Do-Re-Mi

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  1. 1.
    Accompaniment
    0:39
  2. 2.
    Accompaniment + Solo Part
    0:49
Instrument: 2-Part Choir
Composed by: Richard Rodgers
Key: C Major
Arranged by: Roger Emerson
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Metronome: C = 126bpm
Lyrics start: "Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start....."

“Do-Re-Mi” is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.

This version is arranged for 2-Part Choir by Roger Emerson.

Within the story, it is used by Maria to teach the notes of the major musical scale to the Von Trapp children who learn to sing for the first time, even though their father disallowed frivolity after their mother’s death.

Each syllable of the musical solfège system appears in the song’s lyrics, sung on the pitch it names. Rodgers was helped in its creation by long-time arranger Trude Rittmann who devised the extended vocal sequence in the song. According to assistant conductor Peter Howard, the heart of the number – in which Maria assigns a musical tone to each child, like so many Swiss bell ringers – was devised in rehearsal by Rittmann (who was credited for choral arrangements) and choreographer Joe Layton. The fourteen note and tune lyric – ‘when you know the notes to sing…’ – were provided by Rodgers and Hammerstein; the rest, apparently, came from Rittmann. Howard: ‘Rodgers allowed her to do whatever she liked. When we started doing the staging of it, Joe took over. He asked Trude for certain parts to be repeated, certain embellishments.’

In the stage version, Maria sings ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in the living room of Captain von Trapp’s house, shortly after she introduces herself to the children. However, when Ernest Lehman adapted the stage script into a screenplay for the 1965 film adaptation, he moved the song to later on in the story. In the film, Maria and the children sing this song over a montage as they wander and frolic over Salzburg. Later on, in both the film and stage versions, a more intricate reprise of the song is sung in the style of a Bach cantata, showing the audience how versatile they were at multi-part choral singing.

The tune finished at #88 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of the top tunes in American cinema in 2004.

There are several different purchase options available:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Full Score (All Voices)
  • Accompaniment + Part 1 (includes both Upper and Lower parts and Descant)
  • Accompaniment + Part 2
  • Accompaniment + Solo Part

There are only 2 notes different between the Upper and Lower Parts in Part 1

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“Do-Re-Mi” is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.

This version is arranged for 2-Part Choir by Roger Emerson.

Within the story, it is used by Maria to teach the notes of the major musical scale to the Von Trapp children who learn to sing for the first time, even though their father disallowed frivolity after their mother’s death.

Each syllable of the musical solfège system appears in the song’s lyrics, sung on the pitch it names. Rodgers was helped in its creation by long-time arranger Trude Rittmann who devised the extended vocal sequence in the song. According to assistant conductor Peter Howard, the heart of the number – in which Maria assigns a musical tone to each child, like so many Swiss bell ringers – was devised in rehearsal by Rittmann (who was credited for choral arrangements) and choreographer Joe Layton. The fourteen note and tune lyric – ‘when you know the notes to sing…’ – were provided by Rodgers and Hammerstein; the rest, apparently, came from Rittmann. Howard: ‘Rodgers allowed her to do whatever she liked. When we started doing the staging of it, Joe took over. He asked Trude for certain parts to be repeated, certain embellishments.’

In the stage version, Maria sings ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in the living room of Captain von Trapp’s house, shortly after she introduces herself to the children. However, when Ernest Lehman adapted the stage script into a screenplay for the 1965 film adaptation, he moved the song to later on in the story. In the film, Maria and the children sing this song over a montage as they wander and frolic over Salzburg. Later on, in both the film and stage versions, a more intricate reprise of the song is sung in the style of a Bach cantata, showing the audience how versatile they were at multi-part choral singing.

The tune finished at #88 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of the top tunes in American cinema in 2004.

There are several different purchase options available:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Full Score (All Voices)
  • Accompaniment + Part 1 (includes both Upper and Lower parts and Descant)
  • Accompaniment + Part 2
  • Accompaniment + Solo Part

There are only 2 notes different between the Upper and Lower Parts in Part 1

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Accompaniment, Full Score, Part 1, Part 2, Solo