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These are recordings of music written or arranged by Leroy Anderson conducted by the composer in recording sessions for Decca that took place in 1959. 53 musicians, many of whom were the Principals of their respective orchestra sections, came to perform for the recordings. They were chosen from the New York Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the NBC Symphony, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Goldman Band and the Beaux Arts Trio. The studio orchestra included 18 violins, 6 violas, 5 celli, 2 basses, 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and 3 percussionists.
Orchestral Compositions: Recordings with Leroy Anderson conducting
These are recordings of music by Leroy Anderson arranged by the composer for concert band. Recordings include Leroy Anderson conducting the U.S. Air Force Band. Recordings of the U.S. Coast Guard Band and the U.S. Army / Air Force Band complete this category of performances by military bands.
We are seeking permission to post recordings of Leroy Anderson's music performed by Community and School Bands, Wind and/or String Orchestras. Feel free to contact us if you have a recording to submit.
These are recordings of arrangements of music by Leroy Anderson for the Broadway musical Goldilocks. Recordings include instrumental and vocal music conducted by Lehman Engel and instrumental music conducted by Leroy Anderson. Included here are some compositions by Leroy Anderson that were written for Goldilocks but not used in the show; and music by Leroy Anderson written for the Broadway adaptation of Gone with the Wind.
Leonard Slatkin recorded the complete catalog of Leroy Anderson's works with the BBC Concert Orchestra. These recordings were released on 5 compact discs by Naxos International to coincide with the Leroy Anderson Centenary in 2008. Here we present the recordings from these sessions which include compositions not recorded by Leroy Anderson. As noted, some of these recordings with the BBC Concert Orchestra are the first recording of an Anderson composition. A few recordings represent a world premiere performance.
Arthur Fiedler and John Williams recorded arrangements by Leroy Anderson with the Boston Pops Orchestra of Girl Crazy (Gershwin), Richard Rodgers Waltzes (Rodgers).
Arthur Fiedler conducted a studio orchestra in NYC for RCA Victor with Nathan Milstein, violin solo, in arrangements by Leroy Anderson of music by Mendelssohn, Foster, Schubert and Fauré.
BBC Concert Orchestra ref IVa, Boston Pops Orchestra ref IVb, RCA Victor studio orchestra ref IVc
These are recordings of the Harvard University Band from 1946, 1950, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1979 and 1984 from the archives of the Leroy Anderson Foundation. Recordings include arrangements for the band by Leroy Anderson, F. E. Bigelow, George Wright Briggs, Jr., John H. Densmore, John A. Finnegan, Richmond K. Fletcher, Samuel Gilman, R. E. Hildreth, Thomas Lehrer, R. G. Morse, Peter Stahl, Murray Taylor, James Walker and R.G. Williams.
These archival recordings of the Harvard University Band will eventually cover the period 1946 through 1984 to include music written from 1919 to 1984. Each recording posted here will include the name of the arranger(s), conductor, date of recording and name of record album. The first recordings are from the album "Toast to the Ivy".
This is an extensive project. Check this archive occasionally for additonal recordings.
Harvard University Band Recordings
These are recordings of arrangements of Leroy Anderson's music including vocals in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish.
International: Recordings in Other Languages
These are recordings of Leroy Anderson's arrangements and of arrangements of his music by others. Featured artists and arrangers include: Joseph Darcourt, Yulia Fedorov, Susan Anthony-Klein, Yarek Tereshchenko, Anders Vercelli with Blake Marquez and Mike Connor, Laura Vercelli, Lars Vercelli, and Nathan Zemp. Performances include solo piano, solo cello, violin/piano duet, and vocal with jazz trio.
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