Composer
LANE
Title
Sleigh Ride
Instrumentation
piccolo, 5 flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Editor
Monty Adams
Publisher
Adams Magnificent Music
Grade
2+
Product Code
41A470000002

Sleighbell Serenade by Philip Lane
Arranged for Flute Choir by Monty Adams
Scored for Piccolo, 5 C Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute with optional Sleigh Bells, Whip, Cello, Bassoon and Double Bass
Includes score and parts

A gifted linguist, he thought, at one time that a career in music might not hold much promise, and almost became a language teacher.  He decided to give music a final try, after being offered a position to teach language at a private school, which proved to be a pivotal decision in the early 1930s.  It was in the summer of 1946 that he composed this tune, during a heat wave at Painter Hill in Woodbury, Connecticut.  The Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fielder gave the premier of the beloved holiday song, with the words being added by Mitchell Parish in 1950. 

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