Welcome to the board, BK!Hi all...I'm a newbie to this group. I joined because you folks seem like the types who could answer this question.
I'm looking for the soundtrack used in the Electric Water Pageant at the Seven Seas Lagoon in the early 1980's. I have found only fragments of info on websites.
I have found the original Baroque Hoedown version of the pageant (the original inspiration to the Main Street Electrical Parade) on Youtube. But I swear that as a child, I clearly remember hearing Handel's Water Music in the synthesized style.
Was this the case? Was there interim music used before the current Little Mermaid tracks? If so, is it available anywhere for purchase or download?
It is a very fond audio memory of mine...along with Jack Wagner on the monorails, and the echo of the slamming doors in the Grand Canyon Concourse....
I thought "Festival of Festivals" was actually EPCOT's Laserphonic Fantasy? They shared some similarities, but the Electrical Water Pageant track is different. I don't know if that's shown up on CD yet.
Yes, "Festival of Festivals" is "the synthesized score for the 1982 opening of Disney's EPCOT? Center in Florida. The music was used for the soundtrack of EPCOT's Laser/Fireworks Lagoon Spectaculars from 1983 to 1987, and encompasses music from Bach and Handel to Wagner, Strauss, and Stravinsky", as the Telarc page states. However, through prior discussions here and elsewhere, it seems generally accepted that the music on the Telarc and promo CDs is the EWP music. I too have been confused by this for many years and honestly didn't explore it further. But I certainly don't wish to spread false information and would be interested in learning more about the differences between the two sets of music.I thought "Festival of Festivals" was actually EPCOT's Laserphonic Fantasy? They shared some similarities, but the Electrical Water Pageant track is different. I don't know if that's shown up on CD yet.
I believe this record featured "Baroque Hoedown".Wasn't there an record of the music from Electrical Water Pageant sold? I don't know the history of the EWP, but I believe there were three versions of the music, and this one was the first.
Merged.BTW, this topic was briefly discussed before: [topic="1018"]LINK[/topic] (uh oh, did I just give Jay another excuse to merge topics!??!)
No, the Festival of Festivals completely different than the Electrical Water Pageant music that Dorsey also recorded. As is alluded to above, the Festival of Festivals was used for the soundtrack of the Laserphonic Fantasy at EPCOT Center. The Laserphonic Fantasy was replaced by the original version of Illuminations, which used some orchestrated versions of some of Dorsey's synthesized arrangements of classical tunes.I don't think Dorsey's Festival of Festivals is exactly the same as the EWP track.