Somewhere, Over The Rainbow
Over the Rainbow (often referred to as Somewhere Over the Rainbow ) is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by EY Harburg. It was written for the film The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by Judy Garland in the film. In the film, which is part of the song is sung by the MGM Orchestra in the opening credits. 20 minutes later, Garland as Dorothy singing Over The Rainbow, after trying unsuccessfully to get her aunt and uncle and hear a nasty incident involving dog Toto, Dorothy and Miss Gulch bad just that little Toto after beaten with a rake. Dorothy Aunt Em told her to find a place to stay out of trouble, which took the girl to go away by itself and sing the song. Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905-April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music. After writing over 400 songs, a.
Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music. He has written over 400 songs, some of which were known worldwide, Arlen is a highly respected contributor to the Great American Songbook. His 1938 song Over the Rainbow was voted the Twentieth Century No. 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America . Arlook Chaim Arlen was born in Buffalo, New York, a child of a Jewish cantor. His twin brother died the next day. He learned to play piano in his youth and formed a group as a young man. He had some local success as a pianist and singer and moved to New York City in its early 20s.He has worked as accompanist in vaudeville. At this point, he changed his name to Harold Arlen. Between 1926 and 1934, Arlen sometimes appeared as a singer of Buffalodians records, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti, Eddie Duchin Leo Reisman and usually sing their own compositions. In 1929, Arlen composed his first well-known song: Get Happy (with lyrics by Ted Koehler). Throughout the mid 1930′s Arlen and Koehler wrote shows for the Cotton Club, a popular night in Harlem.
Somewhere, Over The Rainbow by Alan Menken -Free Piano Sheet