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Song of the Day #679

Song of the Day: Climb Ev'ry Mountain features the words of Oscar Hammerstein II and the music of today's birthday boy, Richard Rodgers. It is a highlight from one of my favorite all-time musicals, "The Sound of Music," sung in the 1965 film version by the character Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood. Listen to audio clips of this uplifting song from the 1965 soundtrack album, as well as from the original 1959 Broadway production, the 1961 London production, the 1987 studio cast album, and the 1998 Broadway revival.

Comments

Thank you for the much-needed reminder of this song. It's one of my favorites, from a movie I also enjoy very much.

As an aside: I just saw an article in that bastion of intellectuality, "People" that four great-grandchildren of one of the real Von Trapp children perform as singers today, and they are making a Christmas movie.

Sunni, glad you liked the selection, and Peri, thanks for that reminder. I saw a feature on that as well...