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The Sorcerers Apprentice (Fantasia) | Piano Sheet Music

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, with music by French composer Paul Dukas, is a magical 8-minute sequence, telling a very old fairy tale interpreted as a poem by Goethe, illustrating the dangers of power over wisdom.

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The Sorcerers Apprentice (Fantasia) | Piano Sheet Music by Paul Dukas


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The Deems Taylor narrative that opens the best-known segment of the Fantasia as follows:

And now we’re going to hear a piece of music that tells a very definite story. It’s a very old story, one that goes back almost 2,000 years, a legend about a sorcerer who had an apprentice. He was a bright young lad, very anxious to learn the business. As a matter of fact, he was a little bit too bright, because he started practicing some of the boss’s best magic tricks before learning how to control them.



6 thoughts on “The Sorcerers Apprentice (Fantasia) | Piano Sheet Music

  1. Really Great Posting. Sorry English is not so good please accept my apology. I am from Turkey and don’t type English so well. I’ve bookmarked this posting. Thanks!

  2. Can you find away to find for me a copy of the piano music by Deems Taylor, namely his Prelude and Fugue, of which I had a copy published in New City around 1940 or in the Thirties. My copy has gone to music heaven. I had first heard on the radio on a Sunday morning in 1943. It must be available in some private or university music department. I would like at least a photocopy.

    Thank you, John R. Gallup, Ph.D.

    1. Hi John,

      Deems Taylor was the host of the film. You would be looking for Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Minor. There is a free sheet music arrangement of the Prelude for piano solo on ( The whole thing should be available on the website. I hope you find what you are looking for.


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