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Leroy Anderson

Composer of the Month
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Allison Friedman

on 25 August 2013

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Transcript of Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson
Born: June 29, 1908
Died: May 18, 1975
He would be
106 years old
if he was still alive!
He was 67
years old
when he died!
All About Leroy's Life
He is an American Composer.

He grew up in Cambridge, Massachusets.

His parents were Swedish Immigrants

His mom was his first piano teacher
He also played the string bass, trombone, tuba, and organ.

He went to Harvard University and studied composition and conducting.

He wrote a lot of music for the Harvard band while he was just a student!
He served in the army during World War II.
He earned the rank of Captain!
He even composed new music while in the army.
More Facts....
He was the first composer to sell over
1 million copies of an "instrumental" piece.
Leroy Anderson likes to use creative
instrumental effects and
sometimes items that
are not usually used
as instruments!
* Sleigh Ride
*The Typewriter
*Blue Tango
*Plink, Plank, Plunk
*Bugler's Holiday
*The Syncopated Clock

Some of His Famous Compositions:
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