Adirondack Sleigh Rides in Lake Placid, NY
If you listened to Christmas music on the radio this season you probably heard “Sleigh Ride.” Both local FM stations that programmed Christmas material played Leroy Anderson’s version.
And why not. Anderson arranged many tunes for Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra including Sleigh Ride that Anderson started working on during a heat wave in 1946. The piece was finished in 1948. By December of that year New York City department stores were playing Sleigh Ride.
But there’s plenty more in Anderson’s portfolio, instrumentals that might be quite familiar to you.
American record producer and musician Meco Menardo or Meco is best known for his 1977 space disco version of the Star Wars theme from his album “Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk.”
Meco put together this collection of Anderson compositions. I swear as you listen you’re going to say, ‘Oh yeh, I remember that one.’
The Syncopated Clock
Plink, Plank, Plunk