By Leroy Anderson / arr. Greg Anderson
Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands) Book (2 copies required)
A Holiday Excursion
|Sleigh Ride: A Holiday Excursion - Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands): Piano||$6.99||View|
The Anderson & Roe Duos & Duets series features inspiring arrangements as performed by the duo---from settings of treasured opera melodies to medleys of popular movie music. The pieces are edited with fingering and other directions that facilitate rehearsal and performance, making them accessible for advancing students as well as for concert performers.
Sleigh Ride: A Holiday Excursion offers an audience-pleasing rendition of Leroy Anderson's timeless classic. The opening of this arrangement presents the iconic main theme with playful staccato notes interrupted by flashes of sparkling passagework. As the excitement builds, the players exchange jiving rhythms, percussive chords, and dazzling glissandos. Just when the sleigh ride is about to end, a few musical surprises bring this lively duo to a whimsical conclusion, making the arrangement a perfect choice for a finale or encore to a holiday recital. Music videos performed by Anderson & Roe can be found on www.andersonroe.com. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.