Sony Masterworks Releases Television Soundtrack to NBC's Live Broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' Starring Six-time Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood




NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sony Masterworks releases the companion soundtrack to NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," based on the classic stage musical. The three-hour live production, starring six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, will air on December 5, 2013.

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The cast also includes Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), who will play Capt. Georg von Trapp; Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Smash"), who will portray von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who will portray Elsa Schrader, the captain's onetime fiancee.

"The Sound of Music" -- Music From the NBC Television Event will include studio recordings for all of the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast, including Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," among others.

Executive producers for the telecast are Neil Meron and Craig Zadan ("Smash," "The Academy Awards"). Directors are Rob Ashford ("Evita") and Beth McCarthy-Miller ("30 Rock"). David Chase ("Cinderella") serves as musical director. The soundtrack is licensed through the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.

"The Sound of Music," set in the 1930's before and during "Anschluss" when the Nazi's annexed Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the widower Capt. von Trapp's seven children. She soon finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. It premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for best musical. The 1965 film adaptation won the Oscar for best picture.

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  1. Preludium   
  2. The Sound of Music   
  3. Maria   
  4. My Favorite Things   
  5. Do-Re-Mi   
  6. Sixteen Going On Seventeen   
  7. The Lonely Goatherd   
  8. How Can Love Survive?   
  9. Reprise: The Sound of Music   
  10. The Grand Waltz   
  11. Landler   
  12. So Long, Farewell   
  13. Climb Ev'ry Mountain   
  14. No Way To Stop It   
  15. Something Good   
  16. Processional & Maria (The Wedding)   
  17. Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen   
  18. Reprise: Do-Re-Mi (The Concert)   
  19. Edelweiss (The Concert)   
  20. Reprise: So Long, Farewell (The Concert)   
  21. Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain   
  22. End Credits   

SOURCE Sony Masterworks

For further information: Sony Masterworks Media Contacts: Angela Barkan,, 212-833-8575; Larissa Slezak,, 212-833-6075; NBC Entertainment Media Contacts: Leslie Schwartz,, 818-777-3233; Genna Forkey,, 818-777-3386; Contact for Carrie Underwood: Jessie Schmidt,, 615-851-4917