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Life's Thorns

By Edith Piaf

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Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Jazz Ensemble - Digital Download
By Edith Piaf. Arranged by Sr Lunch. Set of Parts. 6 pages. Published by Sir Lunch (H0.169519-453530).

Item Number: H0.169519-453530

Putting a spin on a classic, Life's Thorns takes Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose into the swing era. After a fairly standard intro, it's time to get your swing on! This sax sextet is fun and easy to play. Note to conductors: "Bite" refers to really emphasizing the attack and the staccato nature of the notes of that bar, while "Chew" is all about the smooth phrasing of that bar. "Hold Back" in the 4th bar of C is intended to have the players not rush through the triplet figure, but rather play 'behind the beat' as it were, and it is imperativethat everyone but the Bari Sax is silent for that one beat before D. *Everyone needs that "Big Breath" at the end so that you may take the time as you see fit to cue the Bari Sax up and down, and into the final chord. Feedback is encouraged at 

The mp3 is of a live performance. It was recorded on an iPad, and from one specific side of the stage area, so it isn't intended to be an official recording, but it will serve to give you the general idea of the piece.


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