If you work at any of the Disney studios or theme parks, in any of their wide range of properties, you can say you work for the “Mouse.” In 1940 the release of Fantasia was built on what was known as a Silly Symphony. It was the story of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With that one eleven and a half minute composition by Paul Dukas, the Disney staff assembled seven other classical music favorites and along with a silhouette of Leopold Stowkoski and the Philadelphia Orchestra and wonderful animation and the first ever use of stereo sound for the two hour feature film Fantasia.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
Mallory Thompson Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
from “The Nutcracker Suite” P.I. Tchaikovsky US Air Force Band, Lowell Graham Trepak from “The Nutcracker Suite” P.I. Tchaikovsky, arr. Mayhew Lake US Air Force Band, Lowell Graham The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Paul Dukas US Army Field Band,
Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. Holtan Adoration of the Earth
from “The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps)” Igor Stavinsky, trans. M. Patterson University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Eddie Green Night on Bald Mountain Modest Mussorgsky Stadtharmonie Zurich Oelikon-Seebach, Carlo Balmelli