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Listen to Leroy Anderson
perform "The Waltzing Cat"

The Waltzing Cat

Composed for orchestra, The Waltzing Cat was completed on February 21, 1950. It is 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. It was first performed when recorded by the composer on September 11, 1950, in analog mono sound. Lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish in 1951. It was re-recorded in analog stereo sound by the composer on June 11, 1959.

Composer quotes: "For the last number on this program you will hear 'The Waltzing Cat.' If, as you listen to the music, you imagine something like Puss in Boots at a fancy dress ball, that is just about what the composer had in mind."