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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."
In 1925 Anderson entered Harvard, where he played trombone, organ and double bass, and studied composition and orchestration. He received a Masters degree in Music in 1930 and continued working towards a PhD in languages. He spoke English and Swedish and eventually became fluent in Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
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