Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes). Composed by Kosma / Prevert. Arranged by Peter Kleine Schaars. For Concert Band. Real Big Band Sound / Arrangements of Modern Light Music / Slow Fox. Real Big Band Sound. Grade 3. Score and Parts. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012481040).
The immortal French song 'Les Feuilles Mortes' (Autumn Leaves) was composed by Joseph Kosma on a text by Jacques Prevert. Kosma worked with Berthold Brecht, Kurt Weil and Hans Eisler in Berlin before he settled in Paris. Together with the poet and scriptwriter Jacques Prevert (1900-1977) he composed some eighty songs. It was singer Yves Montand (1921-1991) who performed 'Autumn Leaves' for the first time in 1955 and it soon became extremely popular. It is one of the 30 most popular songs of this century.