A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (comp.Billy Strayhorn/arr.Frans Elsen)

Frans wrote this arrangement in 1993 for a recording session as a soloist with the “Metropole Orchestra” of the Dutch Broadcasting Company (NOS/NOB).

On this day there were four more pieces recorded with Frans as a soloist for which he also wrote the arrangements. You can listen to all of these on the audio page on this website.

Since we are in the possession of Frans’ original score in handwriting, we thought it might be nice to present it here.

You can listen to the recording of “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” through the mediaplayer and if you click on the thumbnails, you can follow the score, if you want (click on the first page). This recording is a great example of Frans’ beautiful work as an arranger and piano soloist at the same time.

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