Talk:Sleigh Ride

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LITTLE KNOWN FACT: This piece was originally arranged for concert band, not orchestra. I know this because I have played the original arrangement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aniohevesh (talkcontribs) 04:53, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Please make each topic with a header like this: == (header) ==, and do it at the BOTTOM of the page.

Anyways, what will define concert band and orchestral?


I've removed the following entry by user: from the trivia section, as it is out of style:

An early memory is that this catchy melody was a "Mystery Tune"(?) on the radio show "Stop the Music," with host Bert Parks. It was the longest-running mystery tune of the show by the time it was finally identified. Please elaborate and correct if you can.

--Niels Ø (noe) 15:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Reason for removing lyrics[edit]

I removed the lyrics section of this article due to the fact that their inclusion was probably a copyright violation which could lead to action against Wikipedia. Copyrighted song lyrics published in the United States later than 1922 should not be extensively quoted in Wikipedia articles, unless it can be proven that they have become part of the public domain. See the reply to question 20 on the talk page of Wikipedia's copyright FAQs. If someone can provide a citation from a reliable source that the lyric of "Sleigh Ride" is now in the public domain, they can restore the section to the article. Whyaduck 05:42, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

I see it's still being edit warred over. There's been no apparent response, here. For the sake of settling the argument, if nothing else, we need something conclusive on this talk page before including the lyrics. – Luna Santin (talk) 23:42, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

If "Whyaduck" above would read (an updated version of) his own reference he would know that, with their having been written in 1949, Sleigh Ride's lyrics almost certainly passed into the public domain in 1999; I would therefore suggest that, until an experienced patent & copyright lawyer asserts and demonstrates otherwise, that the lyrics be restored as their removal was ill informed.Epischedda (talk) 04:05, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

The copyright for "Sleigh Ride" has not expired. Works authored in the US prior to 1978 were originally protected for 28 years. Prior to 1978, a "renewal" of the copyright by the author extended the protection of the work to 56 years from date of original copyright. This extension was done for "Sleigh Ride." In 1978 Congress passed a copyright protection act which changed the copyright term for works created before 1978 to 75 years. This applied to "Sleigh Ride." The "Sonny Bono" copyright extension passed by Congress in 1990 further extended the term to 95 years from original date of copyright for works authored prior to 1978. This also applied to "Sleigh Ride." The 1978 copyright protection act applied to works created during or after 1978 the copyright term of "author's life plus 50 years." The "Sonny Bono" extension in 1990 changed the protection for works authored during or after 1978 to "author's life plus 75 years." Leroy Anderson started work on "Sleigh Ride" in 1946. He completed the work on February 10, 1948. The composer copyrighted "Sleigh Ride" as an instrumental in 1948. Lyricist Mitchell Parish authored the lyrics to "Sleigh Ride" in 1950 with the permission of the composer. The vocal version was copyrighted in 1950. The instrumental version of "Sleigh Ride" will not enter the public domain until 2043. The vocal version (including both lyrics and underlying instrumental music) will not enter the public domain until 2045.Rolf.Anderson (talk) 01:39, 9 May 2008 (UTC)