G | | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Even though it was only briefly sung by Julie Andrews, she stated that Edelweiss is her favorite song from this musical.
The hills are alive with the sound of music / With songs they have sung for a thousand years. / The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. / My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
When Maria requests the family to "thank the Lord" when they are having their first meal together, she recites the Protestant grace and the Von Trapps pray in a Protestant manner with their hands folded and head bowed. Being a Catholic family, they would have started and finished with a sign of the cross, and the Catholic grace, "Bless us O Lord and these thy gifts" etc.
Salzburg, Austria, in the last Golden Days of the Thirties
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