As one of the most famous songs of all time, Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz is a timeless treasure. Robert Oetomo’s masterful solo marimba arrangement has now been adapted to be accompanied by a trio of mallet players on vibraphones, glockenspiel, and a second marimba.
As in the marimba arrangement, it combines jazzy harmonies, quasi improvisation, and classical romantic influences to create a rendition that is mysterious, lyrical, and heartwarming. Meant to be played as if within a classical concerto setting, the arrangement represents an excellent vehicle for expressive ensemble playing. You’d be hard pressed to find a more beautifully adapted rendition of this classic song.