Armstrong, Louis: C'est Si Bon - Sheet Music Download

Interpreter: Louis Armstrong
Instrumentation: Band/Ensemble
Music Genres: Jazz
Level: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Order No. 101-380-8044d
Publisher: jazzinotes
Transcription: Note-for-Note, incl. chord symbols
Delivery Option: Download

Note-for-Note- transcription of "C'est Sie Bon" in the interpretation of Louis Armstrong, including all instruments and vocal: score and parts. Included is the original version in B major and a transposed version in Bb major. Each contain clarinet and trumpet in Bb and in C.

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Interpreter Louis Armstrong
Music by Ange Eugène Betti
Words by André Hornez
Subgenres New Orleans
Instrumentation Band/Ensemble
Instruments Vocal, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Double Bass
Instrumentation Details In the piano only the right hand is transcribed. The left hand usually plays the bottom notes of the chords which are also notated in the piano part (and in the score). In the drums only the bacic pattern is notated. The clarinet and the trumpet are in Bb. The chord symbols are notated in the piano and double bass parts and of course in the score, too.
Transcription Note-for-Note, incl. chord symbols
source YouTube Video
Duration 3:36
Level 3
Pages 31 (15 score + 16 parts)

Attention: Included are the original version in B major and a transposed version in Bb major. Both contain clarinet and trumpet in Bb and also in C (e.g. for snythesizer or other instruments in C).

The note-for-note transcription of C'est Si Bon includes the score and all parts: vocal (Louis Armstrong), clarinet in Bb (one may be omitted), trumpet in Bb (Louis Armstrong), trombone, piano and double bass. In the drums only the basic pattern is notated.

The french pianist Henri Betti composed the tune very quickly in 1947 and asked André Hornet to write the lyrics afterwards. He choose the third version, not the favourit of Hornet. Edith Piaf refused to sing this tune and recommended it to Yves Montand, who refused, too. Some not well known interpreters recorded the tune. Later Montand changed his mind an recorded the song - with great succes: e.g. in Italy it became a No 1 charts hit. Later on some famous musicians covered this song, e.g. Eartha Kitts and Jolie Môme.

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