Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

Let’s compare how two composers conveyed the emotions of a sleigh ride!

Here’s Mozart, who wrote a pleasant and stately minuet befitting Viennese nobility:

And here’s Leroy Anderson, who envisioned the equestrian rhythm and the bells and even, at the end, the horse’s whinny:

And since The Wife and I recently watched Sleepless In Seattle, there’s an early scene where Meg Ryan sings along with a version of “Sleigh Ride” she hears on her radio. Here’s that rendition (which is more a rendition of “Jingle Bells”, but what are you gonna do):

Finally, here’s a high school from Lowell, Michigan, that had to do the “virtual” thing last year. This is actually quite lovely!

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