The Wizard of Oz

No. 3 on The American Film Institute’s top 10 Greatest Movie Musicals Of All Time
In the Top 10 of The American Film Institute’s Top 100 Greatest American Films of All Time
Winner of 2 Academy Awards for music: Best Music, Original Song; Best Music, Original Score

There's no place like home

When you hear (and see!) Judy Garland singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” accompanied by a full symphony orchestra in one of the top three film musicals of all time, according to the American Film Institute, you’ll know you’re in a special place and time, a performance of a wondrous film and that there is no place like home.

Program Information

Film Credits

Judy Garland — Dorothy Gale
Frank Morgan — Prof. Marvel / Emerald City doorman / The cabbie / The Wizard’s guard / The Wizard of Oz
Ray Bolger — Hunk / The Scarecrow
Bert Lahr — Zeke / The Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley — Hickory / The Tin Man
Billie Burke — Glinda, the Good Witch
Margaret Hamilton — Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch
Charley Grapewin — Uncle Henry and the Munchkins


Screenplay by
Noel Langley
Florence Ryerson
Edgar Allan Woolf


Directed by
Victor Fleming


Produced by
Mervyn LeRoy


Music by
Harold Arlen (songs)
Herbert Stothart


Film Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.


Production Credits

Producer: John Goberman

Original orchestrations reconstructed by: John Wilson and Andrew Cottee

Technical Supervisor: Pat McGillen

Music Preparation: Larry Spivack

Running Time: 102 minutes

The producer wishes to acknowledge the contributions and extraordinary support of John Waxman (Themes & Variations).


A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.


3 flutes (2nd doubles alto and optional piccolo, 3rd doubles piccolo)

2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn)

4 clarinets (3rd doubling alto sax)

1 bass clarinet

2 bassoon (2nd doubles contra)

4 French horns

3 trumpets

3 trombones

1 tuba


3 percussion (1 drum set, 2 percussion)

2 harps (2nd harp optional)

2 keyboard: 1 plays piano/celeste, the other plays piano/synth

1 guitar/banjo (optional)



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