Summer Wind by Frank Sinatra. Edited by Rob Duboff. Arranged by Nelson Riddle. For studio orchestra with vocal (Vocal, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 3 Violins, Viola, 3 Cellos, Vibraphone (Optional), Guitar, Organ/Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer (Optional part for strings)). Swing. Medium Easy. Full score and set of parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-9017).
Well, here is another classic, instantly recognizable Frank Sinatra arrangement. This chart comes from the 1996 'Strangers in the Night' record, which, despite the success of the record, proved to be last collaboration between Sinatra and Riddle. An organ is featured on the recording (along with piano). In addition, the ending is scored for alto 1 and tenor 1 to double on flutes. In April 2012 we updated our publication of this arrangement to include the string parts along with parts written for harp and vibraphone. The vib parts was not played on the original recording, but have been included it here for historic value. We have included an optional sythesizer part to be used in the event that you do not have access to string players. This is a very straight-forward chart with no big surprises. The trick is to get that laid-back, Basie-style, swing feel. The tempo is approximately 92 bpm. The ranges are very comfortable, but the vocals go through several modulations: D flat to E flat to F. This is just another great, must-have Sinatra chart that your audience will love! Ranges: Trumpet 1: to high B Trombone 1: to high A Vocal Keys: D flat modulating to E flat modulating to F.