Don’t Miss Disney’s Frozen for Concert Band Monday, March 03, 2014
If there is anything that your students are clamoring to play this year, it’s music from Disney’s Oscar Award winning animated film, Frozen.
In an age when movies are bumped from the big screen in a matter of weeks, and some going to Blu-Ray/DVD so soon that they may as well be “direct-to-video”, Frozen continues its domination of the box office 3 MONTHS after its release (11/22/13)! In addition to 2 Oscar Awards for Best Song and Best Animated Film, as well as numerous other film awards, the soundtrack is #1 on the Billboard 200 for the third straight week. It’s been over a decade since the soundtrack to a theatrically released movie has had 3 weeks at #1, and the only other animated film soundtrack to achieve that was The Lion King. To date the soundtrack has sold 750,000 copies, with Idina Menzel’s single Let It Go reaching #21 on the Hot 100, and in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs. On top of all that, the piano/vocal/guitar collection published by Hal Leonard has gone back to press for a 3rd printing!
With all this excitement and popularity, our band staff is thrilled to share the new band arrangements featuring music from Frozen. Highlights from Frozen is a grade 3 medley perfect for high school bands arranged by one of our favorite writers, Sean O’Loughlin; the Oscar winner for Best Song, Let It Go, performed by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, is a great choice for young bands in the grade 2 Discovery Plus series; and bands with incomplete or mixed instrumentation should consider the Music from Frozen medley published in the Hal Leonard Flex-Band series.
Spring concert programming couldn’t be easier with these titles filling one of the slots. They are sure to be a hit with your students and audience!
Highlights from Frozen*
arr. Sean O’Loughlin
Hal Leonard Concert Band
Disney’s first Oscar Award Winner for Best Animated Feature, Frozen has quickly established itself as a classic with a heartwarming story, stunning visuals and magnificent songs. This wonderful concert medley from Sean O’Loughlin features Vuelie, Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, For the First Time in Forever, and the Academy Award winning Best Song, Let It Go.
*Soon to be off the press – Available for pre-order!
Let It Go
arr. James Kazik
Performed by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, this popular, Oscar Award winner for Best Song is available in a terrific setting for young players. Both Let It Go and Frozen (winner: Best Animated Feature) are quickly becoming Disney classics.
Music from Frozen
arr. Johnnie Vinson
From Disney’s Oscar Award winner for Best Animated Feature, Frozen, comes this medley of fantastic songs arranged for flexible instrumentation including Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, For the First Time in Forever, and Academy Award winning Best Song, Let It Go.