Alan Menken

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Alan Menken
Alan Menken 2013 (cropped).jpg
Menken in 2013
Background information
Birth nameAlan Irwin Menken[1]
Born (1949-07-22) July 22, 1949 (age 71)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Arranger
  • conductor
  • songwriter
  • music director
  • record producer
Years active1972–present
Labels
WebsiteOfficial website

Alan Irwin Menken[1] (born July 22, 1949) is an American composer, songwriter, music conductor, music director and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores and songs for movies produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards.

He also composed the scores and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007) and Tangled (2010).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alan Menken Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 13 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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