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Nov. 30 2014

12/22/14 – Leroy Anderson Christmas – 10pm

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LAphoto-21-highLAphoto-21-highThis one hour program contains 80% music of classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson. It is hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer’s son Kurt Anderson, and features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his “Pops” Concert Orchestra. Listeners will also hear Leroy Anderson talking about how he wrote some of his famous Christmas music and what Christmas means to him.

This Leroy Anderson Tribute is co-hosted and produced by the composer’s son Kurt Anderson, who is also General Manager of public radio station WMNR Fine Arts Radio in Monroe, CT. He has produced a number of radio programs about his father including an NPR special concert in 1999. He also created the PBS website on Leroy Anderson and produced the DVD release of the PBS documentary, Once Upon a Sleigh Ride.

Program Schedule

Sleigh Ride (“Pops” Concert Orchestra, Leroy Anderson, conductor)
A Christmas Festival (“Pops” Concert Orchestra, Leroy Anderson, conductor)

*Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
1. Pastores a Belen
2. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
3. O, Little Town of Bethlehem
4. Bring Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
5. Away in a Manager
6. Wassail Song

*Suite of Carols for Woodwind Ensemble
1. Angels in Our Fields
2. O Sanctissima
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4. O Come, Little Children
5. Coventry Carol
6. Patapan

*Suite of Carols for Brass Choir
1. While by My Sheep
2. In dulci jublio
3. Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming
4. I Saw Three Ships
5. From Heaven High I Come to You
6. We Three Kings of Orient Are
7. March of the Kings

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