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Beauty and the Beast (arr Ninmer)

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Alan Menken

Alan Menken (arr. Scott Ninmer)


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General Info

Year: 1991
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts – Unknown


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Errata

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Program Notes

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 shorted 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

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Performances

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  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Jason K. Fettig, conductor; Sara Sheffield, mezzo-soprano; Kevin Bennear, baritone) – 28 May 2017


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