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Music and Feelings

Date: 1986
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Playhouse Video / Family Communications Inc.
UPC: 086162698132
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



A musical invitation to you and your explore the moods of music with Mister Rogers as your guide. In this video visit, he celebrates the many ways music touches our lives.

There's a visit with master cellist Yo Yo Ma who reflects on the importance of music in his childhood. Ella Jenkins also stops by to show Mister Rogers the clapping games she learned as a child. There are many varieties of music, Mister Rogers emphasizes, and he demonstrates one way using bottles filled with water. In addition: an inside look at how people manufacture bass violins.

There's dissonance in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe: King Friday XIII declares there will be a festival of bass violins, but he's the only Neighbor who knows how to play one. Thanks to Lady Aberlin, who finds the courage to tell the King how left out the Neighbors feel, the festival proceeds in surprising and ingenious ways. The best contributions, the Neighbors learn, are the unique gifts that make each Neighbor different.

Talking about feelings can be hard, Mister Rogers agrees, but letting the people who love us know how we feel is an important part of growing.

MISTER ROGERS: MUSIC AND FEELINGS can be a way to talk about music and feelings in your family.

Color, 1986, 65 Minutes.




This video includes excerpts from the Music series of episodes


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Keith David, Michael Horton, Ella Jenkins, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, David Newell, Audrey Roth, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks: Englehardt-Link
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Sam Newbury
Director: Paul Lally
Associate Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Music Director: John Costa
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Editor: Michael Colonna
Properties: Alexis Samulski
Costume Design: Barabara Anderson
Choreographer: Judy Conte
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Production Coordinator: Mark Smukler
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Production Assistants: Holly Bruwelheide, Lenny Meledandri, Julia Palazzi
Interns: Tracy Ingle, Leslie Schoopper, Michelle Wright
Technical Directors: Jack Arthurs, Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Tom Deluga
Audio: Jerry Cobbs
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel
Videotape: Mike Laver
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Assistant Lighting Directors: Kate Kearney, Bob Lubomski
Location Production: John Burdick, Jerry Hughes, Chad Stockdale
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Julie Ball, Julie Blair, Crispin Gray, Smith Hutchings, Rhonda Levin, Diane Melchitzky, Laurel Polanick, LaRue Solomon, Karin Wagner, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Bob Millslagle
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Parts of this program were excerpted from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and were originally produced with grants from Public Television Stations and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation
A production of Family Communications
© 1985, 1986 Family Communications, Inc.

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