Trenet, Charles: La Mer - Sheet Music Download

Interpreter: Charles Trenet
Instrumentation: (El.) Piano & Vocal
Music Genres: Pop, Chanson
Level: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Order No. 101-955-8008d
Publisher: jazzinotes
Transcription: Arrangement close to original, incl. chord symbols
Delivery Option: Download

Score piano & vocal, arranged close to the original recording, inkl. lyrics and chords

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Interpreter Charles Trenet
Music by Charles Trenet / Albert Abraham Lasry
Words by Charles Trenet / Albert Abraham Lasry
Instrumentation (El.) Piano & Vocal
Instruments Vocal, Piano
Instruments on the Recording Orchestra
Transcription Arrangement close to original, incl. chord symbols
source Album
Album Charles Trenet: La Mer
Duration 3:22
Level 3
Pages 6
Songfacts

La Mer is one of the most famous pieces by Charles Trenet. It was published in 1946 and has been interpreted time and again up to the present day. There are at least 400 different versions. The piece has also spread into the English-speaking world, partly as the French original, partly under the title Beyond the Sea. Among the English versions the interpretations by Bobby Darin from the early 60s and George Benson from the 80s are particularly well-known. It also features in the soundtrack of a whole range of motion pictures among many others: Finding Nemo, The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci) and Mr. Bean’s Holiday (see video above).

The jazzinotes piano edition is based closely on the original recording and like this sounds absolutely fantastic. Of course the vocals correspond to the original note-for-note and contain lyrics as well as chord symbols.

According to Charles Trenet (1913-2001) La Mer was created three years before its publication and was considered too little “swing” for a hit, which is why it remained in the drawer for the time being. In fact, it is noticeable that the vocals are performed in the swing, while the orchestra is playing the eighth notes evenly. This is also reflected in the jazzinotes edition. As a result, the character of the piece varies between American swing and European chanson or orchestral piece. This is perhaps the very characteristic of the sea: it borders on different countries and cultures. The philosophy behind the lyrics is closely related to the "mediterranean" philosophy of Albert Camus.

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We can transpose each individual edition for you. This is how it works:

1.    Order the original of the individual edition you would like us to transpose.

2.    Order the corresponding item Transposition A.

3.    Send an informal email to info@jazzinotes.com (subject: “Transposition”). In the text of the email please indicate item number and title of the original as well as the key desired.

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