The Bells of Notre Dame (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

The Bells of Notre Dame disney song music“The Bells of Notre Dame” is a song from the 1996 Disney animated film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame“. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, and tells the story of a deformed bell-ringer named Quasimodo and his struggle for acceptance and love in medieval Paris.

In the film, “The Bells of Notre Dame” is the opening number, and is performed by a group of cloaked figures who tell the story of Quasimodo and the cathedral of Notre Dame. The song is a grand and dramatic piece that sets the tone for the film, with powerful choral arrangements and Latin lyrics.

“The Bells of Notre Dame” was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who also wrote other songs for the film, including “Out There” and “God Help the Outcasts”. The song has become one of the most popular and iconic songs from the film, and is often performed in Disney theme park shows and concerts.

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