About This Song
What a Wonderful World guitar sheet music: “What a Wonderful World” was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1967. Armstrong’s recording was subsequently inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Composers Thiele and Weiss were both prominent in the music world (Thiele as a producer and Weiss as a composer/performer).
The song was intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States. The song has a hopeful, optimistic tone with regard to the future, with reference to babies being born into the world and having much to look forward to. The song was initially offered to Tony Bennett, who reluctantly turned it down. Stevan Pasero’s arrangement will bring a smile to an audience’s collective face. It starts off mellow, highlighting major #11th chords, followed by cascading arpeggios during the bridge, and ending with a chorus of tremolos.
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About The Arranger:
Stevan Pasero is recognized as a important contributor to the guitar repertoire over the past three decades. He has transcribed numerous symphonic works and composed, arranged and produced records for solo, duo and various ensembles. He has recorded 50 albums of music and his works appear on over 1000 other albums. Pasero studied classical guitar, then continued his studies in jazz and flamenco. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied musical analysis, harmony and composition, which led to some post-graduate work in transcription and orchestration. Mr. Pasero is owner and principal of four publishing and distribution music industry companies.