Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1908-1975). Arranged by Martha Thompson. For 5-6 octave Handbells. Agape Bronze Series. Secular, Christmas. Grade 5. Handbell score. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.2336).
Written for 5-6 octaves of handbells with optional sleigh bells, temple blocks, and slapstick, this Martha Lynn Thompson arrangement of LeRoy Anderson's charming Christmas song will delight your audiences and keep all your ringers busy. A variety of techniques, including ringing, plucked or malleted bells, martelatto, ring-touches, and syncopation, add drive and enthusiasm to this holiday favorite.