known recordings. Anderson produced little "orchestral miniatures": original compositions that utilized much of the trappings of classical music put in the confines of a pop single. Decca Records signed him in 1950 to conduct his music for a gigantic, 55-piece orchestra (one that Anderson often said could never be put together…  See more details below

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This collects 20 of Leroy Anderson's best-known recordings. Anderson produced little "orchestral miniatures": original compositions that utilized much of the trappings of classical music put in the confines of a pop single. Decca Records signed him in 1950 to conduct his music for a gigantic, 55-piece orchestra (one that Anderson often said could never be put together in a live situation), producing pieces that were quirky ("The Syncopated Clock"), offbeat ("The Typewriter"), and just plain whimsical and fun ("Fiddle Faddle" and "Plink, Plank, Plunk!"). Best known of all is the title track, composed during a July heat wave in 1948. Though his music is seldom revived today, it was enormously catchy and popular in the pre-rock & roll days of pop music and sounds wonderful collected here.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1997
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811171025
catalogNumber:
11710
Rank:
14961

Tracks

  1. Blue Tango, for orchestra
  2. The Syncopated Clock, for orchestra
  3. Jazz Pizzicato, for string orchestra
  4. Jazz Legato, for string orchestra (or standard orchestra)
  5. Plink, Plank, Plunk!, for string orchestra
  6. Fiddle-Faddle, for string orchestra (or standard orchestra)
  7. Trumpeter's Lullaby, for orchestra
  8. The Typewriter, for orchestra (with typewriters)
  9. The First Day of Spring, for orchestra
  10. Song of the Bells, for orchestra
  11. Summer Skies, for orchestra
  12. Forgotten Dreams, for orchestra
  13. The Waltzing Cat, for orchestra
  14. Bugler's Holiday, for orchestra
  15. Sandpaper Ballet, for orchestra
  16. Serenata, for orchestra
  17. Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra)
  18. Arietta, for orchestra (or string orchestra)
  19. The Golden Years, for orchestra
  20. Clarinet Candy, for orchestra

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The Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is an excellent re-issue of Leroy Anderson's original stereophonic recordings for Decca made with a hand-picked studio orchestra comprised of the finest musicians from New York City's top orchestras. The Anderson family chose the pieces on this disc, determined the order of presentation and wrote the liner notes. This disc should be in the collection of everyone who loves Leroy Anderson's music.