Short Description: The sheet music is an arrangement of
"Autumn Leaves (Les feuilles mortes)" (Barbara Streisand) out of the
album "Je m'appelle Barbra" for string quartet,
and chord symbols. Arranged very close to the original recording.
Licensed Territory: Only Germany and Austria. You are not allowed to purchase the sheet music out of theses countries!
Instrumentation: String Quartet & Vocal, incl. chord symbols
Interpreter: Barbara Streisand
Music: Joseph Cosma
Words by: Jasque Prévert, Johnny Mercer (english lyrics)
Level: 3 (of 5)
Pages: 15 (5 score + 8 parts)
Order No. 101-505-8063d
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jazzinotes' score of Autumn Leaves in the interpretation of Barbara Streisand is very close to the original recording: The vocal is accompanied by strings. The quite virtuoso intro may be played either by the viola or the violoncello (you find the sheet music for both). But you may omit or simplify the intro. The strings are notated almost note-for-note. Only in the ending there are some additional strings that are omitted in our score. In addition you find a lead sheet with the vocal, the chord symbols and the lyrics. It empowers you to change the instrumentation.
Autumn Leaves became famous because of Yves Montand’s interpretation which is available here at jazzinotes. Les Feuilles mortes is the famous song of his second movie Les Portes de la nuit (Gates of the Night), composed by Joseph Kosma, lyrics written by Jacques Prévert, both friends of Edith Piaf. Years later this movie became well-known in the USA, where Johnny Mercer wrote the English lyrics: Autumn Leaves, which helped the song to become well-known all over the world. Edith Piaf herself integrated this song in her repertoire - with French and English lyrics. You can find this version here at jazzinotes.
The song was recorded on Barbara Streisand's album Je m'appelle Barbra in 1966 (Barbara Streisand was 24 years old). Only in 2002, 28 years later, the album entered the US charts and rised till No 5. There are several songs on this album where Barbara Streisand sings in french. In Autumn Leaves she begins in french and turns to english. Barbara Streisand won - besides some Grammies - an Oscar as best main actor in Funny Girl 1969.
We can transpose this score for you. This is how it works:
1. Order it in the original version.
2. Order our article Transposition A.
3. Send an informal email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: “Transposition”). In the text of the email please indicate the title of the original as well as the key desired.
You’ll receive the transposition within a couple of days as a pdf file you can open using your password for the original version.