Saturday, October 24, 2009

Irish Suite

Leroy Anderson’s Irish Suite salutes an American composer with deep Boston roots. He was associated with Arthur Fiedler and well known as one of the leading arrangers for the Boston Pops Orchestra and also frequently served as the orchestra’s guest conductor. In 1947 he was commissioned by the Erin Society of Boston to write an Irish Suite for its annual night at the Pops. The work consisted of six beloved Irish airs, three of which have been arranged for band and are featured this evening. (Source: Band Music Notes, Norman Smith and Albert Stoutamire)

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