The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music!
An Instant Classic
The Sound of Music is probably the most successful musical to ever be turned into a featured film. Personally, this musical was a huge part of my childhood. We would watch this several times a month at home as a family. We NEVER got tired of it, and it truly became a part of us.
Recently, The Sound of Music celebrated it's 45th anniversary. Promotion was pretty huge in the latter 2010 with special appearances on some of the most popular T.V. shows. For the first time in 45 years all of the Van Trapp children and parents (actors) got together for a special appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show . This really was something special for them and you could just see how much they all appreciated having The Sound of Music as part of their childhood. It was funny because even though they had not all been together in 45 years, they were talking and laughing as if they just finished the film merely days ago. It was amazing what they were able to remember, but at the same time when you are a part of something as large and phenomenal as The Sound of Music ...you do not forget the details!
If you do not own the soundtrack, you should! I purchased my copy for $9.00 at the local Walmart! (Talk about a great deal!) Anyhow, the 45th anniversary edition of the CD actually has a much clearer and better quality sound then previous recordings I have heard. It makes me even more excited to purchase the DVD!
Currently, I am watching musical after musical! The Sound of Music is yet another movie that I am using to train myself for the musical I am writing called The Frog Prince . The opening piece is actually quite similar to the open piece in The Sound of Music . I am really happy at how well is going, and I owe much of my composition talents to great musicians, songwriters, and composers that get me interested and excited in music. (Thank you Rogers and Hammerstein! )
Music is something that I feel has went down in quality over the years, and I hope to change that. However, when it comes down to what will stand in the next 50 years...people will still be talking about The Sound of Music , but they won't remember the big names today. Some things are just classics and will last forever. This is one of those cases!