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The Sound of Music

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(Piano Solo Selections). 12 selections from the favorite musical. Includes: Climb Ev'ry Mountain * Do-Re-Mi * Edelweiss * Maria * My Favorite Things * Sixteen Going on Seventeen * The Sound of Music * and more.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Williamson Music Co. (first published May 12th 1960)
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Rolf and Liesl

[The gazebo in Captain von Trapp's garden. Enter ROLF and LIESL from opposite sides]

LIESL: Oh Rolf!

ROLF: Oh Liesl!

[They embrace passionately. Music starts up in background]

LIESL: I am sixteen, going on seventeen/I know--

ROLF: Can't we take a break for a moment? Let's do something else.

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Feb 01, 2016 Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got into the theatre too old to be a Von Trapp boy, too "character actor" to play Rolf, and too young to play the Captain or slimy Uncle Max. With these in mind, "The Sound of Music" will never be a good show for me as performer. I'm not even all that found of the material- but it endures as an American classic for a reason. The writing team was never better than they are on these songs, which have wormed into the world's cultural consciousness as though they genuinely have been around forever ...more
Sep 04, 2014 Tim rated it liked it
I'm rating the stage version, which is kind of clunky. Major improvements were made once the screenplay was written, including the fleshing out of the character of Captain Von Trapp, who is painfully dull in the original script. The songs, of course, are fantastic, but what's in between them isn't always the most engaging material in its original form.

As for the screen version, what can I say? It's a classic. Not without its little flaws, but there's a reason it's so beloved.
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Shelves: on-my-shelf
A wonderful story come to life on pages. It was an enjoyable experience to read one of the classic stories and have the images pop out of the book. This is definitely a book children will enjoy with the interesting classic story combined with fun and artistic pop-outs that will catch any child's attention. Even some of the older age groups.
Dec 27, 2011 Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: plays, worked-on
Designed and built one dress for this play. Learned a lot through that. Also was Sister Bernice. Gotta' love those nuns, and a dancer in the ballroom scene....oh, and the runner up in the contest who can't stop bowing. Great songs that you'll sing your whole life.
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