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Over The Rainbow
Digital Sheet Music
By Judy Garland

Piano Solo - Level 4 - Digital Download
By Judy Garland. By Harold Arlen. Arranged by Rupert Austin. Broadway, Film/TV, Jazz, Musical/Show, Standards. Score. 6 pages. Rupert Austin #5773775. Published by Rupert Austin (A0.713501).

Item Number: A0.713501

An arrangement of the timeless classic song that combines the rich harmonic palette of the jazz idiom with some keyboard techniques of the 19th century romantic composers. Performance duration is about 3 minutes 45 seconds, and a performance can be viewed at

A six bar introduction hints at the bridge of the song before the first two verses are presented; the first with chordal writing and the second introducing some left hand arpeggios. The first appearance of the bridge stays close to the original. This is followed by two more verses where the right hand takes flight with figurations that at first outline the famous melody, before the roulades of notes lose sight of the melody and instead weave around the harmonic changes. At bar 48 the bridge reappears with the melody incorporated into a right hand figuration inspired by passages from a Chopin etude (Op. 25, No. 11). However, the much slower tempo makes this section far more approachable than Chopin's fearsome etude. At bar 56 an earlier version of the verse is repeated, which then leads to the close. 

A flexible tempo should be used, with generous rubato in appropriate places. In particular, bar 41 should not sound rushed and tempo can be held back significantly here. Fingering suggestions are given in many places, but these will not suit all hands. The closest attention to fingering is required in bars 48-49 and 52-54. The dynamic markings should be viewed as a rough guide and the performer is encouraged to find their own interpretation.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Brenda S.Parker
    South Florida
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  • August 05, 2020 Excellent arrangement

    Very well and beautifully arranged with suggested fingering written in. Very playable. Really love playing it.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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