As you probably know Alan Menken is has been THE music composer for Disney feature film music and Disney musical adaptations of some of those films for over 3 decades. The Hungarian Norbert Varga made an amazing compilation of Menken’s film tracks in one-hour mix. Check out his website dreamport to download the full hour long version. Or watch and listen the 9 minute trailer below.
There very talented young performers from the Artsylum Quarte, piano, violin and bass, preform a wonderful rendition of Arabian Nights, A Friend Like Me, Prince Ali and A Whole New World. The latter was really amazing to listen and enjoy the beautiful composition by Alan Menken. Shame about the background noises though. Also listen to their The Little Mermaid medley, Pocahontas and Mulan preforms at their Youtube account.
In an homage/honor of Alan Menken Darren Criss, the talented Glee actor, did his own slowÂ arrangementÂ of the classic A Whole New World with Lea Salonga. Watch Alan’s reaction when Lea enters stage -:) I imagine he wasn’t that impressed by Darren’sÂ arrangement, until Ms. Salonga came on stage it was slow and boring.
The guys behind the Tiara Talk Show talked with the lead voice actors of Aladdin, Scott Wienger, Linda Larkin andÂ JonathanÂ Freeman about how they ended up being the voice of popular Disney characters for almost 2 decades, how they got the part, Â why they love their work and working for Disney in general. There’s some inside talk Â about things like Â the Music behind the Magic 4 CD box thatÂ containsÂ demo recordings for songs that didn’t make into the final film, the inside joke of Scott Weinger dressing up as Aladdin in that Full House 2 part episode when the family went on holiday to Walt Disney World. And other stuff like the musical stage show in DisneyÂ CaliforniaÂ adventures.