Composition/ Arrangement: Ralph Paulsen - Bahnsen
"Humoresque" for 4 guitars
Ad libitum: Bass, Percussion, Oktavgitarre, Mandoline
Score and parts (each part 2x)
“All over the globe, people are talking about a reflective as well as cheerful Advent and Christmas time. Ralph Paulsen-Bahnsen’s compositions have the tendency to sound as much in good-spirits as well as occasionally reflective. Pauli’s Sleigh Ride, however, invites the listener to discover a new side to the composer - that of both a shrewd and humorous tune-smith. An adventurous, Christmas inspired sleigh ride starts to unravel, which can be described as humorous, grotesque and never boring – a perfect addition to any Christmas concert. Initially, the title for the piece was intended to be “Sleigh Ride” (Schlittenfahrt). However, after a few guitar-ensembles got to have a go at the piece, it became known by its byname of “Pauli’s Sleigh Ride”.