The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 8: Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops’ “Sleigh Ride”

Minus the cloying lyrics, the melody of “Sleigh Ride” is allowed to soar free and take on a life of its own in this definitive arrangement by Arthur Fiedler. While the pitch-perfection of the studio track may be the absolute best take, I also love to watch the orchestra at work in this clip. John Williams conducting doesn’t hurt either! Enjoy. Oh yes, and Happy New Year!

Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops’ “Sleigh Ride”

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