Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) was the son of Swedish immigrants. During World War Two, he served as a translator and interpreter. Anderson entrenched himself in American popular culture with compositions such as Sleigh Ride, The Syncopated Clock, and Blue Tango.
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays.
Biography, photograph, and MIDI audio of select compositions.
Official site of the composer of light concert music. Biography, Real Audio RAM samples, video and CD information, catalog, guest book, and contact information.
Find A Grave entry with photograph of tombstone and fan homages.
Musical biography tracing his career from the mid-1930s as he was noticed by Arthur Fiedler and began writing light orchestral music. From Space Age Pop Music.
Filmography at Internet Movie Database (IMDb) listing films using his music.
Brief life and musical summary with emphasis on his relationship with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. From Musicalics.
CD review with general comments on his life, education, and musical history and accomplishments.
PBS documentary companion web site for the composer and his music. Includes biography, Real Audio RM format samples of music, transcripts and reprints of various interviews and articles, video and audio recording information, and feedback.
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