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Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach: More Favorite Disney Tunes
Genres: Special Interest, Soundtracks, Classical
As with its predecessor, Heigh-Ho! Mozart, Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach is a fine collection of Disney tunes in the style of master classical composers. In this format, "Whistle While You Work" receives the majestic treatment of B... more »
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As with its predecessor, Heigh-Ho! Mozart, Bibbidi Bobbidi Bach is a fine collection of Disney tunes in the style of master classical composers. In this format, "Whistle While You Work" receives the majestic treatment of Beethoven-like builds along with the playfulness of his symphony Pastoral (No. 6). Arranger Donald Fraser's adaptation of "Bella Notte," from Lady and the Tramp, is redone in the style of Erik Satie's three Gymnopédies; harmonies and pacing are adjusted to suit Satie's interplay of dark and light and the Disney melody is poignantly played atop the structure by sauntering flute and violin. Debussy's works, including "Clair de Lune," inspire the delicately ornamental piano flourishes heard on the rendition of "So This Is Love" from Cinderella. Piece by piece, from the Bach-inspired title cut to a Gregorian-chant version of The Lion King's "Circle of Life," these beloved songs are reevaluated, reinvented, and reaffirmed. --Paige La Grone
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Grace Y. (edwardviolahands) from MOSCOW, ID
Reviewed on 8/10/2009...
The music on this CD was written by studying well-known works by classical composers (such as Pachelbel's Canon) and using the form and compositional trademarks found therein, arranging our favorite hummable Disney tunes to match.
The result is very witty, charming and well executed. To the more educated ear, most of the arrangements border on plagiarism; nonetheless, this CD serves well to tickle the ears of the classically minded, or to introduce Disney fans to the variety of sounds that fall on the enormous umbrella of "Classical Music."
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Add my voice to the chorus of raves
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with the reviewers above. The only thing I would add is that the quality of the recording is superb. Living overseas without access to hands-on music stores, I've unwittingly bought some really cheesy stuff through the mail...And as the grandma writes, if you think that this recording is only for children, you're in for a great surprise. I prefer this newer recording to Heigh Ho! Mozart! only because we listened to Mozart! every night at dinner for almost a year, and my rock'n' roll husband liked it almost as much as my 7-year-old...Hearing the music we grew up with rendered so refreshingly and well proves that when you go home again, sometimes it's even better than you remember."
Old is new again
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I owned Heigh-Ho Mozart first, but the two are equally as wonderful. Everyone has their own favorites of the originals, but I find that these are beautiful in their own way. "Circle of Life" sounds so religious and spiritual, as it should. "Kiss the Girl" is even more alive than the original! "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" is gorgeous and moving. "Some Day My Prince Will Come" is delightful. I find nothing to criticize about this CD of true art!"