Christmas without the Petersburger Schlittenfahrt would be something like a Christmas tree without baubles or - even worse – a Christmas punch without alcohol. It is the most famous piece written by Richard Eilenberg, a German composer who lived around the turn of the nineteenth century (1948 – 1927).
Preformed nowadays by well know artists like André Rieu, the Petersburger Schlittenfahrt takes you along through snow filled landscapes, riding a three horse sleigh. We would call it the mother of all Jingle Bells except that this sleigh moves more up tempo.
Make sure you let your audience jump to their feet by adding some André Rieu-isch music to your Christmas repertoire. Skilfully arranged for piano trio by Marlous Smit van den Hoven, this piece is a bargain.
Parts and score in PDF for Piano trio (Piano, violin and cello). See the first two pages of the score here!