Can You Feel the Love Tonight

From Wind Repertory Project
Elton John

Elton John (arr. Jay Bocook)

Subtitle: From Walt Disney Pictures' The Lion King

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00


  • Full Score
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • 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
  • Trombone I-II
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Contra-Bass
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III, including:
*Drum Set
*Mark Tree
*Ride Cymbal
*Sleigh Bells
*Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Can You Feel the Love Tonight is a song from Disney's 1994 animated feature film The Lion King composed by English musician Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. Released as a single in May 1994, the song was a hit in the UK, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and achieved success in the United States, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The same year, the song also won John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Completing a trifecta, the song also won a Golden Globe at the 52nd Golden Globe Awards held in 1995 for Best Song - Motion Picture.

It was planned to be sung only by Timon and Pumbaa, but John disliked the comical nature of the concept as he declared that the song was meant to follow "Disney's tradition of great love songs", and that it could "express the lions' feelings for each other far better than dialogue could". The final result was the song mainly sung by an off-screen voice with short lines from Simba and Nala, and the beginning and end parts by Timon and Pumbaa. It also included Zulu vocals.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


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  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Wikipedia. Accessed 5 October 2023
  • John, E.; Rice, T.; Bocook, J. (1994) Can You Feel the Love Tonight : (From Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King") [score]. Jenson Publications: [New Berlin, Wisc.].