Armstrong, Louis & his Orchestra: When The Saints Go Marching In - Sheet Music Download

Interpreter: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
Instrumentation: Band/Ensemble
Music Genres: Jazz, Early 20th, Modern Jazz
Level: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Order No. 101-360-8001d
Publisher: jazzinotes
Transcription: Note-for-Note, incl. chord symbols
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Interpreter Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
Music by trad.
Words by trad.
Subgenres New Orleans
Instrumentation Band/Ensemble
Instruments Vocal, Choir, 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.
Transcription Note-for-Note, incl. chord symbols
source YouTube Video
Duration 4:29
Level 4
Pages 31 (15 score + 16 parts)

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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