Short Description: Sheet music as note-for-Note transcription of "C'est Si Bon" for jazz ensemble in the interpretation of Louis Armstrong, including all instruments and vocals: score and parts. Included is the original version in B major and a transposed version in Bb major. Each contains clarinet and trumpet in Bb and in C.
Licensed Territory: worldwide
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.
Interpreter: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
Music by: Ange Eugène Betti
Words by: André Hornez
Level: 3 (of 5)
Pages: 31 (15 score + 16 parts)
Order No. 101-160-8001d
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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 favourite 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 success: 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.
We can transpose this tune for you. This is how it works:
1. Order it in the original version.
2. Order our article Transposition B.
3. Send an informal email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject:“Transposition”). In 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.