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Sleigh Ride

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson


General Info

Year: 1948
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Belwin Mills/Alfred
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Full Score - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat TrumpetI-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III (4-7 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel (extended high range with high F required)
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Sleigh Ride is a light orchestra standard whose music was composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had formed the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946, and he finished the work in February 1948. The original recordings were instrumental versions. The lyrics, about riding in a sleigh and other fun wintertime activities, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950. The orchestral version was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra. A selection of the artists who have recorded it include Herb Alpert, The Andrews Sisters, The Carpenters, Bing Crosby, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, the amazing Debbie Gibson, The Muppets, and Andy Williams.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 22 December 2021
  • Bishop Carroll High School (Calgary, Alb., Can.) Symphonic Band (Cassandra Anvik, conductor) - 10 December 2021
  • North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) Concert Winds (Lawrence Van Oyen, conductor) - 5 December 2021
  • Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Criss, conductor) – 29 November 2021
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Concert Band (Chandler L. Wilson, conductor) - 22 November 2021
  • San Antonio (Tx.) Community Wind Ensemble (Albert Aguilar, conductor) - 13 December 2020
  • Central College (Pella, Iowa) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Eileen McGonigal, conductor) - 10 December 2020
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Bands (Heidi Johanna Miller, conductor) - 8 December 2020
  • Texas Christian University (Fort Worth) Symphonic Band (Brian Youngblood, conductor) - 3 December 2020
  • University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg) Symphonic Band (Anthony Pursell, conductor) - 2 December 2020
  • Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Criss, conductor) - 20 November 2020
  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) - 17 November 2020
  • Central Junior High (Euless, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Christine Bell Cumberledge, conductor) - 18 December 2019 (2019 Midwest Clinic)
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Steve Layman, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • Arkansas Winds (Farmington) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) - 15 December 2019
  • Lone Star Symphonic Band (Katy, Tx.) (Bob Bryant, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Rachel Ozark, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) – 15 December 2019


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