L. P. Laurendeau

Louis-Philippe Laurendeau (1861 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada – 13 February 1916 in Montreal) was a Canadian composer and bandmaster. He also held an editorial position with Carl Fischer, the New York music publishers.

Most of Laurendeau's compositions and arrangements were for concert or military band and were published primarily by Fischer and Cundy-Bettoney. He also composed works of specific Canadian interest, such as Shores of the St Lawrence, a medley for band, and Land of the Maple, Opus 235, a march. He wrote, as well, on music pedagogy, including volumes on band instruction and arranging for band. He occasionally wrote under the pseudonym, Paul Laurent.

He is most familiar to audiences throughout the world through his band arrangement of Julius Fučík’s 1897 march, Entrance of the Gladiators (originally entitled Grande Marche Chromatique). Laurendeau arranged the march for American Wind bands, and Carl Fischer published this in 1901 under the title Thunder and Blazes." The work is the best-known circus march in the world and has become a musical icon for that form of entertainment.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1861

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-355 10-in. 8/27/1903 Under the Double Eagle (march) Sousa's Band Band arranger  
Victor A-1262 7-in. 4/25/1904 Russian war march Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1262 10-in. 4/25/1904 Russian march Victor Band [i.e., Pryor's Band] Band composer  
Victor B-2060 10-in. 12/19/1904 Favorite songs of Canada Sousa's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-2663 10-in. 6/22/1905 Before the mast Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-3483 10-in. 6/19/1906 Bewitching beauty Chris Chapman Bells solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-4229 8-in. 1/30/1907 Flag of truce march Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-4825 10-in. 9/20/1907 Pilgrims' chorus Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-6436 10-in. 9/21/1908 French National Defile march Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-6437 10-in. 9/21/1908 The peacock Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-7053 12-in. 5/7/1909 Norma overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-8094 10-in. 7/6/1909 Laurentian echoes Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-8880 12-in. 4/22/1910 Rocked in the cradle of the deep Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-9116 10-in. 6/16/1910 The land of the maple Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-10318 10-in. 5/11/1911 Dead march Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-11240 10-in. 11/15/1911 That flying rag Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-11264 10-in. 11/16/1911 Swing song Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-11369 10-in. 12/14/1911 The dollar princess waltz Sousa's Band Band arranger  
Victor C-11695 12-in. 3/12/1912 Wedding march Victor Band Band arranger  
Victor B-11846 10-in. 4/10/1912 Arion carnival march Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-11851 10-in. 4/10/1912 Extase d'amour Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-11853 10-in. 4/11/1912 The grizzly turkey trot Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-12213 10-in. 7/22/1912 Minuetto e gavotta Conway's Band Band arranger  
Victor C-12347 12-in. 9/9/1912 Ekko fra norden Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-12348 10-in. 9/9/1912 Sanctus Arthur Pryor's Band Band arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Laurendeau, L. P.," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111904.

Laurendeau, L. P.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111904.

"Laurendeau, L. P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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