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Sheet Music: Over the Rainbow

TitleOver the Rainbow
from The Wizard of Oz
Alternate titlesSomewhere Over the Rainbow
ComposerHarold Arlen (1905–1986)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeF#4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (61 kB) (preview)
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Date added2009-08-12
Last updated2009-08-12
CategoriesBallads, Film music, Jazz

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Wednesday 12 August 2009

Tune of the Day: Over the Rainbow

Jazz standard from “The Wizard of Oz”
A Rainbow

This classic melody, often referred to as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, was written by Harold Arlen for the movie The Wizard of Oz, in which it was sung by Judy Garland as Dorothy.

The song is number one of the “Songs of the Century” list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. It was even adopted (along with Irving Berlin's “White Christmas”) by American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States.