The Sound of Music

Notes and Glossary


Trapp Children

Children of Georg & Agathe

Children of Georg & Maria:

In 1941, the Trapp family bought a large farm in Vermont, in a countryside very similar to the Austrian landscape near Salzburg that they missed. The house they lived in was called Cor Unum, which means “one heart”.

Act I
Act II
  • No Way to Stop It - Max, the Captain, and Elsa (omitted from the film)
  • An Ordinary Couple - Maria and the Captain (replaced in the film by “Something Good”)
  • Processional - The Nuns
  • Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Reprise) - Maria and Liesl
  • Do-Re-Mi (Reprise) - Maria, the Captain and the Children
  • Edelweiss - The Captain, Maria and the Children
  • So Long, Farewell (Reprise) - Maria, the Captain and the Children
  • Finale (Climb Evry Mountain) - The Nuns


Act I, Scene 1 - Nonnberg Abbey

V: Dixit Dominus Domino meo : Sede a dextris meis.
R: Donec ponan inimicos tuos, Scabelleum pedum tuorum.

V: Dominus a dextris tuis, Confregit in die irae suae reges.
R: De torrente in via bibet : Propterea in exaltabit caput.

V: Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,
R: Sicut erat in principio,
    Et nunc, et semper,
    Et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

--Psalm 109, verses 1, 5, 7

V: The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand,
R: until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

V: The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
R: He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

V: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
R: As it was in the beginning,
    is now, and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen.

--Psalm 110, verses 1, 5, and 7

[Jesu,] Rex admirabilis,
Et triumphator nobilis,
Dulcedo ineffabilis,
Totus desiderabilis.
[O Jesus,] King most wonderful, 
Thou Conqueror renowned, 
Thou Sweetness most ineffable, 
In whom all joys are found.

Act I, Scene 2 - A Mountainside near the Abbey - “The Sound of Music”

Act I, Scene 3 - The Office of the Mother Abbess, the next morning (“How do you solve a problem like Maria?”)

Act I, Scene 3 - “My Favorite Things”

Act I, Scene 4 - A Corridor in the Abbey

Act I, Scene 5 - The Living Room of the Trapp Villa

Act I, Scene 6 - Outside the Villa, that evening (“Sixteen Going on Seventeen”)

Act I, Scene 7 - Maria’s Bedroom, later that evening (“The Lonely Goatherd”)

Act I, Scene 9 - The Terrace of the Villa, six weeks later (“How Can Love Survive?”)

Act I, Scene 10 - The Living Room (“Ländler”)

Act II, Scene 1 - The Terrace, the same day (“My Favorite Things” [reprise] , “No Way to Stop It”, and “An Ordinary Couple”)

Act II, Scene 3  - The Office of the Mother Abbess, two weeks later

Act II, Scene 4 - The Wedding

Act II, Scene 5 - The Homecoming

Act II, Scene 6 - The Concert Hall

Act II, Scene 7 - The Abbey Garden

Differences in the film version

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