Short Description: The sheet music is an arrangement of
"C'est Si Bon" in the interpretation of Jolie Môme for variable ensemble of 5 till 7 instruments (lead melody in C, Bb and Eb, violin in C and Bb, guitar, accordion or synthesizer, double bass), incl. score and parts
Licensed Territory: worldwide
Instrumentation: Variable Ensemble
Instruments: Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Accordion, Guitar, Violin, Double Bass
Instrumentation Details: You find for the lead melody parts in Eb, Bb and C (e.g. for alto saxophone, Trumpet or violin), for the second voice you find parts in Bb and C (e.g. clarinet or violin). On the recording there is a guitar that you will not find in the video. It ist notated, too, but you may omit it.
Interpreter: Jolie Môme
Music by: Ange Eugène Betti
Words by: André Hornez
Level: 3 (of 5)
Pages: 21 (11 score + 10 parts)
Order No. 101-380-8040d
Video: Please click on the video icon above!
This jazzinotes edition of the French tune "C'est Si Bon" is an instrumental arrangement based on the interpretation of Jolie Môme. The instrumentation is flexible: the lead melody is in Eb (e.g. alto saxophone), Bb (e.g. trumpet or tenor saxophone), the second melody is in Bb (e.g. clarinet or soprano saxophone) and C (e.g. violin). The there are the note-for-note transcribed accordion and double bass.
The video of this jazzy interpretation was yet watched more than a million times. It is really worth to have a look!
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. Louis Armstrong und Eartha Kitts.
The band about themselves: "Jolie Môme” brings you the music of Edith Piaf and other renowned singers of the “chanson réaliste” era, with hits from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. The sound of the accordion gives a very Parisian atmosphere and complements the songbird vocals of French-Canadian born Myriam. The band is based in New York City and has made a name for itself in the French jazz, cabaret and vintage communities."
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.