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Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987)

The great Coloratura Soprano Julie Andrews joins with tenor Placido Domingo and country singer John Denver on a Christmas musical journey of the ages. We learn a little bit about the birth ... See full summary »

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The great Coloratura Soprano Julie Andrews joins with tenor Placido Domingo and country singer John Denver on a Christmas musical journey of the ages. We learn a little bit about the birth place of Mozart during which Julie delights us with a beautiful, yet funny adapted Mozart piece called "A Christmas Fantasy." She trills, hits high A and A-flats like no tomorrow. After which we are entertained by the singing trio in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, followed by a Strauss adaptation in 3/4 time, a teaser of Merry Widow (Julie and Placido were meant to perform a live stage version of Merry Widow in 1990 season) and finally for this segment a beautiful duet piece composed by Placido Domingo's son "Key to my Heart." The show ends with a spectacular concert event with Julie Andrews soaring with her pristine soprano in English carols, followed by a glorious duet version of Gounod's Ave Maria. It is hard to not fall in love with this spectacular show winner of many Emmy awards and world ... Written by Shams Islam

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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The Sound of Christmas
Lyrics: Buz Kohan - Music: Larry Grossman
Sung by Julie Andrews
Ian Fraser conducting the London Symphony Orchestra
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Belongs in the Television Christmas Hall of Fame
30 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Sound of Christmas with Julie Andrews is a Christmas Classic. This is one of our family favorite Christmas television galas. This special included a wonderfully and gifted cast including Julie Andrews, John Denver, Placido Domingo, and the King's Singers. What a nice blend of music, scenery, and dancing! This program is not just "eye candy" for Christmas, it is also an emotional uplifting experience. ABC and Vanoff-Quinlan Ventures / Production Company has never made this available to the public. It came out in 1986 and shown the following year. How can you find out more on this? One way of viewing this Special is by going to YouTube and watch some musical scenes. There are also poor VCR copies on-line. There is also a related Musical CD featuring only Julie Andrews "The Sound of Christmas." The CD is a must for Christmas. There are all too many "Christmas" CDs that don't give you the feel of this blessed holiday and historical event! Julie's CD does and is fantastic.


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