St James Infirmary Blues (Brass Quintet + )

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The source of this song is an 18th century English folksong called "The Unfortunate Rake", and was evolved in the mid 1800's into a song entitled "The Gambler's Blues", and later into "St James Infirmary Blues" which has become an American standard blues number.� It has been recorded by many notable artists, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Stan Kenton and Billie Holliday just to name a few. The added Horn parts are en lieu the 1st Trombone; and the Euphonium parts en lieu the 2nd Trombone.� The quintet can be also augmented into larger ensembles with these instruments.

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Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Brass quintet

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