Leroy Anderson completed "The First Day of Spring" just in time for a recording for Decca Records on June 25, 1954. Later that year made an arrangement for solo piano.
1. Decca Records recording session, Manhattan Center, New York, NY; Leroy Anderson, conductor; June 25, 1954.
Leroy Anderson conducted a studio orchestra in his 1954 Monaural recording of "The First Day of Spring" 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; June 11, 1959.
Leroy Anderson conducted a studio orchestra in his 1959 Stereo recording of "The First Day of Spring" for Decca Records.
The First Day of Spring
Music by Leroy Anderson
Arranged by Leroy Anderson for Piano
Printed Music included in "Leroy Anderson at the Piano" available from Alfred Music.
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