Waltzing Cat, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson (trans. Philip J. Lang)

General Info

Year: 1950
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $82.00; (digital) - $82.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cat Meow
  • Cat Snarl
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Dog Bark
  • Snare Drum
  • Wind Whistle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In typical Leroy Anderson style, listen for the feline saunter and strut in The Waltzing Cat. Transcribed by Philip J. Lang, this work adds musical humor with percussionists when you hear a dog bark interrupt the cat’s waltzing swagger.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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

All Wind Works


  • Anderson, L.; Lang, P. [between 2008 and 2012?]. The Waltzing Cat [score]. Alfred: Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Leroy Anderson website Accessed 14 May 2021