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  •  One secular holiday tune I will admit to enjoying (5+ / 0-)

    is LeRoy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" because I greatly admire Anderson's highly creative and crafty orchestration. Hokey as some of those compositions he wrote for the Boston Pops are, if you listen to them from a composer's and orchestrator's perspective, as I do, they're pretty crafty little pieces.

    Anderson, by the way, was also a well-known organist in the Boston area for many, many years so perhaps I'm somewhat biased. But I love that someone who was a very serious organist with a national reputation could write such delightful light music and do it with such craft.

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