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The Sound of Music Soundtrack

Music review by
Marina Torres-Nemeth, Common Sense Media
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This is lyrical, beautifully textured music.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Maria is a strong example of a brave young woman in search of her destiny. "I Have Confidence" offers a great lesson in examining---and confronting--your fears. Ask kids how the song's changing music reflects this development.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 12 year old Written byTsion April 9, 2008

Clean, Wonderful Soundtrack!

There is nothing at all to worry about. Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews have beautiful voices. Share it with your kids!
Parent Written byCooldee October 14, 2012

Upbeat songs and movie for you and your entire family to watch over and over again!

The Soundtrack and the movie are very upbeat and positive. The 2 songs that I recommend for you and your family to sing out loud are My Favorite Things and Do-... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byYoshifan007ire August 16, 2011

best musical of all time

song quality is sublime along with the angelic voices of julie andrews and chirs plummer
Teen, 15 years old Written byanimalloverkt April 9, 2008

The best Rogers & Hammerstein EVER!!!!!

This is a wonderful, fabulous soundtrack for kids of all ages. It teaches the musical scale while kids can have fun with it. I am 13, and this is my absolute... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE SOUND OF MUSIC SOUNDTRACK, from the movie based on the memoirs of Maria Von Trapp, is a wonderful story about finding oneself, opening closed hearts, creating family, and holding to one's personal values. Julie Andrews stars as Maria (the \"failed\" nun who takes a job as nanny to a widower's seven children), and she has never sounded better. With her lively spirit---and these wonderful songs--Maria captures the children's hearts and their father's. The liner notes offer information on the legendary musical theater team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Is it any good?

Winner of five Academy Awards in 1966 (including Best Music and Best Picture), The Sound of Music stands as an all-time classic to be shared with your children. These songs (and their inspiring messages) are among movieland's best. You may pass over the nun's choruses and the wobbly "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" after the first few listens -- but this is still entertaining, uplifting music for all to enjoy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how music helps you get through tough and trying times. Then (to prove the point) create personal lyrics to "My Favorite Things" or sing out in the chorus numbers. The movie's story can also be used as a springboard to teach older children about the Nazi regime and the Holocaust.

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