Sleigh Ride

Music by Leroy Anderson, words by Mitchell Parish. EMI Mills Music Inc. OBO Woodbury Music

Steve Brown, autoharp instrumental solo. Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sleigh Ride, originally composed as a light orchestral instrumental piece, is still often performed that way. The song includes 18 chords, many unusual for autoharp, and a fast and rhythmic catchy melodic line. Played on my Pete d'Aigle custom harp with a Bill Newton style keyboard chord bar set, I have tried to capture something of the warmth, verve and joy of the original.

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