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Prince of Egyptmusic and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

The Prince of Egypt as a Stage Musical

DreamWorks Theatricals is in the process of developing a stage adaptation of the movie musical The Prince of Egypt, with music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz. It also features a book by Philip LaZebnik (writer of Mulan, Pocahontas, and co-writer on the movie screenplay for The Prince of Egypt). A reading of the first act was held July 11, 2015. No completion date has been projected. RIGHTS: Do you dream of staging The Prince of Egypt musical at your local theatre? The production rights are not yet available for licensing but finally there is hope for the future. For future updates related to composer Schwartz, subscribe to The Schwartz Scene newsletter. Read a Q and A with Stephen Schwartz regarding the stage version in The Schwartz Scene issue 57.

Prince of Egypt Soundtrack and "When You Believe" Recordings Compact Disk icon

BUY IN USA: 1998 soundtrack for The Prince of Egypt

BUY IN EUROPE: The Prince of Egypt Ost

Includes When You Believe, Deliver Us/River Lullaby, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven's Eyes, Playing with the Big Boys, The Plagues

Mp3s of Prince of Egypt songs - Enjoy many versions of popular songs "When You Believe," "Through Heaven's Eyes" and other songs.

Celtic Woman albumCeltic Woman sings "When You Believe" - music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Songs From The Heart  

Mariah Carey 1's - Includes "When You Believe"

Leon Jackson - Xfactor When You Believe 

When You Believe Karaoke Accompaniment track"When You Believe" KARAOKE Accompanying tracks

Sing The Hits Of Whitney Houston (Karaoke)

This Whitney Houston accompaniment track recording produced by Pocketsongs includes "When You Believe." It's 4 minutes and 36 seconds long and starts in the key of D and then shifts to F#

British diva Alison Jiear offers a most beautiful rendition of this moving song from The Prince of Egypt on her album, which also includes Schwartz songs "Forgiveness' Embrace."

Defying GravitySchwartz biography Chronicles The Prince of Egypt's Development Story

Read about the movie's creative development in the new Stephen Schwartz biography.

It includes photographs of Stephen's trip to Egypt to prepare for this movie and fascinating details on the songwriting. Defying Gravity [opens new browser window]

You'll enjoy the songs even more when you read about the songs like "When You Believe," "Deliver Us," "All I Ever Wanted," and "Through Heaven's Eyes." Lyrics for "Through Heaven's Eyes" are included.

DVD /Instant Rental for The Prince of Egypt DVDThe Prince of Egypt - DVD DreamWorks, 1999

USA and Canada: DVD Buy The Prince of Egypt or in EUROPE: The Prince Of Egypt DVD

Instant Rental The Prince of Egypt

Don't miss the extra DVD features

The DVD of The Prince of Egypt, has a couple of incredible extras. The multi-language performance of "When You Believe" brought tears to my eyes. It goes through the whole song with dubbed in vocals in many languages.

The feature on "The Making of The Prince of Egypt" is videotaped or filmed spots with many of the people involved including Speilberg, Katzenberg, Val Kilmer, and all the other stars plus animators, Hans Zimmer, etc. It has a fairly long section (well, maybe 4 minutes) with Stephen Schwartz, where he makes comments on some of his original songs, plays the piano, and talks to performers. We also see a few seconds with him in Egypt during his November 1995 trip to the region with Katzenberg and about a dozen others.

This segment on him shows what I might call the "focused" Stephen, so it's only a tiny window on the guy and his work but I think it gives people who have never met him a little bit of a sense of who he is, in the context of one of his favorite projects. We also see Steve Hickner and others explaining the significance of Stephen's contribution to the film. The whole feature will really add to your awe of what is already an awe-inspiring film.--Carol de Giere, webmaster

Sheet Music for The Prince of Egypt Prince of Egypt Sheet Music

Prince of Egypt Songbooks and Individual Sheet Music

The best source for printed music for The Prince of Egypt is Sheet Music Plus: Sheet Music Plus [new browser window] (opens new browser window) for piano/vocal; concert band, When You Believe for concert band and choir, "WhenYou Believe" Scored For: SAT Choir, etc. Also available from them: A showtrax CD for "When You Believe."

You can also find Instand Downloadable Digital files at the prince of egypt

 

"When You Believe" Lyrics

Lyrics to "When You Believe" below. Press here for "Through Heaven's Eyes"

"When You Believe" Movie Version Lyrics:

"When you believe"

Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear-
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood.
Now we are not afraid-
Although we know there's much to fear.
We were moving mountains long before we knew we could!

There can be miracles
When you believe-
Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill.
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will,
You will when you believe.

In this time of fear,
When prayer so often proved in vain,
Hope seemed like the summer birds
Too swiftly flown away.
Yet now I'm standing here
With heart so full Ii can't explain,
Seeking faith and speaking words
I never thought I'd say.

There can be miracles
When you believe-
Though hope is frail,
It's hard to kill.
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will,
You will when you believe.

