The Magical Music of Disney

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
There are two schools of Disney music -- the long, early period of Tin Pan Alley-influenced children's songs that began in the 1930s and culminated around the time of Walt Disney's death in 1966, and the pop
ock/Broadway-drenched scores that started with 1989's The Little Mermaid and still keep on coming. This album, a sequel to the Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops early-period CD A Disney Spectacular, is devoted to the later period -- and the lush, symphonically inflated suites from four Disney animated features do not raise the dubious stature of their scores to another level. Whatever its popular success, The Lion King is a depressing...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
There are two schools of Disney music -- the long, early period of Tin Pan Alley-influenced children's songs that began in the 1930s and culminated around the time of Walt Disney's death in 1966, and the pop
ock/Broadway-drenched scores that started with 1989's The Little Mermaid and still keep on coming. This album, a sequel to the Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops early-period CD A Disney Spectacular, is devoted to the later period -- and the lush, symphonically inflated suites from four Disney animated features do not raise the dubious stature of their scores to another level. Whatever its popular success, The Lion King is a depressing sign of the flagging -- or, perhaps commercially driven-by-necessity -- songwriting skills of Elton John in recent decades. One cliché follows another, which is probably what the suits at Disney wanted. The other scores for Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast come from the team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman with Tim Rice filling in after Ashman's death in Aladdin, for whom contemporary Broadway is generally the guiding style and the inevitable, saccharine "big tune" the ultimate goal. Again, Indiana University's Singing Hoosiers and various soloists join the Pops in song throughout the disc. From the reproduction of the film's logos on the cover onward, Disney's overbearing corporate stamp is all over this album; even the anonymous liner notes are credited and copyrighted only to "The Walt Disney Company." For devotees of the Mouse only -- and even they might be better served with the original soundtracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/1995
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408038129
  • Catalog Number: 80381
  • Sales rank: 88,458

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Land / Circle of Life - Chorus (4:21)
  2. 2 I Just Can't Wait to be King - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (2:37)
  3. 3 Hakuna Matata - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:24)
  4. 4 Be Prepared - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:35)
  5. 5 Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Darryl Phinnessee (4:13)
  6. 6 King of Pride Rock - Chorus (1:51)
  7. 7 Arabian Nights - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:17)
  8. 8 One Jump Ahead - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (2:33)
  9. 9 Friend Like Me - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:46)
  10. 10 A Whole New World - Susie Stevens Logan (2:52)
  11. 11 Prince Ali - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (2:41)
  12. 12 Introduction - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:49)
  13. 13 Part of Your World - Annie Livingstone (3:23)
  14. 14 Under the Sea - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (3:28)
  15. 15 Poor Unfortunate Souls - Camille Saviola (2:29)
  16. 16 Les Poissons - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:40)
  17. 17 Kiss the Girl - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (2:41)
  18. 18 Happy Ending (Part of Your World - Reprise) - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (1:50)
  19. 19 Prologue - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (0:38)
  20. 20 Belle - Susie Stevens Logan (1:57)
  21. 21 Be Our Guest - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (3:05)
  22. 22 Gaston - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (2:10)
