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I Just Can't Wait to Be King

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Elton John

Elton John (arr. John Moss)


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General Info

Year: 1994
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Lyricist Tim Rice, who was working with composer Alan Menken on songs for Aladdin, was invited to write the songs for the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King, and accepted on the condition of finding a composing partner. The producers accepted Rice's suggestion of Elton John. John expressed an interest in writing "ultra-pop songs that kids would like; then adults can go and see those movies and get just as much pleasure out of them", mentioning a possible influence of The Jungle Book, where he felt the "music was so funny and appealed to kids and adults".

John and Rice wrote five original songs for this film (Circle of Life, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight) with the singer's performance of Can You Feel the Love Tonight playing over the end credits.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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