There’s a file compatible with Sibelius 5 and one for Sibelius 7. Other files include a PDF score, mp3’s of individual parts voiced by synth wind instruments, and a MIDI file that (should) allow the piece to be viewed on other music notation software.
I think it's a shame that blogs like this ruin the magic of the Disney Parks. I'm sure you put a lot of effort into it, but the parks are a lot better enjoyed not thinking about how everything works all the time. I know that Disney is very open towards the workings of attractions/shows nowadays, but having backstage photos online showing parts of character costumes and guessing how that all works just goes a bit too far. And now I shall await the usual "Then don't visit this blog" reply…
Nah, no “don’t visit this blog” reply. You get to make your own decision on that.
What I will do is point out that Walt Disney himself spent a great deal of time showing people how things worked when he was alive. Ever since using the Disneyland TV show on ABC to share updates on the park as it was being built,
…to sharing with us preparations for the 1964 World’s Fair,
…Walt was never one to act like the knowledge of how things worked was in any way sacred.
Walt taught us about audio animatronics,
…he showed us how the multi-plane camera worked to make cartoons look more realistic,
…he showed us the scale models of attractions that were being planned,
…he showed us how cartoons were made.
Somehow, in recent years, some of that thirst for sharing knowledge has been lost. Some people have started treating this information as something that shouldn’t be public, like we’re supposed to just accept that it is “magic” and move on.
Walt Disney was an entertainer, and he loved to blow people away with fantastic new effects and attractions.
Walt Disney was also a teacher who loved to educate. He understood that imagination requires knowledge in order to become reality.
If there was one thing Walt loved more than blowing your mind, it was explaining how he had done it (or how he would do it in the future).
As with all entertainment, there is a suspension of disbelief that comes into play when you are experiencing it. But that doesn’t mean that the secrets behind how its done should never be shared.
Walt Disney took us on amazing journeys - but he didn’t hoard the road map, he shared it with us. Whether or not you want to read the map is entirely your choice.
One Disneyland attraction you'd close immediately, and one Disneyland attraction you'd save forever. Also, what's your favorite "area music" in Disneyland?
Close Innoventions (it’s a building full of Marvel ads now) and keep Haunted Mansion as the Haunted Mansion forever and keep Tim Burton out of it. Also, my favorite music in the -entire- park, or any Disney park, is this creepy little woodwind tune (is it an oboe? What does it sound like to you guys?) that plays in the Blue Bayou area of Pirates of the Caribbean. You can hear it right at the beginning of this recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIKmSwJkNJs
That is my absolute favorite music anywhere. I look forward to that goofy music every time I go there. Everyone who has gone on the ride with me knows it. I never shut up about it.
Don’t kill yourself. Just don’t do it! Someone, somewhere out there loves you, and that person is selfishly is tying you to this miserable world with their “feelings.” So what’s a boy to do? If only there were some way to keep yourself from ever being born, no one would ever have to miss you… This…
For those of you who want them, .mp3’s to learn the parts of the “God Only Knows” barbershop quartet in all their synthesized glory. I decided to have the parts played on wind instruments so that repeated notes could be heard clearly.
Hi, have you made those mp3s to each part of "God Only Knows"? I'm trying to get a group of gents together to learn the song and those mp3s would be very helpful. Thanks!
Hello! Unfortunately, I have not gotten around to making the MP3s yet. I’ve been a bit bogged down by school once mid-quarter hit. But the end of the term is near and I should have time to do music things in a couple weeks.
The MP3s will be cheesy, synthesized MIDI sounds. I hope this won’t be a problem as vocal performance is not my forte.
New BioShock Infinite transcriptions in the pipeline.
String players, pianists, vocalists, an instrument that I need to listen more closely to when I’m not drinking it’s not late at night: Suit Up
spoiler: it’s not “The Battle for Columbia I-V”
edit (11/2/13): I was working on “Elizabeth” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. What happened to these? Well, 1) Other people beat me to putting out the transcriptions; 2) School. Though, I have been mulling around with the idea of doing “The Songbird” as an exercise of transcribing aleatoric music.