Erik W. G. Leidzén

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Erik William Gustav Leidzén (1894–1962) was a Danish musician, known for his compositions and arrangements for concert band.

He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1894.[1] He took up the E-flat flugelhorn at age 6, and attended the Royal Music Academy, graduating with honors in 1914. He emigrated to the United States in 1915, and became associated with the Salvation Army.

He was also known for his association with Edwin Franko Goldman, many of whose works Leidzén transcribed or arranged.

He died on December 20, 1962, in New York City, shortly after suffering a stroke.


  1. ^ John Maines: The Complete Compere Notes Guide
  • Rehrig, William H. (1991). "Leidzen, Erik". In Bierley, Paul E. The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music 1. p. 450.