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American Classics - Anderson: Sleigh Ride and other Holiday Favorites / Leonard Slatkin, BBC Concert Orchestra

Album Summary

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Anderson, Leroy : Horse and Buggy
>Anderson, Leroy : Song of the Bells
>Anderson, Leroy : Suite of Carols
>Anderson, Leroy : The Waltzing Cat
>Anderson, Leroy : A Christmas Festival, medley for orchestra
>Anderson, Leroy : Golden Years
>Anderson, Leroy : Suite of Carols (6), arranged for woodwind ensemble
>Anderson, Leroy : China Doll
>Anderson, Leroy : Bugler's Holiday
>Anderson, Leroy : Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

"Christmas music is special because of the fact that Christmas is special; such an important religious holiday; so naturally anything associated with it has a special place in our lives and, of course, music even more so because music has the most special and the most personal place in our lives... there's a variety of expression at Christmas that you can't get with just decoration, you can't get with just a spoken word, because music has a wider range of expression." - Leroy Anderson

"Whether or not it will appeal to you largely depends on your attitude towards Christmas music. This would tend to limit my interest, but Anderson handles the music so deftly that I find myself again enjoying these themes. One should also note that close to half of these works are first recordings. This music is light, melodious and joyful. That is why his music was so very popular from the 1940s to the 1960s, when he wrote most of it. It is firmly in the light classical tradition, without a hint of popular music intruding. The performances and recordings are first class." -American Record Guide



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Works Details

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1948

>Anderson, Leroy : Horse and Buggy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Anderson, Leroy : Song of the Bells
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953

>Anderson, Leroy : Suite of Carols
  • Running Time: 11 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Anderson, Leroy : The Waltzing Cat
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950

>Anderson, Leroy : A Christmas Festival, medley for orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1952

>Anderson, Leroy : Golden Years
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Anderson, Leroy : Suite of Carols (6), arranged for woodwind ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Anderson, Leroy : China Doll
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Anderson, Leroy : Bugler's Holiday
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Anderson, Leroy : Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1955