  23. 23 Beauty and the Beast - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (4:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Erich Kunzel Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Conductor
Don Gibson Violin
Charles Bell French Horn
Martin Allen Viola
Tim Berens Guitar
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Jeanne Dulaney Accordion
Ken Elliott Bass (Vocal)
Jim Gilstrap Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Barry Green Bass
Clydene Jackson Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Martin James Bassoon
Jennifer Soprano (Vocal)
Richard Johnson Oboe
Richard G. Johnson Oboe
James Lambert Bass
Scot Lang Percussion
Rick Logan Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Paul Patterson Mandolin, Violin
Darryl Phinnessee Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Joseph Powell Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Frank Proto Bass
Steve Rosen Viola
Julie Spangler Percussion, Keyboards
Sally Stevens Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Gerri Sutyak Cello
Michael Antonio Thornton Tuba
Carmen Twillie Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Oren Waters Vocals, Choir, Chorus
David Williams Bass (Vocal)
Terry Young Vocals, Choir, Chorus
David Moore Violin
Wayne Anderson Bass
Myrna Mathews Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Julia Waters Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Paul Piller Trombone
Robin L. Graham French Horn
George Roy Hill Bass (Vocal)
Steve Curry Bass (Vocal)
Vincent Bell Lee Tenor (Vocal)
Randolph Bowman Flute
Robert Howes Viola
Borivoje Angelich Violin
Ronald Aufmann Bass Clarinet
Gayna Mandelbaum Bassin Violin
Milton Blalack French Horn
Ronald Boziecevich Bass
James Braid Violin
Lon Bussell Oboe
Harold Byers Violin
Chiun-Teng Cheng Violin
Tony Chipurn Trombone
Mark Cleghorn Viola
Rebecca Culnan Violin, Concert Master
Rochelle Doepke Flute
Oscar Rubens Fernandez Violin
David Fishlock Percussion
Paul Frankenfeld Viola
Frank Heintz Contrabassoon
Gerald Itzkoff Violin
Rich Jensen Percussion
Michael Kenyon Oboe, Recorder
Conny Kiradjieff Violin
Ronald Konieczka Violin
Matthew Lad Cello
Kyril Magg Flute
Hugh Michie Bassoon
Scott Mozlin Violin
Hye-Sun Park Violin
Richard Porotsky Clarinet
Dana Rusinak Cello
Serge Shababian Violin
Charles Snavely Cello
Joseph Somogyi Viola
Marie Speziale Trumpet
Raymond Stilweil Viola
Charles Van Ornum Bass
Rick Vizachero Bass
Julian Wilkison Viola
William Winstead Bassoon
Marc Wolfley Percussion
Matthew Zory Jr. Bass
Michael Chertock Keyboards
Marna Street Viola
Juliet Stratton Harp
Peter Norton Bass Trombone
Mary Olson Viola
Steven Pride Trumpet
Sylvia Samis Violin
Stephen Schaefer Violin
Thomas Sherwood French Horn
Robert E. Stoll Choir Director
Lisa Tanner Alto (Vocal)
Joan Voorhees Piccolo
Stacey Woolley Violin
Carlos Zavala Cello
Eric Kim Cello
William Platt Percussion
Carmine Campione Clarinet
Sari Eringer-Thoman Viola
Joseph Fafard Violin
Sylvia Mitchell Violin
Philip Collins Trumpet
Jennifer Ellen Anderson Alto (Vocal)
Judith Martin Viola
Laurie Howard Violin
Jason Burke Bass (Vocal)
Norman Johns Cello
Richard Hawley Clarinet
David Starkey Bass (Vocal)
Camille Saviola Vocals
Kurt Wiesner Bass (Vocal)
Jason Wilfore Bass (Vocal)
Aaron W. Zimmerman Tenor (Vocal)
Aaron Smith Tenor (Vocal)
Darla Da Deppo Bertolone Violin
Constance Deeter Soprano (Vocal)
Susan Marshall-Petersen Cello
Matthew Cooper Bass (Vocal)
Canada P. Baltimore Alto (Vocal)
Devon M. Bankson Alto (Vocal)
Tom Matthew Bishop Bass (Vocal)
Rory J. Boothby Bass (Vocal)
Anthony O. Brinson Bass (Vocal)
Kristi M. Burns Alto (Vocal)
Anne E. Canalas Alto (Vocal)
Joshua Cogswell Bass (Vocal)
Jerome Collins Bass (Vocal)
Daniel Culnan Cello
Lori Cummines Alto (Vocal)
Melanie Cunningham Alto (Vocal)
Paul Cusick Bass (Vocal)
Dannah L. Dean Alto (Vocal)
Timothy Dooley Bass (Vocal)
Erin M. Driscoll Alto (Vocal)
Raymond T. Fellman Bass (Vocal)
Amy L. Fisher Alto (Vocal)
Eva Flaugh Alto (Vocal)
Steven Thomas Fulk Bass (Vocal)
Jennifer R. Goins Alto (Vocal)
Patrick Haché Bass (Vocal)
Antonia Ham Alto (Vocal)
Valerie E. Hirschorn Alto (Vocal)
Steven J. Hunt Bass (Vocal)
Carrianne Jakubowski Alto (Vocal)
Michelle F. Kaiser Alto (Vocal)
Alex Kyrias Bass (Vocal)
Tara Leigh Alto (Vocal)
Crista Livovich Alto (Vocal)
Raymond E. Master Bass (Vocal)
Jason Mattingly Bass (Vocal)
