Piano - Early Advanced
Composed by Leroy Anderson. Arranged by Frank Tedesco and Zach Heyde. Duet or Duo; Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands); Solo Small Ensembles. The Alfred Duet Series. Form: Variations. Christmas; Holiday Pops; Secular; Winter. Score. 16 pages. Alfred Music #00-42268. Published by Alfred Music (AP.42268).
ISBN 9780739099650. UPC: 038081464541. English.
Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride is a holiday favorite, and this setting for advanced piano duet gives it a fresh twist. It begins with Anderson's jingling melody and some musical banter between the primo and secondo players, and then it launches into a series of variations that take the listener on a journey through a variety of styles, from gently swirling, impressionistic arpeggios to a triumphant coda with brilliant, virtuosic passagework. Audiences will enjoy a number of other musical surprises along the way.