Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg “The Wizard of Oz” Full Orchestral Score

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From the songs to the arrangements, it’s all in one volume. Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg (long-time collaborators in both the Broadway and Hollywood worlds) penned some of the most-beloved and enduring songs ever. Film composer Herbert Stothart was then tasked to take that material and weave the melodies into the musical fabric. No stone was left unturned and every member of the orchestra is given melodies to play, alongside very clever orchestral accompaniment. Included in the score is an analysis of each musical cue preceded by a brief history. As always, scene descriptions run along the top staff to aid in following the score with the film, or just with the soundtrack. Something new included is a piano reference staff underneath the main orchestral layout that composers will find invaluable. Composers will find this distilled information useful for a quick study reference. This way, the harmonies will be easy to understand, while the composer can glance up at the orchestration. Take a peek at some sample pages. Long-time customers will notice a stunning new layout design with less obtrusive time signatures. New look, new fonts, but same quality. 460 pages, 9×12 inches. Paperbound, printed in U.S.A.

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Contents

1. Main Title
2. Trouble In School
3. Intro
4. Over The Rainbow
5. Miss Gulch “The Ultimate Witch”
6. Leaving Home
7. Crystal Gazing
8. Cyclone
9. Munchkinland
9b. Glinda Insert
10. I’m Not A Witch
11. Munchkin Musical Sequence
12. Threatening Witch
13. Leaving Munchkinland
14. Yellow Brick Road
15. The Cornfield
16. If I Only Had A Brain
17. We’re Off To See The Wizard
18. The Apple Orchard
19. If I Only Had A Heart
20. Witch On Roof
21. We’re Off To See The Wizard
22. Into The Forest Of Beasts
23. If I Only Had The Nerve
24. We’re Off To See The Wizard
25. Poppies
26. The Spell
27. Optimistic Voices
28. Sign On The Gate
29. The Merry Old Land Of Oz
30. Change Of The Guard
31. If I Were King Of The Forest
32. At The Gates
33. Magic Smoke Chords
34. The Haunted Forest
35. The Jitterbugs Attack
36. The Witch’s Castle
36b Witch’s Castle Insert
37. Over The Rainbow, Reprise
38. March Of The Winkies
39. Dorothy’s Rescue
40. On The Castle Wall
41. Guards’ Reaction
42. The Wizar’s Exposè
43. Emerald City Graduation Exercises
44. Fill In Awards
45. I Was Floating Through Space
46. Balloon Ascension
47. I Hereby Decreee
48. Delirious Escape
49. End Cast

5 reviews for Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg “The Wizard of Oz” Full Orchestral Score

  1. Caleb Nelson

    This book offers a rare opportunity to study in detail a film score from the 1930’s. Herbert Stothart had such a particular musical style. It’s amazing to see all the detail that orchestrators like Murray Cutter, George Bassman and Paul Marquardt put into this very influential music. Ken Darby’s memorable choral arrangements are also included. Hopefully, this is the first of many scores from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s that will be available to study.

  2. Alex Hoffman (verified owner)

    I’m thrilled to have such an iconic score available for study! The brief analysis and overview of each cue is a great resource as well as the piano reference line. There is lots of variation between album recordings and the final film cuts, but Omni has handled it in an easy to follow and unobtrusive way to give you a great experience while listening to either. Fans of musical theater, classic films, and good music should consider purchasing a copy!

  3. Alex Hoffman (verified owner)

    I’m thrilled to have such an iconic score available for study! The brief analysis and overview of each cue is a great resource as well as the piano reference line. There is lots of variation between album recordings and the final film cuts, but Omni has handled it in an easy to follow and unobtrusive way to give you a great experience while listening to either. Fans of musical theater, classic films, or great music should consider purchasing a copy!

  4. Mike Barry (verified owner)

    I’m so pleased to own this piece of musical history. When it comes to scores of this age (especially those with song settings) there are hardly any resources available to any student. I look forward to more scores of this age!

  5. Taylor

    This is absolutely incredible! I never imagined I would get my hands on this, yet here we are! Such an amazing score that is enriched with timeless music. I hope any music lover and any “Wizard of Oz” fans get this score! It’s that amazing!

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