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Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango: The Collection 1951-62

Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango: The Collection 1951-62

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Leroy Anderson was an American composer and conductor of light orchestral music, who wrote many pieces for the Boston Pops Orchestra before starting to record under his own name.

Described by film composer John Williams as “one of the great American masters of light orchestral music”, this collection demonstrates his unique talents. Highly educated and multi-lingual as well as a classically-trained pianist, for many years he combined his composing with his work in military intelligence at the Pentagon and serving in the Korean War. He specialised in short pieces with unusual and specific reference points, with his most successful compositions including The Syncopated Clock, and Sleigh Ride as well as his biggest hits, the US No.1s Blue Tango, The Typewriter and A Christmas Festival. His musical style employs creative instrumental effects and occasionally makes use of sound-generating items such as typewriters and sandpaper.

This 49-track collection comprises A- and B-sides of Decca singles by Leroy Anderson’s Pops Concert Orchestra from this era, and titles from his albums A Leroy Anderson Pops Concert and The New Music Of Leroy Anderson not otherwise released on singles. Alongside Blue Tango, A Christmas Festival and The Typewriter listeners will find Syncopated Clock and the UK hit Forgotten Dreams as well as  titles from his themed work Irish Suite and several tunes from the musical Goldilocks.

For his contribution to the recording industry, 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.


TRACKS 

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 The Syncopated Clock Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
2 The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
3 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson And His Concert Orchestra
4 Belle Of The Ball Leroy Anderson And His Concert Orchestra
5 Horse And Buggy Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
6 The Penny Whistle Song Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
7 Serenata Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
8 Plink, Plank, Plunk! Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
9 Fiddle Faddle Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
10 A Trumpeter's Lullaby Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
11 Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
12 Saraband Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
13 A Christmas Festival (Part One) Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
14 A Christmas Festival Concluded) Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
15 The Phantom Regiment Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
16 China Doll Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
17 The Typewriter Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
18 The Girl In Satin Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
19 Promenade Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
20 1. Jazz Pizzicato Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
21 2. Jazz Legato Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
22 Bugler's Holiday Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
23 Summer Skies Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
24 Song Of The Bells Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
25 Sandpaper Ballet Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Forgotten Dreams Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
2 The Bluebells Of Scotland Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
3 Lady In Waiting Leroy Anderson And His Orchestra
4 Pyramid Dance (Heart Of Stone) Leroy Anderson And His Orchestra
5 Irish Washerwoman Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
6 The Minstrel Boy Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
7 The Last Rose Of Summer Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
8 The Rakes Of Mallow Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
9 The Wearing Of The Green Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
10 The Girl I Left Behind Me Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
11 Turn Ye To Me Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
12 First Day Of Spring Leroy Anderson And His 'Pops' Concert Orchestra
13 Clarinet Candy Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
14 The Golden Years Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
15 Lazy Moon Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
16 I Never Know When Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
17 Arietta Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
18 The Pussy Foot Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
19 Home Stretch Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
20 Balladette Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
21 Shall I Take My Heart Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
22 The Captains And The Kings Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
23 Town House Maxixe Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
24 Pirate Dance Leroy Anderson Conducting His Orchestra
  • Artist:
    Leroy Anderson
  • EAN:
    824046343026
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    June 2022
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3430
  • Weight:
    0.12kg