A Typewriter Orchestra

July 8, 2010 · 4 comments

I’ve never seen anybody play the typewriter as a musical instrument before, but I’ve got to admit that it sounds pretty good with the backing of a full orchestra. It turns out that in 1950 composer Leroy Anderson wrote this piece specifically for a typewriter. Here’s more details about the story behind this entertaining performance.


Marcia G. July 8, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I remember seeing Jerry Lewis do this piece some time ago on TV. It was a little more comical than this version, as you can imagine!

Marcia G. July 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I found the link!
The scene from “Who’s Minding The Store?” from 1963

Josh July 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Nice find Marcia. Thx for sharing.

Mike S July 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Another generation and people will ask, “What’s a typewriter?”

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