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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

General Info

Year: 1949
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat 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
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Claves
  • Gong
  • Guiro
  • Maracas
  • Temple Blocks (2)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Serenata begins with the theme in minor accompanied by a Latin American rhythm and then changes to a bright mood in a major key. Just when we are carried away by the soaring melody and repetitive rhythm, Anderson makes use of a strategically placed pause to recapture our attention. The composer's skill in arranging his original orchestrations for band is shown in every phrase of Serenata.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 28 February 2016
  • Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.) Band (Michael L. Wirgler, conductor) - 20 July 2014
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Randy Brion, conductor) - 28 January 2006
  • High School Concert Band [Interlochen, Mich.] (Frederick Fennell, conductor) - 31 July 1987

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Anderson, L. (1949). Serenata [score]. Mills Music: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 16.