Author Archives: kpleonard

Recording of Sam Fox Moving Picture Music Recording

Pianist and SFSMA fan Michael Brown recorded all of the Sam Fox Moving Picture Music (see and download PDFs of  Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, and Vol 4. ) and put it up on YouTube! Check out this great recording here and follow Brown on Twitter at @ImMichaelBrown. Thank you, Michael!

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SFSMA Executive Director interviewed by Her Film Project

Kyna Morgan of Her Film Project, an undertaking to promote women in cinema, interviewed SFSMA Executive Director Kendra Preston Leonard last week about SFSMA’s founding, projects, and goals. Read the interview here!

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#GivingTuesday Thank-Yous!

Thank you to those of you who donated to SFSMA on #GivingTuesday in support of digitizing Erno Rapee’s Motion Picture Moods! We raised $375.00. We are planning on one more round of fundraising in the spring and will digitize the book over the summer of 2018.

Donors (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Paula Bishop

Dr. Maribeth Clark

Dr. James Doering

Dr. Samuel N Dorf and Dr. Maria Kisel

Dr. Naomi Graber

Dan Sanderson

 

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Help SFSMA on #GivingTuesday 2017!

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday? Want to help SFSMA bring more music to the world?

SFSMA wants to raise $750 to fund the digitization of Erno Rapee’s classic 1924 anthology of silent film music, Motion Picture Moods!

Motion Picture Moods contains more than 500 pieces of music organized by mood and by composers who both pre-date the silent film era and those who wrote specifically for the screen.

A benefactor has donated an original copy of the book to SFSMA, but we need to digitize it and add it to the catalogue, and that takes people power.

Help us fund this digitization! SFSMA will include all donor names on the main SFSMA website and on the catalogue page for the volume, and will send every donor a special SFSMA decal as a thank you!

You can donate directly at http://www.sfsma.org/support-the-archive/. You do not need a PayPal account to donate! Tag your donation with #givingTuesday so we can properly acknowledge your gift.

Thank you!

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Hidden Perils

Title: Hidden Perils (Mysterioso Agitato)

Author: Edmund Varnier

Publisher: New York: Emil Ascher, 1928

Series: 640

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Edmund Varnier, arr. Wm. Strasser

OCLC Number:

Contents:

Notes: for piano

Source:

SFSMA ID: rgDgQBpBpG

Download: PDF

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Panic

Title: Panic (Agitated Hurry)

Author: Edmund Varnier

Publisher: New York: Emil Ascher, 1927

Series: 638

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Edmund Varnier, arr. Wm. Strasser

OCLC Number:

Contents:

Notes: for piano

Source:

SFSMA ID: 523Tbq3hFe

Download: PDF

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Evil Spirits

Title: Evil Spirits (Mysterioso)

Author: Edmund Varnier

Publisher: New York: Emil Ascher, 1927

Series: 639

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Edmund Varnier, arr. Wm. Strasser

OCLC Number:

Contents:

Notes: for piano

Source:

SFSMA ID: tevKeI6DnC

Download: PDF

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Bosworth’s Loose Leaf Cinema Incidentals, Book 2

Title: Bosworth’s Loose Leaf Cinema Incidentals, Book 2

Author: Joseph Engleman

Publisher: New York: Bosworth & Co., 1926

Series:

Format: Sheet Music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Joseph Engleman

OCLC Number:

Contents: 10. A Love Scene–11. Agitato–12. Sadness

Notes: for violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet 1, cornet 1, cornet 2, trombone 1 and 2, trombone 3, percussion

Source:

SFSMA ID: sqD6SAIOoh

Download: PDF (parts for 10. A Love Scene), PDF (parts for 11. Agitato), PDF (parts for 12. Sadness)

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Anguish

Title: Anguish

Author: Chris. Vrionides

Publisher: New York: Irving Berlin, 1927

Series: PPD 2

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Chris. Vrionides, Leo. A. Kempenski

OCLC Number:

Contents:

Notes: for piano

Source: Silent Cinema Presentations Inc./ Ben Model

SFSMA ID: V1W9HOd8gL

Download: PDF

This digitization was supported by a 2016 Grammy Foundation Preservation Grant.

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Smugglers’ Rendezvous

Title: Smugglers’ Rendezvous

Author: Jean Beghon

Publisher: New York: Carl Fischer, 1928

Series: PHS 37

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Jean Beghon

OCLC Number:

Contents:

Notes: for piano

Source: Silent Cinema Presentations Inc./ Ben Model

SFSMA ID: KcadS7Jxtu

Download: PDF

This digitization was supported by a 2016 Grammy Foundation Preservation Grant.

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