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Ever After: A Cinderella Story
(1998)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Simon Chamberlain
Geoffrey Alexander
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Buy it... if you enjoy George Fenton's varied romantic and comedy techniques for lively orchestral performances or were enchanted by the whimsical string title theme in the film itself.

Avoid it... if you're in the majority of listeners out there in search of the wildly popular new age songs used in the film's trailers.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #124
WRITTEN 8/12/98, REVISED 1/21/07
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story: (George Fenton) Despite the fame associated with Disney's animated Cinderella, the classic film has very little in common with the actual fable written by the Brothers Grimm. Closer to the reality of the original story is Andy Tennant's live action adaptation in 1998, following true to many of the more mundane elements in the story. A 16th Century servant with the nickname of "Cinderella" has a chance encounter with a French Prince and the two of them play the expected games of disguise and charm until the expected romantic conclusion. More interesting than the film's story is the ability of the filmmakers to adapt purely 20th Century language and behavior into a 16th Century setting, translating the story into an easily digestible fable for even today's teenage girls to hold dear and drool over. A debate about the focus of the film's music was originally had between the director and composer George Fenton, who was equally skilled in both modern romance and classically-inclined period writing. The debate was made more interesting by the widespread popularity of "The Mummer's Dance" by Lorena McKennitt and "Fable" by Robert Miles in the film's trailers, building credibility in the argument that a modern sound would better suit the target audience of the film. While a new age approach similar to that of the trailers would likely have worked given the presence of other time-bending aspects of the film, Fenton would ultimately produce a score that met the classical and new age genres halfway. His straight forward approach to the romance makes very few period references, and even employs an Irish tilt that was hugely popular at the time because of James Horner's Titanic. Compared to Fenton's other concurrent romance work, Ever After would fall in between Dangerous Beauty and The Object of My Affection, with the conservative pull of the latter watering down the power of the former. A certain amount of humor and pomp in Ever After, combined with the expected sweeping strings of romance, create an atmosphere of light-hearted spirit similar to Patrick Doyle's Much Ado About Nothing.



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Piano book / sheet music   Expand >>
Gemma Early - January 10, 2008, at 11:23 a.m.
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Newest: January 21, 2008, at 8:06 a.m. by
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Ever After Petition
Melody M Taliaferro - January 31, 2006, at 12:05 p.m.
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how do you find the trailer music
lauren - January 24, 2006, at 1:52 p.m.
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Ever After score, missing trailer music
Wendy - August 25, 2005, at 1:01 p.m.
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I REALLY want sheet music for "The Royal Wedding"   Expand >>
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 60:51
• 1. Ever After Main Title (3:32)
• 2. Cinderella (4:56)
• 3. Utopia (1:18)
• 4. The Girls, The Prince and the Painting (3:03)
• 5. Rescuing Maurice (4:02)
• 6. The Homecoming (1:29)
• 7. Walking on Water (3:04)
• 8. The Market (3:06)
• 9. Trying to Relate (2:20)
• 10. "Your Highness - What a Surprise" (2:48)
• 11. The First Kiss (1:59)
• 12. Marguerite (1:58)
• 13. The Ruins (4:10)
• 14. Going to the Ball (2:41)
• 15. The Prince's Decision (1:35)
• 16. Danielle's Wings (2:15)
• 17. The Glass Slipper (3:27)
• 18. The Royal Wedding (1:51)
• 19. The Proposal (1:57)
• 20. Sweet Revenge (2:25)
• 21. Happily Ever After (2:14)
• 22. Put Your Arms Around Me - performed by Texas (4:33)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains a short note from the director about the score and film.
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