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When a show closes every episode with a musical number before the credits start . This work is a proposed Trope, Goodbye for now, until we meet again. —The Goodbye Song, Out of the Box . "So Long, Farewell" from The Sound Of Music. Quite atypically for PSB, the music shifts time signature back and forth between of Zweig's situation as he says farewell to Austria while simultaneously being fully atuned the English "until we meet again," but idiomatically simply "goodbye"). and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music—also set in Austria and even. Sound Of Music Interactive - So Long, Farewell Lyrics. We're good, but we could . 'The Sound of Music' Like You've Never Seen It Before! . Here, take a look back at some special moments from the film with stars Julie Andrews and Christopher . Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet and willingly I believeeee”. Leisl in.
I kept her up to date on what was going on, and soon our American Idol chats became weekly. I did a little happy dance and of course said yes! The Yummy Mummy Club and Erica made my dreams come true. I had always wanted to write in a space where other people would see my work, and there it was in black and white. Then, something amazing happened.
People liked what I was writing, people commented and told me they were going through the same things I was. People told me I had inspired them, and people told me they cried with me, they laughed with me, and they understood me.
It was such an amazing feeling. In my three years with YMC, I have made so many connections. I have met some truly amazing people, and I have made some wonderful friends.
She further explains that Do, Re, and Mi "are only the tools we use to build a song. When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most any thing. A quick-cut montage shows them walking, bicycling, riding in a carriage, and running.
In the carriage sequence, each of the children take one of the seven notes on the scale - Maria points to them with the buggy whip, creating a melody with their voices: The Captain returns home with his fiancee - the wealthy, glamorous Austrian Baroness, and Max Detweiler, a self-proclaimed "very charming sponge" and an impresario who mentions that "somewhere, a hungry little singing group is waiting for Max Detweiler to pluck it out of obscurity and make it famous at the Salzburg Folk Festival.
The Captain quickly dismisses the children's behavior: He compliments her as being "lovely, charming, witty, graceful, the perfect hostess, and Well, I would be an ungrateful wretch if I didn't tell you at least once that it was you who brought some meaning back into my life Have you made up Georg's mind yet?
Do I hear wedding bells? But not necessarily for me. What kind of talk's that? That is none of your business talk, Max. I am terribly fond of Georg and I will not have you toying with us. But I am a child. I like toys, so tell me everything.
Oh come on, tell Max every teensy, weensy, intimate disgusting detail. Well, let's just say I have a feeling I may be here on approval. Well, I approve of that. How can you miss? If I know you, darling, and I do, you will find a way. Oh, he's no ordinary man. When his wife died, she left him with a terrible heartache.
And when your husband died, he left you with a terrible fortune. Oh, Max, you really are a beast. You and Georg are like family to me. That's why I want to see you two get married. We must keep all that lovely money in the family. As Rolf throws small rocks at Liesl's window, he is caught by the Captain. Embarrassed, he makes a Heil Hitler gesture, and then delivers a telegram to Herr Detweiler, an apolitical bystander. The imminent political and military invasion-takeover of Austria by the Nazis is a subject of contention between them, and the Captain refuses to surrender: Oh Georg, he's just a boy.
Yes, and I'm just an Austrian. What's gonna happen's gonna happen. Just make sure it doesn't happen to you. You know I have no political convictions. Can I help it if other people do? Oh yes you can help it. You must help it. The children are spied canoeing on the lake - as they stand to greet their father in the unwieldy vessel, the boat overturns and capsizes, and everyone falls out.
The completely soaked von Trapps are whistled into a line, introduced to Baroness Schraeder, and then dismissed.
Still dripping wet, Maria is chastised for her conduct, for making playclothes out of common house drapes, and for encouraging their disobedience: Is it possible, or could I have just imagined? Have my children by any chance been climbing trees today? And where, may I ask, did they get these, uhm, these Oh, is that what you call them? I made them, from the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom They still had plenty of wear left.
The children have been everywhere in them. Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?! Straitjackets, if you'll forgive me. I will not forgive you for that. Children cannot do all the things they're supposed to do if they have to worry about spoiling their precious clothes they wear Well, they wouldn't dare.
They love you too much. They fear you too much. I don't wish you to discuss my children in this manner. Well, you've got to hear from someone. You're never home long enough to know them. I said I don't want to hear any more from you about my children. I know you don't, but you've got to! Outspoken, she pleads for him to get to know and love his children more completely, as she does: Strains of "The Sound of Music" come from inside - the song that Maria taught them to sing for the Baroness.
He enters the living room and watches his children performing - he is visibly touched, sings the remainder of the song, and hugs all of them. The Captain realizes his grave error in judgment and apologizes to Maria as she goes up the stairs to pack: I don't know my children You've brought music back into the house.
Fraulein, I want you to stay. I ask you to stay more than you know. Marta has the task of dropping new backgrounds into place. After the show, the Captain compliments Maria - he has undergone a major change and defrosting of his personality due to her charm: My dear, is there anything you can't do?
Well, I'm not sure I'll make a very good nun. Oh, if you have any problems, I'd be happy to help you. Max makes a surprise announcement to the Captain regarding his discovery of a "most exciting entry for the Salzburg Folk Festival" - "a singing group all in one family They'll be the talk of the festival They'll be a sensation It's a wonderful idea, fresh, original.
Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever Max suggests that the Captain and his children be part of his "new act - the von Trapp Family Singers.
Herr Zeller Ben Wrighta Nazi supporter, is disturbed that an Austrian flag is audaciously displayed in the grand foyer of the mansion. One of the orchestral numbers is the "Laendler," an Austrian folk dance, which Maria demonstrates to the children on the outdoor patio. The Captain cuts in and dances with his children's nanny. When the couple looks into each other's eyes, they begin to fall in love - and Maria blushes.
