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The Wizard of Oz: Selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Stage Production Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music and publisher of thousands of popular artists, is proud to announce the release of the piano/vocal songbook companion to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage production of The Wizard of Oz, featuring the time honored music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, plus new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

The Wizard of Oz the new highly-acclaimed stage production that premiered for London audiences, is now available as a collectible songbook, arranged for piano including lyrics and chord symbols. Fans of musicals to musicians and singers alike will enjoy singing and playing along to such classic songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “If I only Had a Brain,” including new favorites like “Wonders of the World,” “Bring Me the Broomstick,” “Red Shoes Blues,” and many more.

Regarded as one of the most commercially successful composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber builds upon the original Wizard of Oz story by contributing more than a half-dozen new, original songs that at last successfully adapt one of the most well-known movies for musical live theatre. As a bonus, the collectible songbook contains pages of brilliant full-color photos from the original London production.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on recycled paper.

The Wizard of Oz (00-38602) is now available at music retail stores and at alfred.com.

Titles: Nobody Understands Me * Over the Rainbow * Wonders of the World * Munchkinland / Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead * Follow the Yellow Brick Road * If I Only Had a Brain * If I Only Had a Heart * If I Only Had the Nerve / We're Off to See the Wizard * We're Outta the Woods * The Merry Old Land of Oz * Bring Me the Broomstick * Red Shoes Blues * The Rescue * Hail-Hail! The Witch Is Dead * The Wizard's Departure * Already Home.