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     Forgotten Dreams

    (Leroy Anderson)


    Written in Woodbury, Connecticut, this piece was published in 1954 and premiered by Leroy Anderson in his recording for Decca.  Said to be his most popular song in England, it entered the UK chart in 1957 and appeared three times that year reaching the positions of No. 28, No. 30 and No.24 respectively.  Described as "melancholy and slow paced" with a "sentimental and sweet" main theme, it has been recorded as an instrumental and vocal piece, with the lyrics written by Mitchell Parish.


    Cologne Radio Orchestra recordings

    Laser Light 15 248

    Conductor - Pinchas Steinberg 


    Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra recordings

    Mercury 434 376-2

    Conductor - Frederick Fennell 


    Julia Shaw recordings

    CBC Records MVCD 1103

    Harp - Julia Shaw

    Harp - Nora Bumanis


    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recordings

    RCA 09026-68048-2

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin


    Utah Symphony Orchestra recordings

    Silverline 284 204 (CD: Fiddle Faddle)  

    Conductor  - Maurice Abravanel

    Flute - Eugene Foster 



    1. http://www.leroyanderson.com/html/hearthemusic.htm
    2. http://www.leroyanderson.com/html/lyrics_forgottendreams.htm
    3. http://www.answers.com/topic/forgotten-dreams-for-orchestra?cat=entertainment
    4. British and American Hit Singles 1946-1997 by Chris Davies










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