Concert band - Grade 3
Les Feuilles Mortes. Composed by Kosma/Prevert. Arranged by Peter Kleine Schaars. Slow Fox/Summer Concert/Arrangements of Modern Light Music/Real Big Band Sound/The 40s. Real Big Band Sound. Recorded on Autumn Leaves (ML.311054720). Full set. Duration 4 minutes, 7 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012481040).
Item Number: 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.