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Days Gone By.... By: Rebecca Hudson

January 2, 2013

Around here it seems there are plenty of opportunities to experience the thrill of traveling by horse-drawn sleigh-
There's a popular song that's heard frequently this time of year and it's one of my very favorites:  "Sleigh Ride". Whenever I heard it my mind can't help but wander aimlessly about, thinking what fun it must have been to go "gliding in a wonderland of snow"! Oddly enough, that song was composed in the heat of a July day in 1946 by composer Leroy  Anderson. Originally intended as an orchestral piece, lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish in 1950.  I recently had the honor to perform this lively piece with the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra at its winter concert in Marshall.

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