"Beauty and the Beast" theme song was written by the composer Alan Menken and the lyricist Howard Ashman in 1990. It was released on 29 October 1991 on the album Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
The first record of the track was made by the actress Angela Lansbury. She voices the character Mrs. Potts, a teapot.
Firstly, the songwriters introduced "Beauty and the Beast" to Lansbury as a demo recording. And after that they asked her if she could sing it.
Lansbury held back to record the track, as she was unaccustomed with rock style and she doubt that her singing voice would be strong enough to record the ballad. In all these circumstances, Menken and Ashman insisted on Lansbury singing the song.
"Beauty and the Beast" was recorded on October 6th, 1990, in a studio in New York, accompanied by a live orchestra.
The song in heard in "Beauty and the Beast" during the scene in which Belle and the Beast have claimed their true feelings for each other, and is performed by the character Mrs. Potts, while she tries to explain the feeling of love to her teacup son, Chip.
She is pointing out to the emotion as "a tale as old as time". Belle and the Beast are moving out to the balcony for a romantic dinner, while the song continues to play instrumentally.
"Beauty and the Beast" theme song piano sheet music is composed in the key of G major. The sheet music of "Beauty and the Beast" theme song has a tempo of 84 bpm. The song's duration is 2:46 minutes.
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The lyrics are describing the relationship between the Beauty and the Beast. In other words, the song is about how they changed each other, how they got to the point where it didn’t matter the differences between them, and they accepted them.
From all the success that song had attended, we need to mention that, in January 1992 the theme song got the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 49th Golden Globe Awards. In March it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards.
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