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Norman Leyden

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Norman Leyden
Norman Leyden (holding his clarinet case)
at a rehearsal in 2012
BornOctober 17, 1917
DiedJuly 23, 2014(2014-07-23) (aged 96)
Occupation(s)Conductor, composer, musician

Norman Fowler Leyden (October 17, 1917 – July 23, 2014) was an American conductor, composer, arranger, and clarinetist.

He worked in movie and television. He was perhaps best known as the conductor of the Oregon Symphony Pops orchestra. He co-wrote with Glenn Miller the theme "I Sustain the Wings" in 1943, which was used to introduce the World War II radio series.

Leyden died on July 23, 2014, of an unspecified cause.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stabler, David (July 23, 2014). "Norman Leyden, the Oregon Symphony's Mr. Pops and authority on big-band music, dies at 96". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 24, 2014.