Playlist Impressions de France [Score]


thx99

Real-life Harry Caul
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Wendy2073

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Does anybody know the musical selections and the locations filmed in Impressios de France?
The scenes are from all over France.
(Versaille, Paris....)
They used to have a sheet with a list of all of the music used in the film. It was in the large gift shop as you exit the theater.
 

SharonKurland

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If you do a search of the archives here, I think you'll be able to find the music list. It's been discussed several times over the years .

-Sharon-
 

tony6a

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Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by Francois-Adrien Boieldieu

Claire de Lune (orchestral arrangment) by Claude Debussy

Nocturne No 1 (Nuages) and Nocturne No 3 (Sirenes) by Claude Debussy

Syrinx Solo for Flute by Claude Debussy

Le Peri Fanfare (played twice) by Paul A. Dukas

Gaite Parisienne (played thrice) by Jacques Offenbach

Daphnis et Chloe Suite #2 (Daybreak section) by Maurice Ravel

Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals (played twice) by Camille Saint-Saens

Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals Solo for Flute by Camille Saint-Saens

Finale from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens

Trois Gymnopedies #1 by Erik Satie orchestrated by Debussy

Buddy Baker contributed some original material for Impressions de France. He also arranged the film score and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in the recording of the score.
 

tony6a

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Movie Scene List

Scenes in Order of Appearance


Cliffs at Etratat in Normandy

Marais Poitvin, a swamp near La Rochelle

Chateau Chenonceau, shot from the Loire Valley and Gardens

Horsemen and hunting dogs in the Cheverny Forest

Chambord in the Loire Valley

Vezelay village and church interior

Horsecart riding through Riquewihr Village in Alsace

Marketplace in Bouvron in Normandy

Wine harvest at Monbazillac Vineyard

Cognac cave near city of Cognac

Fountain of Apollo, gardens, west face and Hall of Mirrors at Versailles

Castle Beynac in Dordogne Valley

Forest near Chateau Montpoupon

Bicyclists at La Rogue-Gaceac in Dordogne Valley

Bicyclists at Chateau Montpoupon

Bugatti race cars in Cannes

Hot air ballons near Chaumont Castle on the Loire River and in cliff city of Rocamadour

French Alps in Spring

Mont Blanc in Winter

Skiers on rocky peaks in the French Alps at Chamonix

La Rochelle harbor

Brittany fishing boat at sea

Rocky beach in Normandy

Mont St.Michel

Small church in Brittany

Wedding reception at a Brittany farmyard

Cliffs at Normandy in Etretat

Cliff city of Bonifacio in Corsica

Villefranche near Nice

Cove at Calanque Cliffs near Cassis

Pier in front of Carlton Hotel in Cannes

Rooftop restaurant overlooking Cannes harbor at night

Railway tracks in hills of Chaporoux

Gare du Nord rail station in Paris

Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe

Boat on Seine River in Paris, under the Pont Neuf

Balloon release at Notre-Dame Cathedral

Garde Republicaine rides throught the archways at the Louvre

La Concierge in Paris

Garde Republicaine Stables in Paris

Eiffel Tower

Etretat Cliffs

Alps near Chamonix

Chateau Chambord

French Alps near Mont Blanc

Eiffel Tower
 

FRAN?OIS

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Gee whiz, Tony!

Those are SOME answers!

just a few typos! :(

La Roque-Gageac

Marais Poitevin

La Conciergerie

Cliffs at Etretat

The Teachers' Center at Epcot (Center) used to carry that list too!
 

thx99

Real-life Harry Caul
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First, an important addition to the list (the finale of the film):

Second part of the Second Movement of Saint-Saens' Symphony #3 in C minor (the Organ Symphony).
Nocturne No 1 (Nuages) and Nocturne No 3 (Sirenes) by Claude Debussy
I don't believe that Nocturne #3 (Sirenes) appears anywhere in the film.
Gaite Parisienne (played thrice) by Jacques Offenbach
I believe that only two selections from Gaite Parisienne are heard, "Ouverture" (during the bike race, car race, etc.) and "Allegro moderato" (celebration at Notre Dame).
 

Tycho55

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Help me identify Impressions de France

While listening to Impressions de France (Track 10 on WDW HCOE), from around 3:55 to 4:50 there is a beautiful arrangement. I've seen listings of the different pieces that make up Impressions de France, but none with specific time stamps.

