We love this string quartet’s playing of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”.
Anderson composed the piece in 1946, and this arrangement for strings by Dewi Tudor Jones augments the rhythmic joy.
If for some reason you’re not familiar with the lyrics, click here (“It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you,”While the instrument-only version obviously has no lyrics,
Just try not to sing, smile or tap-tap your toes as you listen!
Learn more about the young performers (Haruno Sato, violin; Eleanor Markey, violin; Martine Thomas, viola; and Oan Woo Park, cello), alumni of From the Top.
(This performance was recorded live in WGBH’s Fraser Studio.)