Short Description: Sheet music as note-for-note transcription of the YouTube video "When The Saints Go Marching In" for jazz ensemble
Licensed Territory: worldwide
Instruments: Vocal (incl. Backing Vocals), Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Double Bass
Interpreters: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
Music and words by: trad.
Level: 4 (of 5)
Pages: 31 (15 score + 16 parts)
Order No. 101-360-8001d
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Louis Armstrong (born 1901 in New Orleans, dead 1971 in New York) very often performed When The Saints Go Marching In in various instrumentations. The jazzinotes version is based on a YouTube video probably recorded in the sixties. Towards the end of the video Louis Armstrong presents the members of his orchstra (please inform us if we didn't understand well the names): Jules Brown (piano), Jo Dericks (clarinet), Billy Crock (double bass), Strumber Young (trumbone), Danny Barcelona (drums). Furthermore there is a female singer/dancer: Jewel Brown. And there is a choir as voice-over. Each of these instruments/vocals is notated, either both in the score and in the parts: lead vocal (Louis Armstrong), backing vocal, choir (sometimes unisono, sometimes with two voices), clarinet in Bb, trumpet in Bb (Louis Armstrong), trombone, piano and double bass. But in the piano there is notated only the right hand. The left hand is almost inaudible on the recording and normally plays the bottom notes of the chord symbols that are notated, too. In the drums only the basic pattern is notated.
In later generations a lot of musicians, e.g. Miles Davis, criticized Louis Armstrong's stage performance (his permanent grin and the "Uncle Tom attitude"). It is an interesting discussion whether and how this behaviour is correlated with the racial discrimination of Armstrong's time. In any case Louis Armstrong's musical skills were not criticized. They are so brilliant that theiy influenced generations of jazz musicians to this day. The jazzinotes edition gives an impression how Louis Armstrong and his orchestra musically cooperated.
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