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 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



Swashbuckling with Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Bruce Broughton’s score! Animators at Walt Disney Productions created a brilliant 2004 treatment of famous Alexandre Dumas 19th-Century swashbuckling romance with Disney’s most famous icons of imagination becoming Royal Musketeers. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy - with Pluto in tow - anchor this colorful tale that finds the quartet foiling plans by the evil captain of the musketeers to imprison the princess of France (Minnie Mouse), her lady-in-waiting (Daisy Duck) and usurp the kingdom. With the heroes toiling as mere janitors but soon finding strength of character and courage, romance quickly ensues as does rousing adventure and perilous swordplay. Music carries everything along from opening to close! Broughton fashions lavish original music in his most colorful, full orchestral vein. Standing front and center is his main musketeer theme, an ebullient major-key tune that would befit any Errol Flynn swashbuckler! It plays in guises grand and charming, exciting and playful. Broughton also creates a beautiful original waltz theme to lift and highlight the romance between Mickey and Minnie. The sweeping melody, one of Broughton’s finest, is richly harmonized and passionately scored. The movie’s songs carry weight as well. For these, Broughton skillfully works his original music into and out of familiar classical melodies by Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Johann Strauss II, Bizet, Beethoven and Sullivan, with new given lyrics by Chris Otsuki that help bring the fanciful tale to life. Broughton adapted these numbers along with his associate, Bill Elliot, so they would play seamlessly with the original score. Disney released a mini-album of the songs in 2004 and those are included in this Intrada release but this is the world premiere presentation of Broughton’s original score. He had to write meticulously to ensure his score and the classical melodies would weave together in perfect harmony, as he discusses in his own liner notes inside the colorful booklet designed by Kay Marshall. Flipper-style cover artwork features Mickey, Donald and Goofy in all their regal musketeer glory! Broughton describes his music as a blend of classically heroic with nods to the France locale of the story. He also notes this particular score remains one of his personal favorites! We heartily agree! Amongst many highlights is Broughton’s splendid 6-minute “End Credits” which summarizes his original score with plenty of dazzle dazzle! All parties involved in this release agreed to retain the perfect meld of original score and songs, weaving them together just as they were scored and presented in the film. The musical pleasures are rewarding indeed! Amin Steiner records and mixes at the Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox. Bruce Broughton conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!

01. Main Title* (0:49)
02. Musketeers’ Prologue/
“All For One And One For All” (4:39)
03. Morning Ablutions* (1:53)
04. Pete’s Yardsticks* (1:56)
05. The Princess Fantasies/“Love So Lovely” (4:06)
06. The Beagle Boys’ Bungle* (2:31)
07. Stay Alert!* (2:50)
08. Wrestling Miss Daisy* (0:53)
09. “Petey’s King Of France” (1:31)
10. Musketeer Escorts (1:04)
11. Bad Guys! (5:46)
12. The Rescue*/“Sweet Wings Of Love” (3:13)
13. Drubbing Donald* (5:03)
14. Donald Deserts (2:15)
15. To Mont St-Mickey (0:34)
16. Mickey In Irons*/“Chains Of Love” (4:20)
17. Bovine Unbind*/“This Is The End”* (2:49)
18. Mickey’s Rescue (3:37)
19. King Pete (0:50)
20. “L’Opera” (5:19)
21. The Three, Musketeered/
“All For One And One For All” (Reprise) (1:06)
22. End Credits (6:02)
Total Time: 63:10

* Includes Music Not Featured in Film

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

This is a really solid score – excited to get it.

I totally respect the creative choice to include the songs within the score here – they're very tightly integrated – and I'm not a guy who hates songs… but I'm not sure I love listening to songs sung by ducks and mice. But that's what this is, and so be it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Really awesome they included the songs (I assumed they wouldn't and I'd have to put the two albums together)! Really looking forward to this!

EDIT: ..pfft, funny contrast to the post above me, did not intend for that.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Really awesome they included the songs (I assumed they wouldn't and I'd have to put the two albums together)! Really looking forward to this!

EDIT: ..pfft, funny contrast to the post above me, did not intend for that.


Hey, I'm not anti-song! I haven't seen this film since my kids were pretty little, so my memory is foggy (besides thinking "What a good score!"). It's just that Mickey's falsetto, Donald's quackiness, and Goofy's "yuck yuck yuck" wear a little thin to me.

But I trust Messrs. Fake, Feigelson, and Broughton, so I'm sure this was the right choice!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselamo, Bill Farmer, April Winchell, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings and Bruce Broughton altogether is pretty much my dream CD. wink

Reassuredly, the songs aren't long or especially intrusive. They're just a bit of fun icing on top of the score experience.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I can't get the sound samples to work.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I can't get the sound samples to work.

THE SOLIUM BLESSING IN DISGUISE





















Just funnin'. Broughton shines in this realm. I'm sure it's magically delicious.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I can't get the sound samples to work.

Nor can I... ?

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Clips not working for me either.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 10:39 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Sound clips worked for me hours ago, but won't load now. I'm sure they'll have it fixed tomorrow.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sound clips worked for me hours ago, but won't load now. I'm sure they'll have it fixed tomorrow.

You broke it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Sound clips worked for me hours ago, but won't load now. I'm sure they'll have it fixed tomorrow.

You broke it.


Yes. Out of spite.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 3:31 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Huge Broughton fan and love his full on scores. Not a movie I ever saw or ever would see so i don't know the music, but that won't deter me from more Bruce Broughton. This will make my 32nd CD of his. Very excited.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I’m really looking forward to getting this one. I saw the movie many years ago and it was a lot of fun. Getting this CD is a great addition.

More BB is always most welcome!:-)

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Samples working now. Thumbs up.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

I totally respect the creative choice to include the songs within the score here...

Well, I do not. I deeply love Broughton's work and respect Intrada's efforts... but, man, the interpolation of those silly songs ruins the otherwise marvelous score experience. They should have put them as a separate section!

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

This isn't really relevant, but I'm reminded of another "Mouseketeer" cartoon with an interpolated song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkNa52FABRo

The song, "Soldiers of Fortune Are We" (Romberg/Kahn) is borrowed from MGM's film, "Girl of the Golden West" (1938).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXph8N-lxdc

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I was thinking this would be the first Mickey Mouse score I've bought, but then I remembered having once owned "Ladyhawke".

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2018 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

It stunned me to realize that, aside from a few cues (some adapted) for the straight-to-video "Bambi" sequel, this along with "Last Flight Out" is the most recent Broughton score I will own… and it's fourteen years old!

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2018 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I was thinking this would be the first Mickey Mouse score I've bought, but then I remembered having once owned "Ladyhawke".

Ahhhhh, you!

 
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