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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson (arr. Philip J. Lang)

General Info

Year: 1947
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00; (digital) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Leroy Anderson wrote Fiddle-Faddle in 1947 for Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, who premiered it in a concert broadcast from the Boston Opera House. (Audiences began referring to it affectionately as “Fiedler-Faddle.”)

The piece falls in the tradition of “perpetual motion” numbers like Paganini’s Moto Perpetuo or Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, but Anderson makes his take unique by introducing hoedown cadences and jazz riffs.

- Program Note from New York Philharmonic


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Santa Ynez Valley (Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Sharon Jeskey, conductor) - 27 March 2022
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 3 October 2021
  • W.D. Packard (Warren, Ohio) Concert Band (Jesse Leyva, conductor; Matthew Holm, marimba) - 22 July 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Larry Frost, conductor) – 26 July 2016
  • Somerset County (England) Youth Concert Band 18 December 2011

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Fernie) (1948/)
  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Torskangerpoll) (1948/2020)

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