Slightly out of character for ATD, today we are sorry and saddened to bring you some solemn news. However, we could not overlook the death of 86 year old songwriter Robert Sherman, who died yesterday in London. The name may not instantly ring any bells, but his songs will instantly render sweet sounds in our ears and evoke sweet nostalgic memories. Robert Sherman worked in partnership with his brother Richard.
'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' Song Composer Passes Away
Robert Sherman, one half of the Sherman brothers songwriting duo passed away...
Yesterday Robert Sherman of the Sherman brothers died of heart problems at 86 years old. Robert and Richard Sherman composed a catalogue of some of the world's most famous songs for the world's most loved musicals and children films, Disney films included.
The duo had an impressive back catalogue of 150 songs composed for children’s films and musicals, and as you would expect, were composers of some of the greatest and most memorable songs written for Walt Disney Studios. Amongst the Sherman brothers works were the composition of ‘It’s a Small World’, a song that those of that have used our Disney tickets to visit Epcot will know, Mary Poppin’s ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, and ‘Chim chim cheree’ and scores for Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh , The Aristocrats, Roal Dahls film adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and tons more.
During his fifty years of composing songs that would tug at our heart strings, the Sherman brothers collected nine Academy Award nominations, two Academy Awards, 4 Grammy Award nominations. Yesterday Robert Sherman’s son revealed his father’s death to the world via Facebook, referring to Robert Sherman’s score that accompanies Epcot’s ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction at the Disney theme parks, ‘Forever his songs and his genius will bring hope, joy and love to this small, small world.’
We have no doubt that ‘It’s a Small World’ will take on an even greater significance at the theme parks today and forever onwards. Get your Disney tickets to experience this enchanting musical score in its entirety.
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