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Music from "Beauty and the Beast" (arr Lavender)

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Alan Menken

Alan Menken (arr. Paul Lavender)


General Info

Year: 1991 / 2017
Duration: c. 2:35
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


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • F Horn
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Shaker
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The familiar songs from the original animated classic Beauty and the Beast have been revived and reintroduced for the recent live-action blockbuster movie. This concise medley includes the title song along with Belle and Be Our Guest in a flexibly scored version that will sound great with groups of varied sizes and instrumentations.

- Program Note by 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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Eastern Illinois University [Charleston] Symphonic Band [Jaida Brockman, conductor]- 9 November 2020


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