3 Flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in A or Bb, 2 Bassoons
4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (Sleigh Bells, Cymbals)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)
Frederick Delius was born in Bradford in Yorkshire, the fourth of fourteen children of Julius and Elise Pauline Delius who had moved to England from Bielefeld, Germany to set themselves up in the woollen business. His father wanted Frederick to work in the family business, but Frederick had other ideas and pursued a career in music living most of his life abroad in the United States and continental Europe especially France.
This edition of "Sleigh Ride", which was written in 1899 and originally titled "Winter Night", is fairly faithful to Delius' original except that he had 2 trumpet plus 2 cornet parts in A and these have been rationalised into 2 trumpets in Bb. The clarinet parts were originally for clarinet in A but a Bb part isalso provided.
Duration: 5 minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/4/2 and any wind, brass and percussion parts.