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Piece Title : Over the Rainbow
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Intermediate
Composer / Arranger : Arlen, Harold / Oetomo, Robert
Composer / Arranger Details:
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : 5 Octave Marimba (Low C)
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2014 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

This arrangement of Harold Arlen’s Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz was created with the intention of having a combination of jazz influences (harmonies and quasi improvisation) and classical romantic influences (runs, ornaments, and flourishes), yet maintaining the simplicity of the melody and harmony of the original song.

The original song was first recorded in 1938 by Judy Garland. It was then made famous from the release of the film, The Wizard of Oz, in 1939.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There`s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I`ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That`s where you`ll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can`t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can`t I?

– Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
This arrangement received its world premiere performance by the arranger himself in December 2013 at St. Josef Kirche, Mannheim-Lindenhof, Germany.

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