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American Classics - Anderson: Orchestral Favourites / Hayman


Release Date: 03/05/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559125   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leroy Anderson's music once was so ubiquitous that anyone with even cursory contact with broadcast media could not help hearing it. So don't be surprised--especially if you're over 30--if you find your ears perking up quite often in recognition as you play this delightful disc. Those of us who played in high school bands and orchestras no doubt will have vivid memories of Bugler's Holiday or Trumpter's Lullaby, but for most listeners this collection will serve to attach names to tunes heard for years in supermarkets and shopping malls--tunes such as The Syncopated Clock, The Girl in Satin, and Blue Tango. Anderson applied his classical training to his love of jazz, which, combined with his uncanny instinct for good tunes helped him create a Read more long series of "pops" hits. He was equally adept in both worlds, whether the European-style waltzing of Belle of the Ball (with its "blue note" trio), or the straight-from-the-dance-hall Jazz Pizzicato.


The disc opens with the Serenata (a cheeky knockoff of Gershwin's Cuban Overture) and closes with the ever-popular Sleigh Ride, here freed from those goofy lyrics and sounding more like its true self: a fine composition that can be enjoyed whatever the time of year. Anderson had a particular flair for musical depictions of everyday objects, such as the aforementioned clock, or the typewriter, or even sandpaper (in the Sandpaper Ballet). Whether object, animal (The Waltzing Cat), or body part (March of Two Left Feet), Anderson never abandoned his operative principle: make music fun! Richard Hayman's long experience in this specialized genre shows in his high-spirited, rhythmically smart, tonally tangy realizations with his orchestra. If you've been finding yourself bereft of smiles lately, purchase this Naxos disc and you'll get a whole hour's worth.
--Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenata by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
Penny-Whistle Song by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
Saraband by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Trumpeter's Lullaby by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Fiddle Faddle by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
8.
Forgotten Dreams by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9.
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10.
Jazz Legato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11.
Jazz Pizzicato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
12.
Phantom Regiment by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13.
Bugler's Holiday by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
14.
The Waltzing Cat by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
15.
March of the Two Left Feet by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16.
Promenade by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
17.
Plink, Plank, Plunk! by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
18.
Girl in Satin by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
19.
Sandpaper Ballet by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20.
Belle of the Ball by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
21.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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