The Christmas Sleigh-Ride (Hatton, John Liptrot)


Sheet Music


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Schissel (2012/5/7)

Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1849. Plate 1666.
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General Information

Work Title The Christmas Sleigh-Ride
Alternative. Title
Composer Hatton, John Liptrot
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Allegro. 2 verses.)
First Publication. 1849 – Boston: Oliver Ditson (Plate 1666)
Librettist Charles Fenno Hoffman (1806–1884)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano

Misc. Comments

"Composed and sung by J.L. Hatton."

Secular Christmas song. Some similarities in text to Jingle Bells (which was, at least according to the editors of the Wikipedia article, originally composed as a Thanksgiving song by Pierpont in 1850 and published in 1857 - I wonder if the composers - or if Hoffman and Pierpont - knew each other and shared ideas? ... )