Walt Disney once said, “There’s a terrific power to music. You can run any of these pictures and they’d be dragging and boring, but the minute you put music behind them, they have life and vitality they don’t get any other way.” And, it’s for this very reason that DisneyMusicBlog.com has been birthed—to celebrate the music that makes that makes Disney magic. Without the composers, arrangers, producers, singers, studios, players, artists, etc., the experiences of notable films such as Frozen, Tangled, Mary Poppins, etc. just wouldn’t be the same. Of course, even try to imagine the now global Disney theme parks without their musical storytelling occurring in every land and street corner!
Uncle Walt was definitely on to something brilliant when he said, “Music had always had a prominent part in all our products from the early cartoon days. So much so, in fact, that I cannot think of the pictorial story without thinking about the complementary music that will fulfill it…I have had no formal musical training. But by long experience and by strong personal learning, I’ve selected musical themes, original or adapted, that were guided to wide audience acceptance.”
Life-long Disney music fan, Shawn Degenhart, runs the Disney Music Blog. He is also the president of GospelFest Ministries, a southern gospel music ministry that produces local concert events, provides arranging, orchestrating and other music production services, as well as a weekly, syndicated radio program airing on over 165 stations around the world. He’s also been involved with close to 100 musical theatre productions over the last 25 years as music director, accompanist and orchestrator. His love for Disney music began early with the read-along records. The score for “Mary Poppins” is his favorite and he also loves researching the music of the parks.
Stop by DisneyMusicBlog.com anytime to find out news, exclusive interviews, and interesting tidbits on your favorite Disney music and songs from the films, cartoon shorts, vintage content, parks, resorts, performers (musicals & parks), radio, artists, etc. We will try to keep you connected!
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