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Colors of the Wind

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Alan Menken

Alan Menken (arr. Paul Lavender)


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Subtitle: From Walt Disney's Pocahontas


General Info

Year: 1995 /
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg, it is loosely based on the life of the Native American woman of the same name. It portrays a fictionalized account of her historical encounter with Englishman John Smith and the Jamestown settlers that arrived from the Virginia Company. The voice cast stars Irene Bedard and Mel Gibson as Pocahontas and Smith, respectively.

The score was written by Alan Menken, who also wrote the film's songs with Stephen Schwartz. The film's theme song, Colors of the Wind, was originally recorded by American singer and actress Judy Kuhn in her role as the singing voice of Pocahontas. A pop ballad, the song's lyrics are about animism and respecting nature, and have been compared to both transcendentalist literature and New Age spirituality.

Colors of the Wind would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 9 June 2019


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