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Can't Buy Me Love

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John Lennon
Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Paul Murtha)

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Subtitle: Medley of Hits by the Beatles

General Info

Year: 1964 / 2017
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock band
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Can't Buy Me Love is a song composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released by the Beatles on the A-side of their sixth British single, with You Can't Do That as the B-side, in March 1964. In September 2015, the Beatles donated the use of their recording of the song to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for a television commercial.

When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song's "true" meaning, McCartney stated that, "I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that Can't Buy Me Love is about a prostitute, I draw the line." He went on to say: "The idea behind it was that all these material possessions are all very well, but they won't buy me what I really want."

- Program Note from Wikipedia

The timeless quality of music by The Beatles shines through in this nicely paced medley of hits that includes Here Comes the Sun; In My Life and Can't Buy Me Love.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Can't Buy Me Love, Wikipedia Accessed 5 June 2018
  • Murtha, P.; Snyder, A. (2017). Can't Buy Me Love : Medley of Hits by the Beatles : For Concert Band with Optional Choir and Strings [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.