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Edelweiss - Rodgers & Hammerstein (Percussion Ensemble)

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By Rodgers & Hammerstein

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Timpani, Drums, Marimba, Hand Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Tambourine, Timpani - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
By Rodgers & Hammerstein. Arranged by John M. Licari. Score, Set of Parts. 13 pages. Published by Music Preparation Services (H0.704859-218625).

Item Number: H0.704859-218625

Edelweiss - Rodgers & Hammerstein (Percussion Ensemble)
Arranged by John M. Licari
Music Preparation Services

"Edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the Alps. The song was created for the 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, as a song for the character Captain Georg von Trapp (originated by the performer Theodore Bikel).

In the musical, Captain von Trapp and his family sing this song during the concert near the end of Act II, as a statement of Austrian patriotism in the face of the pressure put upon him to join the navy of Nazi Germany following the Anschluss (Nazi annexation of their homeland). It is also Captain von Trapp's subliminal goodbye to his beloved homeland, using the flower as a symbol of his loyalty to Austria. In the 1965 film adaptation, the song is also sung by the Captain earlier in the film when he rediscovers music with his children. It was the last song ever written by Oscar Hammerstein II, prior to his death in August, 1960.

This arrangement is written for a percussion ensemble, featuring glockenspiel, marimba, snare, bass, triangle, tambourine, and timpani.

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