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Songs of Rogers

and Hammerstein

Dr. John D. Schwandt

Oklahoma History Center

Monday, July 23rd 2018


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Boston Globe Highlights Professor Clark Wilson

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Making Music with Laurel and Hardy

"When we play the theater organ for silent movies, we become the entire orchestra. We provide all of the sound effects, all of the mallet instruments, all of the different sounds of the woodwind, brass, and string sections, and we combine these to be done with two hands and two feet. So, you have to manipulate the instrument, you have to play your music and watch your cue sheet, and you never take your eyes off the film, particularly in these fast-paced comedies where so many things happen one after another, because you might miss something. It’s a very, very busy time." - Clark Wilson

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