William L. Coale Collection of Theatre Organ Resources: Gaylord Carter Materials

Theatre organ scholar and performer William L. Coale has generously made his numerous databases on theatre organists, sheet music written by theatre organists, information on celebrated film accompanist Gaylord Carter, and articles on film accompaniment from Motion Picture News and other sources. Coale’s scholarly work focuses on theatre organist George Wright; purchase Coale’s 3 volume biography of Wright here and listen to Wright playing here.

The Gaylord Carter materials were provided by organist Christian Elliott, who performs for silent films and was Carter’s protege.

The Coale Collection databases of organists, music, and articles are located here.

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Gaylord Carter Music Library

Gaylord Carter Film Cue Sheets and Other Materials

Gaylord Carter Programs and Correspondence

Gaylord Carter Photos