Originally published on 60x365.com on November 17, 2007:
Saints Hallelujah (Redux) is a listener suggestion from my father, Paul Morneau. This is essentially a cover version of a piece created by Luther Henderson for The Canadian Brass. Henderson's version is an arrangement that marries When the Saints Go Marching In with Handel's Hallelujah —an early mashup. It features an impressive trombone solo and serves as a signature piece in The Canadian Brass repertoire.
My first exposure to this piece came in high school when a friend lent me a video of the group performing. I can still remember sitting in the living room with my dad, completely blown away by the piece. Obviously it had a long-lasting effect on my own work.
This version of the piece uses a recording of When the Saints Go Marching In by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and a recording of the Hallelujah Chorus. Enjoy