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Sleigh Ride (arr Ployhar)

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson (arr. {{James Ployhar]])


General Info

Year: 1947
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat 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
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Whip
  • Wood Block


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.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Anderson, L.; Ployhar, J. (1980). Sleigh Ride. [score]. Belwin Mill: Melville, N.Y.
  • Perusal score