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The Wizard of Oz

To mark the release of the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Matthew Sweet introduces film music that has been created for the adaptations of L Frank Baum's stories.

In the week that sees the release of "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return", Matthew Sweet looks back on some of the film music that has been created for the adaptations of L Frank Baum's stories of Dorothy and her friends in the land of Oz - not least the much-loved classic starring Judy Garland, in this, its 75th anniversary year.

The programme also features music from The Wiz, Journey Back to Oz, Return to Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful, plus others - and part of Toby Chu's new score for "Legends of Oz".

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1 hour

Music Played

  • Harold Arlen

    WIZARD OF OZ (1939): Over the Rainbow

    • WIZARD OF OZ.
    • BAMBOODI.
    • 2.
  • Harold Arlen

    THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939): End Titles

    Performer: Cast.
    • WIZARD OF OZ SOUNDTRACK.
    • 29.
  • Harold Arlen

    THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939): If I Was King Of The Forest/Courage

    Performer: Bert Lahr.
    • ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK REMASTERED.
    • BROKEN AUDIO.
    • 9/10.
  • Harold Arlen

    THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939): Munchkinland Sequence

    Performer: Cast.
    • PREMIERE SOUNDTRACKS : CDODEON7.
    • PREMIERE SOUNDTRACKS.
    • 4-13.
  • Harold Arlen

    THE WIZARD OF OZ(1939): If I Only Had a Brain

    Performer: Ray Bolger. Performer: Cast.
    • PREMIERE SOUNDTRACKS : CDODEON7.
    • PREMIERE SOUNDTRACKS.
    • 15.
  • Harold Arlen

    WIZARD OF OZ(1939): Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • WIZARD OF OZ.
    • BAMBOODI.
  • Harold Arlen

    THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939): We're Off To See The Wizard

    Performer: Cast.
    • PREMIERE SOUNDTRACKS : CDODEON7.
    • PREMIERE SOUNDTRACKS.
    • 20.
  • Michael Giacchino

    THE MUPPETS WIZARD OF OZ (2005): When I'm With You

    Performer: Ashanti.
    • WALT DISNEY : 3586932.
    • WALT DISNEY.
    • 2.
  • Sammy Cahn

    Journey Back to OZ (1962): A Faraway Land/BRANE/If You're Going To Be A Witch

    Performer: Liza Minnelli. Performer: Mickey Rooney. Performer: Ethel Merman.
    • SCREENLAND RECORDS.
  • Danny Elfman

    OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (2013): Fireside Dance

    • Parlophone.
    • 6.
  • Charlie Smalls

    THE WIZ (1978): Ease On Down the Road

    Performer: Michael Jackson. Performer: Diana Ross.
    • The Wiz.
    • MCA.
    • 9.
  • Paul Tietjens

    When You Love Love Love

    Performer: Thomas Whitbred.
    • The Wizard of Oz (1903 Music Play).
    • HUNGRY TIGER PRESS.
    • 9.
  • David Shire

    RETURN TO OZ (1985): Return to Oz Rag March

    • BAY CITIES : BCD3001.
    • BAY CITIES.
    • 12.

Broadcast

  • Sat 24 May 2014 16:00

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