The Waltzing Cat

This is yet another work by Anderson that efficiently depicts a scene, something made possible only by the composer's deep understanding of instrumentation used for reproducing lifelike sounds: at the end of Sleigh Ride, for example, we hear a trumpet whine like a weary horse, and here in The Waltzing Cat, the strings cleverly depict the cat's meow. The work opens with a lazy but chipper waltz theme played by the strings, whose use of portamento on key notes creates the meow effect. The middle section is reminiscent of cartoon ... more

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson was an American composer of short, light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under ...
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