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BEFORE THE RAINBOW:
The Original Music of Oz

Performed by James Doyle / The Utensia Ensemble

Orchestrations by James Doyle, Hilding Anderson, Paul Tietjens, J. Bodewalt Lampe

This World Premiere Compact Disc features over an hour of music from the earliest Dramatizations of Oz.

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Listen to an Excerpt Track 1
"Transformation Theme"
(Opening Pantomime from
The Wizard of Oz)

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The CD begins with over twenty minutes of music from the 1903 Broadway hit THE WIZARD OF OZ composed by Paul Tietjens. Also represented are the wonderful scores to THE WOGGLE-BUG with music by Frederic Chapin (a musical comedy based on L. Frank Baum's THE LAND OF OZ), the 1913 Louis F. Gottschalk musical THE TIK-TOK MAN OF OZ, and Gottschalk's 1914 film score to THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ. The CD also contains music to seven songs composed by L. Frank Baum himself! All told the CD presents a vivid introduction to the early Broadway hit that catapulted Oz into the American consciousness.

"Atmospheric, evocative, and entertaining--an exemplary use of both the music and the mechanics involved in creating it. One of the things that most impressed me was the variety of sound and approach James Doyle managed to elicit from the synthesizers . . . the sound remains intrinsically true to the melodies and harmonies of eighty, ninety, one-hundred years ago and more."

-John Fricke (author of Judy Garland: World's Greatest Entertainer & The Pictorial History of The Wizard of Oz)

TRACK LISTINGS
Total Running Time 64:25

THE WIZARD OF OZ
(Paul Tietjens)

1. Opening Pantomime
2. Phantom Patrol
3. Waltz and Grand March
4. Finale Act I

5. THE WOGGLE-BUG
(Frederic Chapin)

SELECTION
Hobgoblins/Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, T. E./
My Little Maid of Oz/Doll and the Jumping Jack/
To the Victors Belong the Spoils/Patty Cake/
Sandman is Near/Equine Paradox/Soldiers


6. DOWN AMONG THE MARSHES
(L. Frank Baum)


7. THE TIK-TOK MAN OF OZ
(Louis F. Gottschalk)

Selection

 
 

8. THE MAID OF ARRAN
Six Songs by L. Frank Baum

THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ
(Louis F. Gottschalk)

9. Prelude / Ojo's Theme (Gloria's Dream Waltz)
10. Doctor Pipt / Jesseva and Danx
11. The Patchwork Girl
12. Munchkin Waltz
13. The Soldier with the Green Whiskers
14. The Woozy
15. The Hoppers
16. The Tottenhots
17. The Horners / The Lonesome Zoop
18. The Guardian of the Gate
19. The Dark Well
20. The Royal March

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