Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday" is a virtuoso piece that features three trumpeters. "Bugler's Holiday" has become one of Anderson's best known compositions and is performed frequently worldwide. In the United States, "Bugler's Holiday" is included in nearly every concert program celebrating the July 4th Independence Day.
1. Decca Records recording session, Manhattan Center, New York, NY; Leroy Anderson, conductor; June 2, 1954.
Leroy Anderson conducted a studio orchestra in his 1954 Monaural recording of "Bugler's Holiday" for Decca Records. 50 musicians, many of whom were the Principals of their respective orchestra sections, came to perform for the recording. They were chosen from the New York Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the NBC Symphony, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Goldman Band and the Beaux Arts Trio.
The studio orchestra included 9 First Violins, 7 Second Violins, 5 Violas, 4 Celli, 3 Basses, 1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 2 Drums, 1 Harp.
2. Decca Records recording session, Manhattan Center, New York, NY; Leroy Anderson, conductor; May 26, 1959.
Leroy Anderson conducted a studio orchestra in his 1959 Stereo recording of "Bugler's Holiday" for Decca Records.
Music by Leroy Anderson
Arranged by Leroy Anderson for Piano
Printed Music included in "Leroy Anderson at the Piano" available from Alfred Music.
Numerous arrangements for band, string orchestra, string ensemble and handbell choir with piano are available from Alfred Music.
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