Although Frederick Delius' Sleigh Ride remains a lesser-known work from his student days, its simplicity and emotional responsiveness illuminate the journey of poetic expressiveness that the composer was to follow through his life. In this delightful miniature, not only is there the crisp tingle of the pure, cold air and the rhythmic pulse of the equestrian trot experienced, but a wide range of emotional expressions. Please note: This is not Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride!!


  • Piccolo (doubles on C Flute)
  • 4 C Flutes
  • Alto Flute
  • Bass Flute
  • Contrabass Flute/Contralto Flute (optional)
  • Sleigh Bells