"...To Die For" is one of four instrumental scores from the official soundtrack.
This score is typically identified as the music for the stampede scene. It can be heard from when Simba first sees the wildebeest stampede to when he flees his father's dead body per Scar's encouragement.
Much the same as its movie counterpart, the score heard in the stage musical has a similar rhythm and an almost identical tune. However, the main difference is that the stage musical uses more prominent vocals as well as a wider array of instruments. In the original cast recording, the score is titled "Stampede".
A reimagining of the full composition titled "Stampede" is played throughout the stampede scene. Throughout the score, it is played when the wildebeests charge down the gorge and the music even becomes intense when Mufasa and Simba are having trouble out of the gorge, where the intense melody becomes even more intense where Mufasa tries to ask for help, only for him to fall to his death, switching to a sorrowful melody. The score then ends where Simba is exiled from the Pride Lands as Scar takes place as new king.
- "...To Die For" was cut and edited for the official soundtrack. However, the complete score can still be heard in two separate parts, "Stampede" and "Mufasa Dies".
- Some important scenes that were cut from this track include:
- This score originally served as the background music for Zira's suicide.
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