Marching Band Music

Beyond the Rainbow (Full Instrumentation)

Style: Modern | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4

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Fly Beyond The Rainbow and straight on ‘til morning in this gorgeous retelling of the famous journey to Oz, featuring music from Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” and the soundtracks of “The Wizard Of Oz,” “Hook,” “Up,” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”


Composed by: Harburg, Arlen, Williams, Giacchino, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Menken, Schwartz
Arranged by: Key Poulan
Percussion by: Shawn Glyde and Dan Bryan
Originally commissioned by: Campbell H.S., Ewa Beach, HI - Gregg Akamine, Director
Available through Key Poulan Music once permissions are secured and paid for by the performing ensemble.
Duration: 7:03


Mvt. 1: "Flight to Paradise (Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Flight To Neverland) *Licensing Required" opens like a music box with the famous first phrase of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” before the full ensemble lifts off into the skies toward a new adventure. LICENSING REQUIRED
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Mvt. 2: "Paradise Above the Clouds (Carl Goes Up) *Licensing Required" utilizes fluttering woodwinds and dreamy chords to convey the beauty and wonder of floating, flying, and soaring through the limitless skies. Paradise awaits within the heavens just beyond the clouds. LICENSING REQUIRED
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Mvt. 3: "Nightmare (Infernal Dance / Night on Bald Mountain / Hellfire) *Licensing Required (Hellfire)" is the darkness waiting where Paradise promised to be. Nightmarish creatures, apparitions, ghouls, and demons close in as the music becomes a menacing dance. LICENSING REQUIRED
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Mvt. 4: "Beyond the Rainbow *Licensing Required" features “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in a bittersweet yet triumphant reprise. It was only a dream after all, but why does it have to end? LICENSING REQUIRED
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