Songs that feature wind instruments which includes Brass instruments (horns, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas) and Woodwind instruments (recorders, flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoons)
I figured that the best way to fill the bill would be to choose a song that featured an orchestra, and for that we have Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra, who have worked with singers such as Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, and as we’ll hear in a minute, Ella Fitzgerald. Everyone should know by now that I believe there is no one who sings the standards better than she. I’ve chosen a song from her 1963 album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook, "All The Things You Are." Kern wrote it with Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May, and it’s a favorite for teaching nascent jazz musicians to improvise over the ii-V7-I chord changes. If you listen with headphones, you’ll hear the brass (trumpets and trombones) in the right ear and the reeds (saxophones and clarinets) in the left ear. Or, if you wear your headphones "backwards" as I do, those will be reversed…
There are verses, but generally only the chorus is sung. Lyrics are from AZLyrics:
That makes the lonely winter seem long.
You are the breathless hush of evening
That trembles on the brink of a lovely song.
You are the angel glow that lights a star,
The dearest things I know are what you are.
Some day my happy arms will hold you,
And some day I’ll know that moment divine,
When all the things you are, are mine!
[Orchestra break and the last 5 lines repeated]
If someone else chooses this one, you can probably imagine I’ll be back later…
That’s Song Lyric Sunday (and Song of the Day) for October 31, 2021.