Beauty and the Beast

From Wind Repertory Project
Alan Menken

Alan Menken (arr. John Moss)

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 8:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bass Drum (concert)
  • Cabasa
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks (2)

Temple Blocks (5)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Disney's landmark animated musical was released in 1991 and then beautifully adapted for the Broadway stage in 1994. The 2017 life-action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens helps keep the magic alive and reminds us of the wonderful songs composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. This symphonic medley includes: Prologue, Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, Transformation, and of course Beauty and the Beast.

- 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.


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  • Juneau (Ak.) Volunteer Marching Band (T.J. Hovest, conductor) - 2 July 2023
  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh) Symphonic Band (Chris Branham, conductor) - 20 April 2022
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 29 August 2021
  • Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony (Knoxville, Tenn.) (Logan Campbell, conductor) - 21 September 2019
  • Lodi (Calif.) Community Band (Art Holton, conductor) – 8 June 2018 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • Callanwode Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Robert Meehan, conductor) - 6 May 2018
  • Oregon (Portland) Symphonic Band (Michael Burch-Pesses, conductor)- 22 April 2018
  • Amador County (Pine Grove, Calif.) Concert Band (Steve Chambers, conductor) – 3 December 2017
  • Troy (Mich.) High School Concert Band – 17 May 2017

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