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When You Wish Upon a Star

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Leigh Harline

Leigh Harline (arr. Paul Jennings)

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General Info

Year: 1940 / 1979
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


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Program Notes

When You Wish upon a Star is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney's 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, and is heard over the opening credits and in the final scene of the film.

The song has since become the representative song of The Walt Disney Company. It was also the first Disney song to win an Oscar. The American Film Institute ranked 'When You Wish upon a Star seventh in their 100 Greatest Songs in Film History, the highest ranked Disney animated film song, and also one of only four Disney animated film songs to appear on the list.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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  • Terre Haute (Ind.) Community Band (Yvonne Newlin, conductor) – 15 June 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Cassandra Tarantino, conductor) – 9 August 2016

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