A~shi~ra i'a~don~ai ki ga~oh ga~ah
(i will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously)

A~shi~ra l'a~don~ai ki ga~oh ga~ah
(i will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously)

Mi~cha~mo~cha ba~elim adonai
(who is like you, oh Lord, among the celestial)

Mi~ka~mo~cha ne~dar~ ba~ko~desh
(who is like you, majestic in holiness)

Na~chi~tah v'~chas~d'~cha am zu ga~al~ta
(in your love, you lead the people you redeemed)

Na~chi~tah v'~chas~d~cha am zu ga~al~ca
(on your love, you lead the people you redeemed)

A~shi~ra, a~shi~ra, a-shi~ra...
(i will sing, i will sing, i will sing...)

There can be miracles
When you believe-
Though hope is frail,
It's hard to kill.
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will-
Now you will,
You will when you believe.
You will when you believe.


Pop single bridge lyrics

They don't always happen when you ask.
And it's easy to give in to your fear.
But when you're blinded by your pain,
Can't see your way clear through the rain
A small, but still resilient voice
Says help is very near.

Pop version has additional music by "Babyface" Edmonds.

WHEN YOU BELIEVE - X FACTOR VERSION

WHEN YOU BELIEVE

Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains long
Before we knew we could

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe somehow you will
You will when you believe

Easy to despair
When all you hear is fear and lies
Easy just to run and hide
Too frightened to begin
But if we dare to dare
Don't wait for answers from the skies
Each of us can look inside
And hear this song within:

You can do miracles
Etc., repeat chorus
You will when you believe

They don't always happen when you ask
And it's easy to give in to your fear
But when you're blinded by your faith
Can't see your way clear through the rain
A small but still resilient voice
Says hope is very near

There can be miracles
Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe somehow you will
Now you will
You will when you believe
You will when you believe

Links to Relevant Websites

Subscribe to The Schwartz Scene newsletter to stay updated on the work of The Prince of Egypt songwriter Stephen Schwartz.

For a wonderfully rich book on the movie, see Charles Solomon's book The Prince of Egypt in a library or buy it: The Prince of Egypt : A New Vision in... [new browser window]

Read Q and As with composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz about The Prince of Egypt on the StephenSchwartz.com discussion forum archives. StephenSchwartz.com forum archives

Screen It offers to parents a detailed review Prince of Egypt.

Prince of Egypt at Big Cartoon Database - This site includes a huge list of credits, awards, etc.

Film Info

Original songs are by Stephen Schwartz. The Prince of Egypt was DreamWorks' first animated movie project, released in 1998. Schwartz's songs offer much of the core emotional impact of the film, from the seven-minute opening number "Deliver Us" through the moving, academy award-winning song "When You Believe."

Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell who sang "Through Heaven's Eyes"

Cast (in credits order)
Val Kilmer .... Moses/God (voice)
Ralph Fiennes .... Rameses (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer .... Tzipporah (voice)
Sandra Bullock .... Miriam (voice)
Jeff Goldblum .... Aaron (voice)
Danny Glover .... Jethro (voice)
Patrick Stewart .... Pharaoh Seti I (voice)
Helen Mirren .... The Queen (voice)
Steve Martin .... Hotep (voice)
Martin Short .... Huy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Angel .... Additional Voices (voice)
Amick Byram .... Moses (singing voice)
Linda Dee Shayne .... The Queen (singing voice)
Sally Dworsky .... Miriam (singing voice)
Ofra Haza .... Yocheved (voice)
Brian Mitchell .... Jethro (singing voice) (as Brian Stokes Mitchell)
Hugh Panaro .... Additional singing
Jan Rabson .... Additional Voices (voice)
Eden Riegel .... Young Miriam
Mel Brooks .... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

A tribute to Ofra Haza

1957 - 2000

"Ofra Haza was one of the great artists it's been my privilege to work with, and I considered it our enormous good fortune that she consented to lend her talents and her passion to THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. In her magnificent voice and her beautiful soul, she embodied the beauty, mystery, heartbreak and joy of the Middle East to me. Others could have sung the notes, of course, but no one else in the world could have brought the kind of depth that Ofra did. Add to this that she was always entirely easy to work with, tireless, meticulous, and unfailingly good-humored. What a beautiful person and citizen of the world we have all lost in Ofra Haza." -- Stephen Schwartz


Musicals of Stephen Schwartz:

Music and Lyrics

The Baker's Wife, Children of Eden, Geppetto, Godspell, The Magic Show, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Wicked, Working (four of the songs)

Lyrics

Bernstein's Mass, Rags, Disney's Pocahontas, Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

More Songs by Stephen Schwartz

Reluctant Pilgrim, Uncharted Territory, Butterflies are Free theme song, Life with Mikey "Cold Enough to Snow" (lyrics) (Now on Uncharted Territory, Personals (Music for several songs), A My Name is Still Alice (one song), "Manchild Lullaby" (music), and "Rewriting History" (music) See recordings list.