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China Doll

(Leroy Anderson)

Written in 1951, this piece lasts approximately just 2 minutes.  Led off by an oboe, it is joined by the entire orchestra and has been described as having a “delicate, fragile melody”.  It was released as a 78rpm and 45rpm single, often with “Phantom Regiment” on the B-Side with a further vinyl release in EP form.

Leroy Anderson & His Orchestra recordings
MCA Classics MCAD2-9815 (CD: The Leroy Anderson Collection)
Conductor – Leroy Anderson