Delvyn Case

Rocket Sleigh

InstrumentationInstrumentation: timp 2perc str
Percussion: sleigh bells, bass drum, triangle, sus. cym (2), glock, 3 toms, chimes, tam-tam
Length4 min
DifficultySuitable for university, community, and professional orchestras
CommentsROCKET SLEIGH is an original Christmas overture suitable for all sorts of holiday concerts. It is a fast, catchy, and exciting piece perfect for orchestras looking for a brand-new addition to the holiday repertoire. Musically interesting but not too technically demanding, Rocket Sleigh has been performed by major professional orchestras, community orchestras, and university orchestras across the country, and would be appropriate for advanced youth orchestras as well. Accessible but musically interesting, it is tonal and features some mixed meters. Since Rocket Sleigh is in B-flat, it nicely follows Sleigh Ride on a holiday concert.
SourcesPerusal score available for download (pdf) at Set of parts available for rental from Alfred Music:
ExtrasLive recording at:
HistoryPerformances by: National Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, and 30+ other professional, college, and community orchestras. To be released on Navona Records in November, 2015. Commissioned and premiered in 2008 by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra (Mass.)
ContributorDelvyn Case
Music Director, Great Woods Chamber Orchestra (Mass.)
Asst. Professor, Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

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