Three Alan Menken Songs (arr./orch. Nathan Kelly), 8.14

Three Alan Menken Songs (orch. 2008-2009) is a set of three songs written for piano and voice by prolific songwriter Alan Menken, of the Disney musicals fame (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Enchanted, etc).   These three songs are scored as three individual movements and entirely self-contained but all using the same instrumentation and borrowing from the classic Danny Troob style of orchestration.  This collection of three songs (each one lasting approx. 3-4 mins. in duration) is a favorite for Disney enthusiasts and looking for more available songs outside of the traditional Disney animated movie songbook.   They all feature orchestra and solo vocalists (male or female is possible) and combines the classic heartwarming Disney feel written as songs from the composer’s hit songwriting period of the 1980s – 1990s.  This triptect features exciting, whirling and fleeting dexterity of the kind of satisfyingly dazzling and richly textured orchestrations that audiences and moviegoers expect and love.   

The three songs (in order) are:
1. I Can’t Take My Eyes From You
2. Daughter of God
3. In the Cards