St. Louis Blues for flute ensemble

$9.00

“St. Louis Blues” is one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song, being performed by numerous musicians of all styles including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and featured in a number of films. Handy is said to have been inspired in 1914 by a chance meeting with a woman on the streets of St. Louis who was distraught over her husband's absence, and therefore lamented, “Ma man's got a heart like a rock cast in de sea,” a key line of the song.

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Title:
St. Louis Blues
Composer:
W. C. Handy
Arranger:
Ann Cameron Pearce
Tempo/Style:
Moderato Blues
Length:
2 minutes to 3 minutes
Parts:
5 parts
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Instruments:
3 C flutes
1 Alto flute (optional C part for Alto)
1 Bass flute (optional contrabass)

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