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     Jazz Legato

    (Leroy Anderson)

     

    Composed in 1939 as a follow-up piece to "Jazz Pizzicato", this piece was a commission by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra.  The two pieces together were written so that they would fit onto one side of a 78rm record and represent two of Leroy Anderson's earliest original compositions.  Lasting approximately 2 minutes, the work is written for string orchestra with the legato style being played by a bow and after this piece was submitted to the orchestra Leroy Anderson became a permanent orchestrator and arranger.

     

    Leroy Anderson and His Orchestra recordings

    MCA Classics MCAD2 9815 (CD: The Leroy Anderson Collection)

    Conductor - Leroy Anderson  

     

    Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra recordings

    Mercury 432 013-2 (CD: The Music of Leroy Anderson)

    Conductor - Frederick Fennell  

     

    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recordings

    RCA 9026 68048-2 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin  

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.leroyanderson.com/html/hearthemusic.htm
    2. http://www.answers.com/topic/leroy-anderson?cat=entertainment
    3. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Apr02/Anderson.htm
    4. http://www.pbs.org/sleighride/Video&Music/Compositions_JLegato.htm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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