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Howard Ashman

howard ashman

Born: 1950 Died: 1991

Howard Elliott Ashman was an American playwright and lyricist. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several works and is most widely known for several animated feature films for Disney, for which Ashman wrote the lyrics and Menken composed the music. Ashman and Menken began their collaboration with the musical God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1979), for which Ashman directed and wrote both book and lyrics. Their next musical, Little Shop of Horrors (1982) for which Ashman again directed and wrote both book and lyrics, became a long-running success and led to a 1986 feature film. The partnership's first Disney film was The Little Mermaid (1989), followed by Beauty and the Beast (1991). After his death, some of Ashman's songs were included in another Disney film, Aladdin.

Ahman was director, lyricist and bookwriter for the 1986 Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Also in 1986, Ashman wrote the screenplay for the Frank Oz-directed film adaptation of his musical Little Shop of Horrors, as well as contributing the lyrics for two new songs, "Some Fun Now" and "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space," the latter of which received an Academy Award nomination.

In 1986, Ashman was brought in to write lyrics for a song in Disney's Oliver & Company. While there, he was told about another project that they had been working on for a couple years. The film was The Little Mermaid, Disney's first fairy tale in 30 years. Ashman, along with Alan Menken, wrote all of the songs for the film. Ashman became a driving force during the early years of the Disney Renaissance. He would hold story meetings and said the animation and musical styles were made for each other which is why Disney needed to continue making musical movies. He also made strong choices in casting actors with strong musical theater and acting backgrounds. The Little Mermaid was released in November 1989 and it was an enormous success. Ashman and Menken received two Golden Globe nominations and three Academy Award nominations including two for "Kiss The Girl" and "Under The Sea", for Ashman won both awards for the latter.

In 1988, while working on The Little Mermaid, Ashman pitched to Disney the idea of an animated musical adaptation of Aladdin. After he wrote a group of songs with partner Alan Menken and a film treatment, a screenplay was written by Linda Woolverton, who had worked on Beauty and the Beast.(5) Then directors John Musker and Ron Clements joined the production. The story underwent many changes and some elements of the original treatment were dropped. Out of the 16 songs written for Aladdin, three of Howard's songs ended up in the finished film, which was released after his death.

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Howard Ashman : Beauty and the Beast : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : Howard Ashman : 888680688318 : 1495095266 : 00234730

Howard Ashman : Beauty and the Beast

Review: Sing along with a full orchestra! Alan Menken & Howard Ashman's title track originally penned for the Disney animated movie in the 1990s has now been updated in a new setting performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend for the 2017 live action film, presented in print as a vocal solo arrangement with piano accompaniment. It also includes access to an online fully orchestrated accompaniment for download or streaming so you can sing along and sound like a pro! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

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A Whole New WorldEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicA Whole New WorldSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
A Whole New WorldEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicA Whole New WorldSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
A Whole New WorldEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicA Whole New WorldSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Aladdin - Original Broadway MusicalMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicAladdin - Original Broadway MusicalSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Aladdin - Original Broadway MusicalMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicAladdin - Original Broadway MusicalSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Aladdin - Original Broadway MusicalMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicAladdin - Original Broadway MusicalSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Be Our GuestEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBe Our GuestSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Be Our GuestEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBe Our GuestSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Be Our GuestEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBe Our GuestSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Be Our GuestSteve DelehantyAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBe Our Guest (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Be Our GuestSteve DelehantyAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicVarious ArrangersClose Harmony for WomennewSheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Beauty and the BeastKirby ShawAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicVarious ArrangersWomen's Movie ClassicsSheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Beauty and the BeastMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBeauty and the BeastSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Beauty and the BeastMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBeauty and the BeastSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Beauty and the BeastMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicBeauty and the BeastSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
EvermoreEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicEvermoreSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
EvermoreEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicEvermoreSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
EvermoreEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicEvermoreSheet Music (TTB)MORE DETAILSYes
Friend Like MeMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicFriend Like MeSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Friend Like MeMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicFriend Like MeSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
How Does a Moment Last ForeverMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicHow Does a Moment Last ForeverSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
How Does a Moment Last ForeverMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicHow Does a Moment Last ForeverSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
How Does a Moment Last ForeverMac HuffAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicHow Does a Moment Last ForeverSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Kiss The GirlKirby ShawAlan Menken / Howard AshmanVarious ArrangersThe Songs of DisneySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Kiss The GirlKirby ShawAlan Menken / Howard AshmanVarious ArrangersMen's BroadwaySheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Kiss the GirlGreg GilpinAlan Menken / Howard AshmanKiss the GirlSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Little Shop of HorrorsMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Little Shop of HorrorsMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Little Shop of HorrorsMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Little Shop of HorrorsJay AlthouseAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Little Shop of HorrorsJay AlthouseAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Little Shop of HorrorsJay AlthouseAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Little Shop of HorrorsJay AlthouseAlan Menken / Howard AshmanLittle Shop of HorrorsSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Part of Your WorldJoyce EilersAlan Menken / Howard AshmanPart of Your WorldSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILS 
PositoovityJill GallinaAlan Menken / Howard AshmanPositoovitySheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
She's in LoveEd LojeskiAlan Menken / Howard AshmanShe's in LoveSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Somebody's Got Your BackMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicSomebody's Got Your BackSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Somebody's Got Your BackMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicSomebody's Got Your BackSheet Music (3-Part Mixed)MORE DETAILSYes
Somebody's Got Your BackMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard Ashman and Tim RicSomebody's Got Your BackSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Suddenly SeymourAlan BillingsleyAlan Menken / Howard AshmanSuddenly SeymourSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Suddenly SeymourAlan BillingsleyAlan Menken / Howard AshmanSuddenly SeymourSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Suddenly SeymourAlan BillingsleyAlan Menken / Howard AshmanSuddenly SeymourSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
The Little MermaidMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard AshmanThe Little MermaidSheet Music (3-Part Mixed)MORE DETAILSYes
The Little MermaidMark BrymerAlan Menken / Howard AshmanThe Little MermaidSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
Under the SeaKirby ShawAlan Menken / Howard AshmanVarious ArrangersWomen's Movie ClassicsSheet Music (SSAA)MORE DETAILS 
Under The SeaKirby ShawAlan Menken / Howard AshmanVarious ArrangersThe Songs of DisneySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Under The SeaPhilip LawsonAlan Menken / Howard AshmanVarious ArrangersA Cappella Movie ThemesSheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Under the SeaAlan BillingsleyAlan Menken / Howard AshmanUnder the SeaSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Under the SeaAlan BillingsleyAlan Menken / Howard AshmanUnder the SeaSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Under the SeaAlan BillingsleyAlan Menken / Howard AshmanUnder the SeaSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes


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