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Autumn Leaves - Brass Quintet!

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Trumpet(2), French Horn, Trombone, Tuba
"Autumn Leaves" was adapted by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma from the ballet Rendezvous, which in turn was borrowed from Poème d'octobre by Jules Massenet. Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947, and the song has become a pop and jazz standard. Many artist have recorded the song, including Nat King Cole and Doris Day.
This quintet is derived from the "popular" lineage, and is served up as a ballad. (Yes, Peet, I can do an occasional ballad...)

"The falling leaves drift by the window,
The autumn leaves of red and gold.
I see your lips, the summer kisses,
The sun-burned hands I used to hold.

Since you went away the days grow long,
And soon I'll hear old winter's song.
But I miss you most of all my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall."