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Sleigh Ride

From Wind Repertory Project
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
Piccolo in C
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb)I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion (min. 4) including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Temple Blocks
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Whip
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Sleigh Ride exists in numerous versions and is a staple of the holiday season. The idea first came to the composer during a heatwave in July 1946. The first recording occurred in 1949 with lyrics being added by Mitchell Parrish the following year. 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.


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • San Ramon (Calif.) Symphonic Band ( Larry B. Colon, conductor) – 23 December 2018
  • Salem Band (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (Eileen M. Young, conductor)– 18 December 2018
  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 17 December 2018
  • Randolph (N.J.) High School Wind Ensemble (Dawn Russo, conductor) – 17 December 2018
  • Danville (Calif.) Community Band (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 16 December 2018
  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Farmington) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 16 December 2018
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Dave Phillips, conductor) – 16 December 2018
  • Peninsula Concert Band (Williamsbrg, Va.) (Ronnie Tong, conductor) - 11 December 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Beth Peterson, conductor) – 11 December 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 9 December 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBon, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Harbor Wind Ensemble (Gig Harbor, Wash.) - 9 December 2018
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Community Band (Shaun Salem, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Wind Symphony (David Kehler, conductor) – 8 December 2018
  • Pride of San Antonio (Tx.) Showband – 8 December 2018
  • North Jersey (Fair Lawn) Concert Band (Michael Roth, conductor) – 7 December 2018
  • Whitehouse Wind Symphony (Whitehouse Station, N.J.) (James P. Sheeley Jr.) – 7 December 2018
  • University of South Alabama (Mobile) Wind Ensemble (William Petersen, conductor) – 6 December 2018
  • Northwest Missouri State University Wind Symphony (John Bell, conductor) – 04 December 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Anderson, L. (1948). Sleigh Ride [score]. Belwin-Mills: Melville, N.Y.