Short Description: The sheet music is an arrangement of "Autumn
Leaves" (Yves Montand) for piano & vocal (note-for-note), incl.
and chord symbols. In addition you find the accordion licks and the tenor saxophone solo. Not included is the intro with the recitative.
Licensed Territory: Only Germany and Austria. You are not allowed to purchase the sheet music out of theses countries!
Instrumentation: Piano & Vocal incl. chord symbols - or Ensemble
Instruments: Vocal, Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Accordion
Instrumentation Details: Accordion licks and tenor saxophone solo are included (in the score and as parts), the saxophone in Bb and also in C (e.g. for keyboards), but you may omit these instruments and play only the piano as accompaniment. The chord symbols allow you to play the guitar - like in the original recording.
Interpreter: Yves Montand
Music: Joseph Cosma
Words by: Jasque Prévert, Johnny Mercer (english lyrics)
Level: 2 (of 5)
Pages: 6 (3 score + 3 parts)
Order No. 101-955-8006d
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The father of Yves Montand is born in Italy. His name is Giovanni Livi. He was a communist and wanted to emigrate to the USA in the time of Mussolini. But he got stuck to Marseille where he became an freelancing broom maker. After a while his family joined him. In the depression of the 30s he crashed. His son, who gave himself the pseudonym Yves Montand, was poor for a very long time, too. Edith Piaf, also with roots in Italy, became his lover and boosted his career. In 1949 he met his prospective wife, who got divorced from her former husband. His international career began as an actor. The movie "Les portes de la nuit" (1953) let him become world-famous. Les Feuilles Mortes is part of this movie. In France first it failed. In the US Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics. This gave the song the international breakthrough. One more reason of its success is the fact that Edith Piaf added the song to her album with the same name: Les feuilles mortes. She sang it in the two languages. You find this version at jazzinotes, too: here.
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.