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Posted: Oct 29 2006 at 6:23pm | IP Logged Quote SeaStar

My kids really like listening to "The Sound of Music" sound track. I was thinking of using this pair for a composer of the month type thing, maybe going on from here with "The King and I". We've listened to a lot of classical music and "kid's" music , so I thought this might be a nice change.

Has anyone done this type of study with Rogers and Hammerstein? If so, what titles did you use? I thought that "South Pacific" might not be completely suitable for little ones. Any thoughts?
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Posted: Nov 01 2006 at 2:59pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

I haven't done a study, but I grew up with Rodgers and Hammerstein. I think the best way is to get recordings. Skip songs that you deem inappropriate. But I listened to many songs that didn't have the storyline and seemed fine when you don't pair it with the movie/play.

Rodgers and Hammerstein.

And perhaps just piece the better songs from the musicals. There are some moral lessons to be learned, and things to keep in mind. Love isn't a feeling and just happens in one day, even though all the songs say so. There's definite prejudice in South Pacific and Flower Drum Song.

I loved the songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song. Cinderella I watched later as a teenager -- innocent, little boring, but okay to watch.

My mom was very strict with our music choices, but we listened to these with frequency and danced and sang to them for years.

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