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October 28, 2010

Von Trapp Family still singing

I received today my much anticipated new Blu Ray release of The Sound of Music and today also was the cast reunion on Oprah. As a kid my sister was in love with the film and played the soundtrack seemingly continuously for a year.. It was probably the first time I learnt to appreciate group singing and of course it is such a wonderful collection of songs. My daughter has already learnt most of them so there will be plenty of family singing in our home this weekend!

For those who don't know the story the Von Trapp family emigrated to the US after they fled Austria and toured successfully as a singing act - usually all a cappella. Here's a CD of the original group. The tradition of singing unaccompanied continues with the grand children who often perform a cappella. Here they are singing today on Oprah.

Posted by acapnews at October 28, 2010 9:32 PM


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