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On cue sheets

SFSMA Executive Director Kendra Leonard on the uses and adaptations of cue sheets for NewMusicBox: “Taking a Cue: Accompanying Early Film.”  See SFSMA’s collection of cue sheets at http://www.sfsma.org/ARK/22915/category/cue-sheets/!

 

If you missed Leonard’s first article on music for silent film on NewMusicBox, you can still read it at “New Music for a New Art Form.”

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SFSMA on NewMusicBox!

SFSMA Executive Director Kendra Leonard has authored four articles for NewMusicBox on music for silent films old and new! Check out the first installment of this series at New Music for a New Art Form: Photoplay Music, which includes information on music for early cinema, excerpts from SFSMA-held scores, and recordings by Ethan Uslan.

Future articles will be on topics including how accompanists used (and altered and ignored) cue sheets; scoring silent films today using yesterday’s music; and new music for silent film.

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Humoresque Cue Sheet by Hazel Burnett

Cinema Organist Hazel Burnett’s cue sheet for Humoresque (1920), transcribed from handwritten notes.

Title: Humoresque

Author: Hazel Burnett

Publisher: handwritten, 1920

Series:

Format: Cue sheet

Document type: Cue sheet

All authors/contributors: Hazel Burnett

OCLC Number:

Contents: handwritten list, as follows:

Humorsque-Overture

1. Kol Nidri [sic]

2 Melodie—Huerter

3 Blue Ribbon-Caprice-Engelmann (watch effects)

4 In a Canoe- Zamecnik

5 June Rose -Cadman

6Water Lillies-St Clair

7 Humoresque-Direct Cue

8 O sole mio

9 Funiculi-Funicula- Day in Venice

10 Legend of a Rose-Reynard

11 Kol Nidri –Direct cue

12 Humoresque—Direct cue

13 Hop-Reidel

14 Mood Pensive-Apple field

15 Good bye—Tasti [?]

16 Kol Nidri—very short—in temple

17 march-bright

18 Sonata—Pathetic—Beethoven

19 Melodie—Massenet

20 Spring Song-Mendelssohn

21 Hungarian Rhapsody

22 Humoresque

Finale—March—Bright

Notes:

Source: Josephine Burnett Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

SFSMA ID: 0rEAFOLLlM

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Shapiro-Bernstein’s DeLuxe Organ Folio of Musical Comedy Hits and Popular Songs

Title: Shapiro-Bernstein’s DeLuxe Organ Folio of Musical Comedy Hits and Popular Songs, No. 1

Author: Eddie Dowling; James F. Hanley; Herbert Reynolds; Martin Broones; Harry Ruskin; Maurice Abrahams; Sam Lewis; Joe Young; Mortimer Weinberg; Charley Marks; Benny Davis; Harry Warren; Harry Akst; Harry Woods; Sidney Clare; Howard Johnson; Charles Tobias; Al Sherman; James Thornton; Eugene Platzman

Publisher: New York: Shapiro, Bernstein and Co., 1926

Series:

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Eddie Dowling; James F. Hanley; Herbert Reynolds; Martin Broones; Harry Ruskin; Maurice Abrahams; Sam Lewis; Joe Young; Mortimer Weinberg; Charley Marks; Benny Davis; Harry Warren; Harry Akst; Harry Woods; Sidney Clare; Howard Johnson; Charles Tobias; Al Sherman; James Thornton; Eugene Platzman

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Contents: 1. Little White House/Eddie Dowling and James F. Hanley–Half a Moon/Herbert Reynolds, Eddie Dowling, and James F. Hanley–3. I Can’t Get Over a Girl Like You/Martin Broones and Harry Ruskin–4. High-High-High Up in the Hills/Maurice Abrahams, Sam Lewis, and Joe Young–5. Where Do You Work-a, John?/Mortimer Weinberg, Charley Marks, and Harry Warren–6. Lonely Eyes/Benny Davis and Harry Akst–7. Since I Found You/Harry Woods and Sidney Clare–8. Ev’rything’s Made for Love/Howard Johnson, Charles Tobias, and Al Sherman–9. When You Were Sixteen/James Thornton and Eugene Platzman

Notes: for piano with vocal line and ukulele tabs

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: xf5IbiIODJ

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Sam Fox Library Orchestra Folio No. 5

Title: Sam Fox Library Orchestra Folio No. 5

Author: J. S. Zamecnik; Jessie L. Deppen; Louis Maurice; Walter E. Miles; G. Vargas; Herman Heller; Arthur Traves Granfield; Ralph C. Jackson; Philip Spitalny; Ioane Kawelo; Gatty Sellars

Publisher: Cleveland: Sam Fox Pub. Co., 1921

Series:

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors:

OCLC Number:

Contents: 1. To a Violet/J. S. Zamecnik–2. The Coquette/Jessie L. Deppen–3. Haya/Louis Maurice–4. June Breezes/Walter E. Miles–5. Celestine/G. Vargas–6. In Birdland/J. S. Zamecnik–7. Chanson sans Paroles/Herman Heller–8. The Little Soubrette/Arthur Traves Granfield–9. La Soudanese/Ralph C. Jackson–10. Enchanted Forest/Philip Spitalny–11. Sunset Land/Ioane Kawelo–12. In Arcadia/Gatty Sellars

