Author(s): Laurence Maslon
"The Sound of Music" is one of the world's favourite musicals. Originally a Broadway musical by Rogers and Hammerstein, and then a movie, based on the book "The Von Trapp Family Singers" by Maria von Trapp, it contains many hit songs, including "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Every Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" and "The Lonely Goatherd", as well as the title song. It is now one of the best-loved films, and musical scores, of all time. Just typing in "sound of music"+film in Google gives you 169,000,000 entries. To celebrate the Christmas 2006 opening of Lloyd Webber's Sound of Music, Pavilion publish the authorized "Sound of Music Companion". Containing the libretto, stills from the movie and the old Broadway and new West End productions, this will be the most lavish companion. Everything a fan could want is here, including images from the now world-famous Sing-a-long-a Sound of Musics and the new reality TV series called "Find a Star" whose lucky winner will become the new Maria in the first cast of the musical. First published 2006.