How Far I’ll Go

How Far I'll Go
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  1. 1.
    Accompaniment
    0:46
  2. 2.
    Full Score
    0:57
Instrument: 2-Part Choir
Words and Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Key: F Major
Arranged by: Audrey Snyder
Metronome: C = 80 (C=65 for vocal tracks)
Lyrics start: "I've been staring at the edge of the water long as I can remember, never really knowing why...."

“How Far I’ll Go” is a song from Disney‘s 2016 animated feature film Moana. It was written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

This version is arranged for 2-Part Choir with piano accompaniment.

The song was performed in the film by American actress and singer Auli’i Cravalho in her role as Moana. It was released along with the album on November 18, 2016. Canadian singer Alessia Cara also recorded the song for the Moana soundtrack. The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 89th Academy Awards and Best Original Song at the 74th Golden Globe Awards but lost both to “City of Stars” from La La Land.

“How Far I’ll Go” was composed as Moana’s “I Want” song, following in the long tradition of “I Want” songs in 1990s Disney animated musicals.  It replaced an earlier attempt called “More”, for which the demo version recorded by Marcy Harriell was released as an outtake on the deluxe version of the soundtrack album. Although Miranda has stressed that he is still “very proud of” the song as a first draft, “More” was not good enough in retrospect because it merely expressed Moana’s vague desire to see more since she had already figured out everything about the island.  In contrast, “How Far I’ll Go” expresses a deeper, richer message: Moana’s struggle with the irresistible impulse to explore beyond the reef notwithstanding her genuine love for her island, her family, and her people.[2][3] As Miranda explained to People: “To me that’s much more complicated than, ‘I hate it here and I want to get out,’ … To say, ‘I love it here, I love my parents, but why can’t I stop walking to the ocean and fantasizing about getting out of here?’ And questioning that instinct? It’s even more confusing. And that’s a valid story too.”

To make himself write a song more compelling than “More”, Miranda “went method“. According to Miranda, he locked himself in his childhood bedroom at his parents’ residence for an entire weekend in order to force his mind back to age 16 (the same age as Moana in the film), a time when he was facing what seemed like an “impossible distance” between the reality of his pleasant middle-class childhood which had no connection to show business whatsoever, and his dreams of a career in show business. He was well aware that he was composing the next Disney “I Want” song after “Let It Go” and that whatever he wrote had to be different from “Let It Go”.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment (80bpm)
  • Accompaniment + Part 1 (65bpm)
  • Accompaniment + Part 2 (65bpm)
  • Accompaniment + Full Score (Both Parts) (65bpm)
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Product Description

“How Far I’ll Go” is a song from Disney‘s 2016 animated feature film Moana. It was written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

This version is arranged for 2-Part Choir with piano accompaniment.

The song was performed in the film by American actress and singer Auli’i Cravalho in her role as Moana. It was released along with the album on November 18, 2016. Canadian singer Alessia Cara also recorded the song for the Moana soundtrack. The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 89th Academy Awards and Best Original Song at the 74th Golden Globe Awards but lost both to “City of Stars” from La La Land.

“How Far I’ll Go” was composed as Moana’s “I Want” song, following in the long tradition of “I Want” songs in 1990s Disney animated musicals.  It replaced an earlier attempt called “More”, for which the demo version recorded by Marcy Harriell was released as an outtake on the deluxe version of the soundtrack album. Although Miranda has stressed that he is still “very proud of” the song as a first draft, “More” was not good enough in retrospect because it merely expressed Moana’s vague desire to see more since she had already figured out everything about the island.  In contrast, “How Far I’ll Go” expresses a deeper, richer message: Moana’s struggle with the irresistible impulse to explore beyond the reef notwithstanding her genuine love for her island, her family, and her people.[2][3] As Miranda explained to People: “To me that’s much more complicated than, ‘I hate it here and I want to get out,’ … To say, ‘I love it here, I love my parents, but why can’t I stop walking to the ocean and fantasizing about getting out of here?’ And questioning that instinct? It’s even more confusing. And that’s a valid story too.”

To make himself write a song more compelling than “More”, Miranda “went method“. According to Miranda, he locked himself in his childhood bedroom at his parents’ residence for an entire weekend in order to force his mind back to age 16 (the same age as Moana in the film), a time when he was facing what seemed like an “impossible distance” between the reality of his pleasant middle-class childhood which had no connection to show business whatsoever, and his dreams of a career in show business. He was well aware that he was composing the next Disney “I Want” song after “Let It Go” and that whatever he wrote had to be different from “Let It Go”.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment (80bpm)
  • Accompaniment + Part 1 (65bpm)
  • Accompaniment + Part 2 (65bpm)
  • Accompaniment + Full Score (Both Parts) (65bpm)

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Divisions

Full Score, Accompaniment, Part 1, Part 2