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… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

The sound of music …

on May 21, 2012

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

I actually wrote this a while ago – found it in my drafts box though so don’t know why it never got published ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it!
For anyone who is a fan of the film, The Sound of Music, this is a definite “must read” as the film was almost like Part 1 of a whole lifetime of music, family and events!

I don’t want to add too many spoilers for those of you who might want to read the book for yourself, but a couple of favourite parts showed that when the family put others’ needs before them, and helped them out to get through a situation, the next time the Trapp family were in need themselves, they found a crowd of helpers ready and willing to help THEM out for a change ๐Ÿ™‚

And an interesting insight into “popular” music that I found quite insightful:

“The mere word ‘popular’ means ‘of the people,’ but these tunes going under that name have nothing at all to do with the people. They are artificially made up by some individual, put on the market with the aid of great publicity, but after two years they are completely forgotten, which only shows how little popular they have been. Neither the words nor the music express the true sentiments of the people. That’s why they have no strength to survive.”

I found myself thinking of some of the “popular” music in the world today and thinking how true this statement was … and it was spoken about 80 years ago!

And of course, I now have a favourite quote from this narration: ” … one of those friendships that has a beginning but no end!”

Check out http://www.trappfamily.com/story to read more on the story yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

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