Cullen McCarty Bass (Vocal)
Erin M. McCauley Alto (Vocal)
Laura McLellan Cello
Melissa D. McQueen Alto (Vocal)
Jake Mechling Bass (Vocal)
Tyler Michael Bass (Vocal)
Toffer Mihalka Bass (Vocal)
Andrew Moulton Bass (Vocal)
Christine Nachbar Alto (Vocal)
Julie R. Neumark Alto (Vocal)
Jorge Luis Pascual Bass (Vocal)
Nicholas E. Pavlos Bass (Vocal)
Katherine Purcell Alto (Vocal)
Emily Quandt Alto (Vocal)
Christina Reckard Alto (Vocal)
Patrick Rehfield Bass (Vocal)
Stephen Curry Sample Bass (Vocal)
Jessica Santiago Alto (Vocal)
Loretta A. Schuermann Alto (Vocal)
Holly E. Scranton Alto (Vocal)
John David Shepherd Bass (Vocal)
Michelle C. Staresnick Alto (Vocal)
Michelle D. Starrs Alto (Vocal)
Monica Anne Strom Alto (Vocal)
Rachel Terkhorn Alto (Vocal)
Oscar Tuet Bass (Vocal)
Elzabeth S. Watson Alto (Vocal)
David B. Wiliams Bass (Vocal)
Matt Johnson Tenor (Vocal)
Drake C. Ash Violin
Michelle Edgar Dugan Violin
Meredith Lee Soprano (Vocal)
Eugene Espino Timpani
Christopher Andrew Turner Tenor (Vocal)
David J. Arispe Tenor (Vocal)
Eric Svejacr Tenor (Vocal)
Sarah Summers Soprano (Vocal)
Alison Streeter Soprano (Vocal)
Heather Suzanne Stith Soprano (Vocal)
Michelle Kei Stephenson Soprano (Vocal)
Jason Spear Tenor (Vocal)
Tarryn A. Smith Soprano (Vocal)
Sylvia Smis Violin
Megan Shultz Soprano (Vocal)
Robert Schauer French Horn
Staci Helene Rudnitsky Soprano (Vocal)
Christine Bettinger Soprano (Vocal)
J. David Bickel Tenor (Vocal)
Samuel Paul Bortka Tenor (Vocal)
Lori Kay Brassfield Soprano (Vocal)
Carie Ann Brishaber Soprano (Vocal)
Melissa Dawn Brooks Soprano (Vocal)
Kristie Lynn Bruce Soprano (Vocal)
Stephanie Reese Soprano (Vocal)
Sean Cantzler Tenor (Vocal)
Kevin James Carroll Tenor (Vocal)
Melissa Beth Casey Soprano (Vocal)
Jeff Clanton Tenor (Vocal)
Andrea L. Clark Soprano (Vocal)
DeAnne Cleghorn Violin
Katina A. Colwell Soprano (Vocal)
Lesley Cooper Soprano (Vocal)
Karyn L. Crispo Soprano (Vocal)
Janny DAmbrosio Soprano (Vocal)
Tim Denbo Tenor (Vocal)
Elizabeth Dickson Soprano (Vocal)
Denise Doolan Violin
L. Michelle Duarte Soprano (Vocal)
Duane Dugger French Horn
James Eastman Trombone
Aric J. Eikum Tenor (Vocal)
Branch Fields Bass (Vocal)
Carol Fivecoat Soprano (Vocal)
Robyn Porterfield Soprano (Vocal)
Bethany L. Plissey Soprano (Vocal)
Louise Pinkerton Soprano (Vocal)
Andrew D. M. Gaskill Tenor (Vocal)
Brian Gerard Tenor (Vocal)
Michelle Gilbert Alto (Vocal)
Mark A. Gross Bass (Vocal)
William Harrod English Horn
Brett Harwood Tenor (Vocal)
Laura Hatfield Soprano (Vocal)
Edward C. Hayes Tenor (Vocal)
Steven A. Hensley Tenor (Vocal)
Christina Hingtgen Soprano (Vocal)
Jennifer Hubbs Soprano (Vocal)
Katie Hudson Soprano (Vocal)
Michael F. Jacquay Tenor (Vocal)
Richard Jenson Percussion
Lois Reid Johnson Violin
Brian A. José Tenor (Vocal)
Shannon OConnor Alto (Vocal)
Elizabeth A. Nance Soprano (Vocal)
Michael J. Kessler Bass (Vocal)
Derek J. Kibble Tenor (Vocal)
Daisuke Komuku Tenor (Vocal)
Rebbeca Kruger Violin
Catherine Lange Violin
Margaret E. Lehtinen Soprano (Vocal)
Maile Libertson Soprano (Vocal)
Douglas Lindsay Trumpet
Christopher J. Ludwa Tenor (Vocal)
Stephanie Mann Soprano (Vocal)
Sophie Marie Martel Soprano (Vocal)
April K. Maynard Soprano (Vocal)
A. Cole McClendon Tenor (Vocal)
Jennifer L. McPhee Soprano (Vocal)
Stephen Bennett Milbauer Tenor (Vocal)
R. Clark Glazner Tenor (Vocal)
Karyn L. Grispo Soprano (Vocal)
Michael Henyon Oboe
George Hill Bass (Vocal)
Eric Svejcar Tenor (Vocal)
Chorus Track Performer
Rich Logan Vocals
Timothy Berens Guitar
Maxine Waters Vocals
Susan Stevens Logan Vocals
Annie Livingstone Vocals
Jean Dulaney Accordion
Scott Lang Percussion
Josef Powell Vocals
Indiana University Singing Hoosiers Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Erich Kunzel Arranger
Howard Ashman Composer, Lyricist
Michael Bishop Engineer
Kenneth Hamann Engineer
Elaine Martone Producer
Alan Menken Composer
Jack Renner Engineer
Robert Woods Producer
Hans Zimmer Composer
Tim Rice Composer, Lyricist
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Russ Farrell Cover Design
Crafton Beck Arranger
Mark McGurty Arranger
John Windt Engineer
Robert E. Stoll Director
Tom Macko Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Bob Stoll Director
Russ Ferrall Type Design
Daniel Troob Arranger
Thomas Macko Cover Art
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