Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise

 

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise

From the 1928 operetta ‘The New Moon’. Artie Shaw’s 1938 version helped the song become popular. The song would also be recorded by other notable jazz greats like Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins.

Album:  
Side A: Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise
Side B: Copenhagen

Style: Fox Trot /  Jazz

Date Recorded: November 17, 1938

Composer: Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II

Arrangement: Jerry Gray

Lyricist:  

Instrumentation: Clarinet, 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, guitar, piano, string bass, and traps

Charted: 

Wikipedia: Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise

Name: Instrumental

Love came to me
Gay and tender
Love came to me
Sweet surrender
Love came to me
In bright romantic splendor
Fickle was she
Faithful never
Fickle was she
And clever
So will it be – forever – forever
Softly, as in a morning sunrise
The light of love comes stealing
Into a new born day — oh
Flaming with all the glow of sunrise
A burning kiss is sealing
The vow that all betray
For the passions that thrill love
And lift you high to heaven
Are the passions that kill love
And let you fall to hell
So ends the story
Softly, as in an evening sunset
The light that gave you glory
Will take it all away

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Artie Shaw (director, clarinet)
  • George Arus (trombone)
  • Al Avola (guitar)
  • Johnny Best (trumpet)
  • Claude Bowen (trumpet)
  • Russell Brown (trombone)
  • Les Burness (piano)
  • Cliff Leeman (traps)
  • Tony Pastor (saxophone)
  • Ronnie Perry (saxophone)
  • Chuck Peterson (trumpet)
  • Les Robinson (saxophone)
  • Harry Rodgers (trombone)
  • Sid Weiss (string bass)
  • Hank Freeman (saxophone)

Label: Bluebird B-10054-A

Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Bluebird label

Artie Shaw - Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise

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