Compositions
Leroy Anderson

(1908 - 1975)
Leroy Anderson was an American composer of light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Swedish parents, Anderson was given his first piano lessons by his mother, who was a church organist. He continued studying piano at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1925 Anderson entered Harvard University where he studied theory with Walter Spalding, counterpoint with Edward Ballantine, harmony with George Enescu and composition with Walter Piston. He also studied double bass and the organ. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1929 and Master of Arts in 1930.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

A Christmas Festival

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, sleigh bells, tubular bells, triangle, glockenspiel
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Belle of the Ball

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, clash cymbals, orchestral bass drum, glockenspiel
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Bugler's Holiday

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Snare drum, orchestral bass drum, clashed cymbals
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Penny Whistle Song

Timpani + 2 percussion
1) xylophone, glockenspiel, 2) basic kit
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Sleigh Ride

No Timpani + 3 percussion
Drum kit, sleighbells, glockenspiel, xylophone, temple blocks, whip
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The Syncopated Clock

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Whistle, cowbell, 2 wood blocks, alarm clock
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