Notes: for piano with violin line

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: ghKTR7d1S1

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Sam Fox Library Orchestra Folio No. 2

Title: Sam Fox Library Orchestra Folio No. 2

Author: Jules Reynard; Walter E. Miles; Ralph C. Jackson; Jessie L. Deppen; J. Dellinger Wood; W. T. Pearson; Lee S. Roberts

Publisher: Cleveland: Sam Fox Pub. Co., 1915

Series:

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Jules Reynard; Walter E. Miles; Ralph C. Jackson; Jessie L. Deppen; J. Dellinger Wood; W. T. Pearson; Lee S. Roberts

OCLC Number: 367527938

Contents: 1. Legend of a Rose/Jules Reynard–2. Dainty Daffodils/Walter E. Miles–3. Admiration/Ralph C. Jackson–4. A Japanese Sunset/Jessie L. Deppen–5. Tulips/Walter E. Miles–6. Danse Fantastique/Jules Reynard–7. Phyllis (Valse Caprice)/Jessie L. Deppen–8. Spring Flowers/J. Dellinger Wood–9. Gavotte Piquante/W. T. Pearson–10. Iris/Jules Reynard–11. Cupid’s Frolic/Walter E. Miles–12. Summer Nights/Lee S. Roberts

Notes: for piano with violin line

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: 5Uj2gTj4e4

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Sam Fox Concert Orchestra Folio no. 1

Title: Sam Fox Concert Orchestra Folio no. 1

Author: J.S. Zamecnik

Publisher: Cleveland: Sam Fox Pub. Co., 1917

Series:

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: J.S. Zamecnik

OCLC Number: 367527938

Contents: 1. Atonement–2. The Dancer of Navarre–3. Ecstasy–4. Bon Vivant–5. Tears–6. Egyptia–7. A Dutch Windmill–8. The Wooing Hour–9. Reve D’Amour–10. Neapolitan Nights–11. Men of Sparta–12. Ballet Sentimental

Notes: for piano with violin line

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: GFpUFKvtc1

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Photoplay Organist no. 1

Title: The Photoplay Organist Vol. 1

Author: Casare Sodero; Edward Kilyeni; Mayhew L. Lake; Henry Horlick; A. Bortnowski; Manuel A. Ponce; Harold Sanford

Publisher: New York: Carl Fischer, 1926

Series: Photoplay Organist

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Casare Sodero; Edward Kilyeni; Mayhew L. Lake; Henry Horlick; A. Bortnowski; Manuel A. Ponce; Harold Sanford

OCLC Number:

Contents: 1. Mignonette/Casare Sodero [missing]–2. Berceuse Comique/Edward Kilyeni–3. Dance of the Devils/Mayhew L. Lake–4. Armenian Dance/Henry Horlick and A. Bortnowski–5. My Little Star/Manuel A. Ponce [missing]–6. The Cavalcade/Harold Sanford

Notes: for piano

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: CwuEi3oD1n

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Film Folio No. 1

Title: Film Folio No 1.: Moods and Motives for the Movies

Author: George West

Publisher: Boston: Boston Music Company, 1920

Series:

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: George West; F. B; W. C. E. Seeboeck; Ch. Huerter; E. Chvala; W. Berger; J. Martel; R. Friml; I. Kamoto; P. Szalit; I. Albeniz; H. Helm; R. Wagner; C. W. Cadman; L. Ornstein

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Contents: 1. Pastorale/West–2. Tragic Conflict/West–3. Oriental/West–4. Galloping horses/West–5. Meditation/West–6. Ominous forebodings/West–7. Grotesque or exotic strain/West–8. Recitative/West–9. Recitative/West–10. Recitative/West–11. Neutral strain/West–12. Tense hurry/West–13. “Sweet sixteen”/West–14. Love scene/West–15. Misterioso/F. B.–16. Le Dauphin/W. C. E. Seeboeck–17. In the starlight/Ch. Huerter–18. Song without words/E. Chvala–19. Capriccetto/W. Berger–20. Angelica/J. Martel–21. Adieu/R. Friml–22. Koko-san/I. Kamoto–23. Intermezzo/P. Szalit–24. Tango/I. Albeniz–25. Where the cool moss grows/H. Helm–26. Under the great oak tree/H. Helm– 27. “Tannhauser” selections/R. Wagner–28. Melody in Gb/C. W. Cadman–29. Merry-making/L. Ornstein–30. Mummers March/J. Martel

Notes: for piano

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: RAd4sAG3xp

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Komedy Kartoons

Title: Komedy Kartoons

Author: Emil Velazco

Publisher: New York: Irving Berlin Standard Music Corp., 1926

Series: Theatre Organ Series

Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: Emil Velazco

OCLC Number:

Contents: 1. Aesop’s Fables–2. Noah’s Ark–3. Monkey Biznezz–4. Green Giraffe–5. Ignatz Mouse–6. Pussy Willows

Notes: for organ

Source: Silent Film Collection, Claire Hamack materials, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

SFSMA ID: 43slbp8N0K

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