"The Sound of Music"

"The Sound of Music"

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This sheet music is for the song “The Sound of Music,” with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was published by Williamson Music Inc. in New York, New York in 1959.

"The Sound of Music" was featured in the musical The Sound of Music, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959 and starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

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Object Name
sheet music
publishing date
Williamson Music Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 21.59 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth Mildred Hunter
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