A Sleigh Ride with DeliusTue, 28 Nov 2017
Thanksgiving is over and for many, thoughts are now turned to the holiday season. Be sure to make 90.9 WGUC part of your holiday festivities – we have a carefully-selected assortment of programs for the Hanukkah and Christmas seasons. We kick things off with Advent Voices on December 3 at 8pm.
What are some of your favorite holiday or winter pieces of music? One of mine happens to be Frederick Delius’ “Sleigh Ride
.” Something about the sound of sleigh bells always gets me into that picturesque-winter mindset.
Delius originally wrote “Sleigh Ride” in 1887 as a piano piece that he first performed for his friend and fellow composer, Edvard Grieg. He later orchestrated it, but then set it aside. It wasn’t until years following the composer’s death that it was re-discovered and added to standard holiday repertory.