Could some kind soul please tell me what piece that is? Or is that section composed by Buddy Baker?

Thanks so much!
 

Tycho55

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France

Thanks to both of you! I looked at the wiki entry before I posted, but I can't tell which scene is playing from 3:55 to 4:50. I do know it's after Camille Saint-Saens's Aquarium, but I'm not sure how many scenes pass until 3:55.

If anyone happens to know by listening what's playing from 3:55 to 4:50, I'd be so grateful. Thanks again!
 

David S.

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France

That's from the incomparably sublime Claire de Lune, by Debussy - used as score for the breathtaking Alps sequence. This segues into Trois Gymnopedies by Satie (to be specific, Gymnopedie #1, orchestrated by Debussy) at around 4:50 on the CD track, which scores the skiing scene and runs until 5:25 on the CD.

These sequences are without a doubt one of my favorite moments of the film, and score.

(In the film I also love the balloon sequence which leads into the Alps scene, scored by Ravel's Daybreak)

To hear a longer version of Claire de Lune than what was used in the film, here are a few clips I found. The part we know from the film occurs about halfway through.

Here's a piano version:


And one with strings and piano:

 

Tycho55

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France

David, thank you! That's it, you totally nailed it!! :) The closest full orchestral version I can find is the one by the Philadelphia Orchestra on the Ocean's 11 soundtrack. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the exact one used in Impressions de France, which seems to have a slight choral element from 3:55 to 4:10 that no else uses, and I find to be quite beautiful.

If you or anyone else, in their infinite wisdom, happens to know, you shall have my eternal gratitude. :) Thanks so much!
 

Magic Music

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France
That's from the incomparably sublime Claire de Lune ... one of my favorite moments of the film
Mine too. Am I the only one who tears up during Impressions de France? Depending on how long it has been since I last visited the attraction, there is at least a 40% chance that I will tear up at some point. I've had visiting family and friends give me an odd look when they notice me moving to wipe a streaming tear from my face. It is the beautiful music that does it to me, and Claire de Lune is one of the trigger spots. :oops:

That reminds me... perhaps this is a question better asked over at MB... but does anyone have a high quality source recording of Impressions de France with the narration included? I've got WAVs of what I am assuming is the complete musical score from my Walt Disney World Forever CDs, but I am also looking for something that includes the narration.
The closest full orchestral version I can find is the one by the Philadelphia Orchestra on the Ocean's 11 soundtrack. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the exact one used in Impressions de France ...
Call me dumb, just don't call me Shirley, but I guess I don't understand what it is that you're looking for. As Buddy Baker arranged the score, and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in the recording of the score, specifically for Impressions de France, why would you expect to find a duplicate recording sitting on a shelf in Barnes and Noble?
 

Horizons

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France
That reminds me... perhaps this is a question better asked over at MB... but does anyone have a high quality source recording of Impressions de France with the narration included? I've got WAVs of what I am assuming is the complete musical score from my Walt Disney World Forever CDs, but I am also looking for something that includes the narration.
I have an ALD recording that I did (which includes the score and narration). It took five tries, but it may be one of the best ALD recordings I have heard. I posted it as a link on MB on Christmas Eve, but I'm sure the link has expired now. I can send it your way.
 

Magic Music

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France
I have an ALD recording that I did ... I can send it your way.
Cool, thanks! The Assistive Listening Devices are mono, aren't they? I know the frequency response doesn't go past 10 kHz on those things. I wonder how well we could isolate the narration in an attempt to layer it over the stereo track(s).
 

Horizons

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France

There was a somewhat recent change to the ALD system. Under the old system, only the narration came through. Someone took the WDWF tracks and the narration and put together a compilation. I think I still have it somewhere, I'll have to check.
 

Magic Music

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France
Under the old system, only the narration came through. Someone took the WDWF tracks and the narration and put together a compilation. I think I still have it somewhere, I'll have to check.
Better, then, would be a copy of the old ALD recording with just the narration, because most people are content to pass around 128K MP3s, and I'm one of those lossless snobs.
 

Horizons

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Re: Help me identify Impressions de France

I have never come across the ALD narration track, but I could ask about it.
 

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