The Typewriter

The Typewriter is an instrumental piece by Leroy Anderson, written in in 1950. Its name refers to the fact that its performance requires a typewriter, which is used on stage: Keystrokes, the typewriter bell, and the carriage return mechanism provide a major component of the piece, although Anderson demonstrated that a musical gourd could be used instead of a carriage return. The typewriter is modified so that only two keys work; although many listeners have suspected that stenographers are enlisted to "play" the typewriter, Anderson reported that only professional drummers have sufficient ... more

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