Lion King: Soundtrack Highlights

From Wind Repertory Project
Elton John

Elton John (arr. Calvin Custer)

Subtitle: (From Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King")

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 10:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
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 (or Electric Bass)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (concert)
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Drumset
  • Finger Cymbals (or Ride Cymbal)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Log Drum (2) (or Tom-Toms)
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This medley of Elton John songs from the Disney movie The Lion King includes Circle Of Life, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, This Land, and To Die For.


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 22 October 2023
  • Genessee Valley Wind Ensemble (Batavia, N.Y.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) - 22 January 2023
  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Catherine De Vos, conductor) - 31 July 2022
  • Northeast Kingdom Wind Symphony (Newport, Vt.) (Peter Storrings, conductor) – 10 June 2019
  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 9 June 2019
  • Tremper High School (Kenosha, Wisc.) Symphonic Band (Kathryn Ripley, conductor) – 14 May 2019
  • Ohio University (Athens) University Band (Joshua Boyer, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 11 March 2018
  • Baldwin Pops Band (Fairhope, Ala.) (Jason Rinehart, conductor) – 1 October 2017
  • Encore Concert Band (Makena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 7 May 2017
  • Stony Brook University (New York) Wind Ensemble (Bruce Engel, conductor) – 12 April 2017
  • Magee Secondary School (Vancouver, B.C.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Haas, conductor) – 29 May 2014
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 20 October 2012

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  • John, E.; Zimmer, H.; Custer, C. (1994). The Lion King Soundtrack Highlights: (From Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King") [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.