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Anything Goes

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Cole Porter

Cole Porter (arr. John Higgins)


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General Info

Year: 1934 / 1984
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Anything Goes is a song written by Cole Porter for his musical Anything Goes (1934). Many of the lyrics feature humorous (but dated) references to various figures of scandal and gossip in Depression-era high society. For example, one couplet refers to Sam Goldwyn's notorious box-office failure Nana, which featured a star, Anna Sten, whose English was said to be incomprehensible to all except Goldwyn. Other 1930s society references include film producer Max Gordon, socialite Evalyn, interior design pioneer Lady Mendl's scandalous predilection for performing hand stands and cartwheels in public at the age of 70, and the financial woes common to "old money" families during the Depression, such as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Whitneys. Most modern versions omit these lyrics, replacing them instead with generic examples of social upheaval. Many artists have covered this song, including Lady Gaga.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Newberry Park, Calif.) (Michael Doty, conductor) – 18 January 2020
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 12 May 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Rande Schwalbe, conductor) – 19 July 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


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