Cole Porter Songs for String Quartet: Night & Day and Anything Goes (Strings Charts Series). By Cole Porter. Arranged by Mimi Rabson. For String Quartet. String Letter Publishing. Slick Wrap. 48 pages. Published by String Letter Publishing (HL.696457).
ISBN 189049075X. 9x12 inches.
Take your ensemble back to the 1930s with these lively Cole Porter show tunes arranged for string quartet. Written in 1934 as the title song for his Depression-era Broadway musical, “Anything Goes” has a distinctive rhythmic motif and a playful style that is so characteristic of his music. It's perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, and other casual gigs or as an unexpected encore piece. “Night and Day” is a timeless ballad and jazz standard, arranged here as a concert piece, that's been recorded by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Ringo Starr, U2, and many others. Save the unabashed sentiment of these romantic pieces.