Recorded by Frank Sinatra
Arranged by Nelson Riddle, Prepared by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Edition: Jazz Studio Orchestra Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

In Los Angeles, CA on January 12, 1956 Frank Sinatra recorded Nelson Riddle’s arrangement of Cole Porter's song, I've Got You Under My Skin. This turned out to be one of Sinatra's most popular recordings, and is widely recognized as one of the best examples of a big band treatment of a pop song in the history of the recording industry. When interviewed, Nelson Riddle said that Maurice Ravel's Bolero influenced his work on this arrangement. In his textbook, Arranged by Nelson Riddle, he told of listening to symphonic concerts on his father's car radio and being spellbound by the music (and running down the car's battery in the process). His own music reflects his love for the music of Debussy and Ravel, so it is no surprise that he drew upon these influences often while writing arrangements during the 1950s and early '60s.

The story goes that Riddle was under such pressure to complete the arrangements for this recording session that he wasn't able to finish I've Got You Under My Skin before he had to leave home to get to the studio. His wife Doreen, who was to drive him to the studio, grabbed a leaf from the dining room table to be used as a desk in the car so that he could keep writing on the way to the recording session. This publication comes from an original set of parts that we believe were the ones used at the 1956 session.

This publication is based on the original set of parts used by Sinatra for the 1956 session. This arrangement calls for woodwinds doubling on flutes, clarinets, and bass clarinets. An optional synthesizer part is included in the event that string players are not available.

Full Score
Woodwind 1: Flute/Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 2: Clarinet/Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 3: Flute/Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 4: Clarinet/Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 5: Bass Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
3 Violins
2 Violas
3 Celli
Vocal Key: Db