Beauty and the Beast (arr Bocook)

From Wind Repertory Project
Alan Menken

Alan Menken (arr. Jay Bocook)

General Info

Year: 1991 / 2017
Duration: c. 3:000
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


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

  • Claves
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mark Tree
  • Shaker
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Here is the title song from Disney's landmark musical Beauty and the Beast skillfully arranged using an alto sax solo in the beginning along with effective modulations and lush orchestration throughout.

- Program Note from publisher

Beauty and the Beast (Tale as Old as Time) is a song written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken for the Disney animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). The film's theme song, the Broadway-inspired ballad was first recorded by British-American actress Angela Lansbury in her role as the voice of the character Mrs. Potts, and essentially describes the relationship between its two main characters Belle and the Beast, specifically how the couple has learned to accept their differences and in turn change each other for the better. Additionally, the song's lyrics imply that the feeling of love is as timeless and ageless as a "tale as old as time".

Lansbury's rendition is heard during the famous ballroom sequence between Belle and the Beast, while a shortened chorale version plays in the closing scenes of the film, and the song's motif features frequently in other pieces of Menken's film score.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Oberlin (Ohio) High School Concert Band (Ryan Jaeckin, conductor) - 10 May 2023
  • Person High School (Roxboro, N.C.) Symphonic Band (Kristen Daniel, conductor) - 24 May 2018
  • Grimm Middle School 8th Grade Band – Spring 2017

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