The Baroness witnesses the dance's conclusion and the glow of their budding romance, and offers her insincere compliments: What a lovely couple you make. Afterwards, Max insists that Maria join the party - once she changes into more suitable party clothes: Is there a more beautiful expression of what is good in this country of ours than the innocent voices of our children? Oh, come now, Baron, would you have us believe that Austria alone holds a monopoly on virtue?
Herr Zeller, some of us prefer Austrian voices raised in song to ugly, German threats. The ostrich buries his head in the sand, and sometimes in the flag. He turns toward the Austrian flag. Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming - and it is coming, Captain - perhaps they would get further with you by setting their words to music. If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section. You flatter me, Captain.
Oh, how clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you. As Maria changes in her bedroom, the Baroness 'helps' Maria by telling her about the Captain's feelings and his dangerous attraction to her.
This fearful, confusing news and her own disoriented, romantic emotions prompt the novice to begin packing: Now, where is that lovely little thing you were wearing the other evening, when the Captain couldn't keep his eyes off you. Couldn't keep his eyes off me? Come, my dear, we are women. Let's not pretend we don't know when a man notices us The Captain notices everybody and everything. Well, there's no need to feel so defensive, Maria. You are quite attractive, you know. The Captain would hardly be a man if he didn't notice you.
Baroness, I hope you're joking. But I've never done a thing to But you don't have to, Maria. There's nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him. What makes it so nice is he thinks he's in love with you. But that's not true. Oh surely you've noticed the way he looks into your eyes.
And you know, uh, you blushed in his arms when you were dancing just now.
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Don't take it to heart. He'll get over it soon enough, I should think. Men do, you know. Then I should go. I mustn't stay here. As the scheming Baroness departs, she leaves with one under-handed word of encouragement about Maria's religious duties: In the next sequence, the Baroness clumsily attempts to play ball with the gloomy-looking children - but they are joyless and inconsolable after Maria's departure. Elsa plots a way to deal with the children: Without Maria, the down-hearted children sing "The Sound of Music" slowly and spiritlessly when Max rehearses them for the festival.
They cannot believe that Maria is permanently gone: She had to leave us - and that's all there is to it. Well, you're not going to have a governess anymore You're going to have a new mother We talked about it last night. And we're all going to be very happy.
The seven cheerless, depressed children dutifully kiss the cheek of their new 'mother' and then venture to town to try and visit Maria at the Abbey, but they are turned away and told - "Maria is in seclusion.
She hasn't been seeing anyone. She seems happy to be back here, and yet she's unhappy too. She is persuaded by the sympathetic Mother to return, with the understanding that married love is also a holy vocation: I was confused, I felt, I've never felt that way before. I knew that here I'd be away from it. I can't face him again Oh, there were times when we would look at each other.
Oh Mother, I could hardly breathe That's what's been torturing me. I was there on God's errand. To have asked for his love would have been wrong. I couldn't stay, I just couldn't.
I'm ready at this moment to take my vows. Maria, the love of a man and a woman is holy too. You have a great capacity to love. What you must find out is how God wants you to spend your love.
But I pledged my life to God. I pledged my life to his service. My daughter, if you love this man, it doesn't mean you love God less. No, you must find out and you must go back. Oh, Mother, you can't ask me to do that. Please let me stay, I beg of you. Maria, these walls were not built to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live. The worldly-wise Reverend Mother sings the inspirational: Climb ev'ry mountain, search high and low Follow ev'ry byway, every path you know Climb ev'ry mountain, ford every stream Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream A dream that will need all the love you can give Every day of your life for as long as you live When the children return from their unsuccessful venture, their father questions them about their secretiveness about where they went, and for being late for dinner.
Marta makes up an impossible excuse: They are reminded of Maria's cure for feeling better - singing "My Favorite Things," but they don't feel any change - until they hear Maria's voice harmonizing with theirs. She has returned and happily joins in. They tell her the impending, life-changing news that the Captain will be marrying the Baroness: She decides to stay only until he finds a new governess: You left without saying goodbye, even to the children.
It was wrong of me, forgive me. Please don't ask me. Anyway, the reason no longer exists. Fraulein Maria, you've returned.
Isn't it wonderful, Georg? May I wish you every happiness, Baroness? And you too, Captain. The children tell me you're to be married. Thank you, my dear. You are back to, uh, stay? Only until arrangements can be made for another governess. Neil has described it as "a very beautiful song," noting that it's "about the Jewish Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig fleeing his country before the Nazis' arrival…. He's saying auf wiedersehen to his life in Austria. He also added that it should "find its place somewhere, probably as a b-side.
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Quite atypically for PSB, the music shifts time signature back and forth between common time 4: It's also one of a small handful of PSB songs—" Miracles " being another—that employs a harmonic device, particularly common during the Baroque era, known as a Tierce de Piccardie, or "Picardy third," in which a piece composed in a minor key as "Wiedersehen" is, not surprisingly given the subject matter unexpectedly ends with the corresponding major chord.
The resulting emotional effect on the listener can vary widely depending on the circumstances, often lending an air of joy and triumph but sometimes coming across as mildly unsettling.
In the particular circumstances of "Wiedersehen," the latter is probably more likely. As for the lyrics, one's initial impression is that it's sung directly from Zweig's perspective, as if Zweig himself were the narrator as he offers doleful goodbyes to the "mountains," "trees," and "ski slopes" of his beautiful homeland.
But it soon becomes apparent that, no, Neil has adopted a third-person omniscient narrator who, while occasionally addressing Zweig as "you" as in the line "Your old friend Freud has helped you," among othersis nevertheless entirely privy to his innermost thoughts.