27333, SATB, $2.10
Date released: 2007
Sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, “Over the Rainbow” is one of the most famous and most widely sung songs in the world. Now it’s been arranged for choral groups by Mark Hayes. Unlike most arrangements, his version includes the opening verse, “When all the world is a hopeless jumble…heaven opens a magic lane”, which sets the stage for that famous opening octave in the melody. The piano part couldn’t be better, and the voice writing is impeccable. You’ll love singing Mark’s trademark harmonies. Fully orchestrated accompaniment CD and orchestration are available.