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Analysis of Frozen (2013) Christophe Beck, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez

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This Disney animated film surprisingly has a musical score (not just the songs) worth analyzing cue by cue.

 

In addition, there are a series of leitmotifs Christophe Beck incorporated into the score in order to being “a cohesive musical journey from beginning to end”.

 

Scroll down below and you will see a cue list with time stamps from the movie indicating which music cue plays.

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1m1a Opening (Vuelie)
1m1b Frozen Heart (Song)
1m1c Frozen Heart Outro
1m2 Elsa's Powers
1m3 The Trülls
1m4 Wanna Build A Snowman (Song)
1m5 Three Years Later
1m6 For The First Time In Forever (Song)
 

2m7 Meet Hans
2m8 Coronation Choir
2m9 Queen Of Arendelle
2m10 Party Source #1
2m11 Fanfare
2m12 Party Source #2
2m13 Party Source #3
2m14 It Just Can't
2m15 Anna Dances With Hans
2m16 Love Is An Open Door (Song)
2m18 Party Source #4
2m20 Elsa Flees
2m21 Anna Pursues
2m22 Let It Go (Song)
2m23 Anna Travels


3m24 Oaken's Sauna
3m25 Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People (Song)
3m26 We Leave Now
3m28 Wolves
3m29 This Way To The North Mountain
3m31 Meet Olaf
3m32 In Summer (Song)
3m33 Arendelle Is Frozen
3m34 Hans Needs Volunteers
3m35 Climbing The Mountain
3m36 Elsa's Palace
3m37 Sister Talk
3m38 For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)
3m39 Marshmallow Rises


4m40 Marshmallow Chase
4m41 Don't Come Back
4m42 Anna's Hair
4m44 Meet the Experts
4m45 Kristoff's Home

4m46 Fixer Upper (Song)
4m47 Ice In Anna's Heart
4m48 Hans Captures Elsa
4m49 Elsa Imprisoned
4m50 Return To Arendelle
4m52 Hans' Plan
4m53 Elsa Charged With Treason
 

5m55 Anna and Olaf
5m56 Snowstorm
5m57 Anna Saves Elsa
5m58 The Great Thaw
5m59 Happily Ever After
5m60 Ending

 

Here's the cue list. Posting other stuff soon.

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2 hours ago, musictheorist said:

2m7 Meet Hans
4m48 Han's Captures Elsa

Meet Hans. Meet Han.

 

Han's Captures Elsa/Han Captures Elsa

This could be what old Solo was doing after ROTJ! And he had a kid with Elsa, solving Rey's parent problem and explaining why she's so powerful (just wait, Ep. IX she freezes Kylos heart).

 

@musictheorist thank you for posting the cue list. I presume you're going to post analysis and review the score? If so I look forward to your next post.

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4 hours ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

Meet Hans. Meet Han.

 

Han's Captures Elsa/Han Captures Elsa

This could be what old Solo was doing after ROTJ! And he had a kid with Elsa, solving Rey's parent problem and explaining why she's so powerful (just wait, Ep. IX she freezes Kylos heart).

 

@musictheorist thank you for posting the cue list. I presume you're going to post analysis and review the score? If so I look forward to your next post.

On 4m48, it was a typo. It meant to be say "Hans Captures Elsa". I fixed. It was the working title for the track "Summit Siege" on the album.

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REPOSTING because of typo on title.

 

Songs: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Score: Christophe Beck.

 

This Disney animated film surprisingly has a musical score (not just the songs) worth analyzing cue by cue.

 

In addition, there are a series of leitmotifs Christophe Beck incorporated into the score in order to being “a cohesive musical journey from beginning to end”.

 

1m1a Opening (Vuelie)
1m1b Frozen Heart (Song)
1m1c Frozen Heart Outro
1m2 Elsa's Powers
1m3 The Trülls
1m4 Wanna Build A Snowman (Song)
1m5 Three Years Later
1m6 For The First Time In Forever (Song)
 

2m7 Meet Hans
2m8 Coronation Choir
2m9 Queen Of Arendelle
2m10 Party Source #1
2m11 Fanfare
2m12 Party Source #2
2m13 Party Source #3
2m14 It Just Can't
2m15 Anna Dances With Hans
2m16 Love Is An Open Door (Song)
2m18 Party Source #4
2m20 Elsa Flees
2m21 Anna Pursues
2m22 Let It Go (Song)
2m23 Anna Travels


3m24 Oaken's Sauna
3m25 Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People (Song)
3m26 We Leave Now
3m28 Wolves
3m29 This Way To The North Mountain
3m31 Meet Olaf
3m32 In Summer (Song)
3m33 Arendelle Is Frozen
3m34 Hans Needs Volunteers
3m35 Climbing The Mountain
3m36 Elsa's Palace
3m37 Sister Talk
3m38 For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)
3m39 Marshmallow Rises


4m40 Marshmallow Chase
4m41 Don't Come Back
4m42 Anna's Hair
4m44 Meet the Experts
4m45 Kristoff's Home

4m46 Fixer Upper (Song)
4m47 Ice In Anna's Heart
4m48 Hans Captures Elsa
4m49 Elsa Imprisoned
4m50 Return To Arendelle
4m52 Hans' Plan
4m53 Elsa Charged With Treason
 

5m55 Anna and Olaf
5m56 Snowstorm
5m57 Anna Saves Elsa
5m58 The Great Thaw
5m59 Happily Ever After
5m60 Ending

 

You will be seeing a full analysis with time stamps from the movie indicating which music cue plays.

 

The motifs you hear in the movie are fragments of Kristy and Bobby's songs, Elsa's Theme, Anna's (Pursuit) Theme, Hans' Theme, Kristoff's Theme, The Trolls Theme, Marshmallow's Theme, Kristoff and Anna's Theme (not sure), and a there's a theme associated with a sense of urgent heard in the cues "Return to Arendelle", "Elsa Charged with Treason" and "Anna and Olaf", I'll just call it the urgent theme.

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First...

 

The motifs you hear in the movie are fragments of Kristy and Bobby's songs, Elsa's Theme, Anna's (Pursuit) Theme, Hans' Theme, Anna and Elsa's Sister Theme, Kristoff's Theme, The Trolls Theme, Marshmallow's Theme, Kristoff and Anna's Theme (not sure), and a there's a theme associated with a sense of urgent heard in the cues "Return to Arendelle", "Elsa Charged with Treason" and "Anna and Olaf", I'll just call it the urgent theme.

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