The Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811171025
  • Catalog Number: 11710
  • Sales rank: 36,741

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leroy Anderson Primary Artist, Conductor
Technical Credits
Leroy Anderson Composer
Andy McKaie Producer
Isreal Horowitz Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Erick Labson Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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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.

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