Sunday Respite – Sleigh Ride


This is a much loved orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson in 1948.  “Sleigh Ride” although not originally written for the holidays it has many associations and memories for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Something to get us in the holiday mood.

Beautiful photographs go along with the music. I enjoy posting this every year and it has gotten to be a tradition, Do watch it in full screen.


Wishing you a wonderful day.


8 Responses to “Sunday Respite – Sleigh Ride”

  1. geeez2014 Says:

    OH, so nice! I love the trombones that come in at about 2 minutes…and laughed at what appeared to be cossacks with horses after all the lovely Americana, which I ADORE. WOuld you believe I kept a Christmas card with an image very much like one in that video…a sweet church, a sleigh, in snow, etc., on my counter here above my computer all year long? It reminds me of goodness, as this video did…sweet times of goodness. Thanks, Bunk! Happy Sunday!

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  2. Linda Says:

    HEY! Guess what! The snow is coming down here in western NY! Under a winter advisory here. Thanks Bunk, now I am humming Winter Wonderland. grin

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  3. Adrienne Says:

    Lovely rendition. The song makes me tense though. I might have told this story, but I was in the percussion section of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and was the one responsible for the whip crack. It’s timing is touchy and the whip crack “toy” – a slap stick, had a slight time lag. The conductor is not pleased if you don’t nail it. I did. Whew! Give me some good ol’ fashioned banging cymbals anytime!!

    Have a wonderful Sunday, Bunk

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    Thanks. One does not see the white, frozen stuff in Houston.

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