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Leroy Anderson was the composer behind light music classics such as 'The Typewriter', and the Christmas favourite, 'Sleigh Ride'. Championed by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, Anderson has been dubbed by John Williams as "one of the great American masters of light orchestral music."
Anderson - pictured centre - led the Harvard University Band and conducted and arranged for dance bands around Boston. His arrangements came to the attention of Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, who asked to see Anderson's original compositions. Fiedler's recordings of Anderson's 1938 'Jazz Pizzicato' went on to become one of the composer's signature works.
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