Composed by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Harold Arlen. Easy Piano Vocal Selections. TV-Film-Musical-Show. Book [Softcover]. Composed 2015. 40 pages. Wise Publications #MUSAM1010284. Published by Wise Publications (HL.14043623).
Item Number: HL.14043623
ISBN 9781783058785. 9x12 inches.
As one of Hollywood's most memorable films, and perhaps the greatest screen adaptation of a novel ever, the 1939 Wizard Of Oz brought the words to music, entrenching the songs in popular culture and ensuring theirtimelessness. With this Easy Piano sheet music book, you can learn every song from the hit movie in simplified arrangements with selected fingering.
There were other film adaptations of L. Frank Baum's bookbefore and after it, but the 1939 version, starring Judy Garland, remains the one where visual imagination and unforgettable songs gave us a definitive version. What 'Yip' Harburg and Harold Arlen created was a film bursting withunforgettable musical sequences, putting their talented songwriting brains together to produce this most famous of musicals. Obviously, a song like Over The Rainbow needs no introduction, winning an Academy Award forresonating with our desire for something better, and becoming especially prescient given the world war about to erupt.
The rest of Harburg & Arlen's songs for the film are just as evocative, instantlyconjuring Dorothy's legendary journey from Kansas to Oz and back. An absolute pleasure to perform, these songs belie their 75-year vintage and sound as fresh today as they did when audiences were first thrilled to hear them in thecinema. In this Wizard Of Oz sheet music song book, every song from the film is included, Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, We're Off To See The Wizard, Follow The Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had ABrain and If I Only Had A Heart, plus more.
Arranged for Easy Piano, each fantastic song includes Piano parts that have been simplified so that you'll be able to playthem with ease. It also features chord symbols and full lyrics, as well as selected fingering guides so that you'll know which fingers should go where. It really is everything you need to learn the songs as closely as possible to.