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Bugler's Holiday

Leroy Anderson

This bright and cheerful piece featuring the band’s entire trumpet section is one of the best-known favorites by American master of light orchestral music Leroy Anderson.

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975).was a preeminent American composer of light concert music. He was born in Cambridge MA to first-generation Swedish immigrants. Originally a trombonist, he was director of the Harvard Band. During WW II he served as an Army captain. A versatile linguist, he wrote a book on Icelandic grammar and served in intelligence. Anderson achieved fame as arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra, and for his conducting.

Last updated on July 17, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band