WHEN YOU BELieVE
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
From the 1998 Dreamworks feature, 'The Prince Of Egypt', & premiering as a full stage musical of the West End in 2020. This song was also released as a pop version for the credits of the movie, sung by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. You may know composer Stephen Schwartz from his hit musicals, 'Wicked' & 'Godspell'.
'The Prince of Egypt' is a retelling of the story of Exodus, from the Bible. 'When You Believe' sees Tzipporah and Miriam, and a chorus of people departing from the slavery of Egypt to the Red Sea and the Promised Land.
"When You Believe" won the Academy Award for Best Song at the 1999 Academy Awards.
Performance tip - this song builds and builds, before dropping out to a thin textured ending, up until the final growing chords. Really tune into the dynamic (volume) changes throughout, for an exciting and climatic performance.