Lesson Plan

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Lesson notes

Sleigh Ride was written in the late 1940s by Leroy Anderson as a light orchestra piece. A couple years later Mitchell Parish added lyrics to it and it became an American Classic.

This arrangement covers all three main parts of the piece and has a few fairly challenging passages. The last segment includes a slow play through (with one or two unplanned events), which could give the student an idea of what to shoot for before trying to speed it up.