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WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE! 'The Lonely Goatherd' From NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Performed By Carrie Underwood & Cast

WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE! 'The Lonely Goatherd' From NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Performed By Carrie Underwood & CastNBC's hotly anticipated live TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC is only two weeks away and today BroadwayWorld has an exclusive world premiere clip of a cherished musical moment as realized in the new version of the timeless tuner, "The Lonely Goatherd" as performed by Carrie Underwood and the cast of children comprising the Von Trapp family clan!

In THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Maria (Underwood) calms the Von Trapp children's nerves during a tumultuous thunderstorm with a lovely and lilting tune from her childhood known to ease her mind and spirit byway of a spirited performance of "The Lonely Goatherd" - a memorably heart-warming scene which soon finds the children joining in on the fun, as well.

"The Lonely Goatherd" features Carrie Underwood (Maria), Ariane Rinehart (Liesl), Michael Nigro (Friedrich), Ella Watts-Gorman (Louisa), Joe West (Kurt), Sophia Anne Caruso (Brigitta), Grace Rundhaug (Marta), and Peyton Ella (Gretl).

This terrific track is featured along with the rest of the hallowed score on the forthcoming complete soundtrack recording for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, set for release on December 3, two days prior to the broadcast itself.

The official description of THE SOUND OF MUSIC soundtrack and live TV event is as follows: "Sony Masterworks proudly releases the companion soundtrack to NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," based on the classic stage musical. The three-hour live production, starring six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, will air December 5. The cast also includes Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), who will play Capt. Georg von Trapp; Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Smash"), who will portray von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who will portray Elsa Schrader, the captain s onetime fiancee. "The Sound of Music" Music From the NBC Television Event features studio recordings of all the musical numbers performed in the live broadcast, including Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," 'Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," among others. "The Sound of Music," set in the 1930's before and during "Anschluss" when the Nazi's annexed Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the widower Capt. von Trapp's seven children. She soon finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. It premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for best musical. The 1965 film adaptation won the Oscar for best picture."

Pre-order THE SOUND OF MUSIC soundtrack here and THE SOUND OF MUSIC on DVD here.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford, produced by Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, airs on December 5 at 8 PM on NBC.

See my 2013 InDepth InterView with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron about THE SOUND OF MUSIC and much, much more from earlier this year, available here.

Listen to the exclusive world premiere clip of "The Lonely Goatherd" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC below.

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