Joseph Carl Breil’s original collection of dramatic music for motion picture plays

Title: Joseph Carl Breil’s original collection of dramatic music for motion picture plays

Author: J. C. Breil

Publisher: New York: Chappell, 1917

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Format: Sheet music

Document type: Musical score

All authors/contributors: J. C. Breil

OCLC Number: 220875104

Contents: Molto Agitato (for storms, battles, fires, explosions, and consequent mob excitement, followed by victory or rescue)–Allegro Agitato (Hurry for races, runaways speeding trains with sudden crash or stop and consequent disaster or quieting of excitement)–Agitato Misterioso and Grandioso con Morendo (for scenes of fear, inner dread, hopelessness, premonition of doom, etc., with an outcry of despair or indignation, a desperate appeal, followed by an utter sense of hopelessness, or a calm and soothing aftermath)–Misterioso e Lamentoso (fear, doubt, trepidation, haunting scenes or memories, which bring on despair, sadness, or grief, followed by ensuing resignation or consolation)–Molto Agitato (for riots, mob scenes, battles and storms, pursuits and exciting events, conflagrations and conflicts)–Andante Misterioso (for stealthy ominous scenes, conspiracies, vengeance, threats, approach of assassins, storms, etc., with consequent murders, wrecks, or breaking of the elements, and general disaster. The aftermath, a dire dismal recollection)–Misterioso Moderato (To depict a conspiracy, or a burglary with consequent tumult, capture or escape, a dismal forest or desert scene with pursuit of wild beasts of by bandits, an approaching storm and its unleashing)–Love Theme I (For scenes of deep love and affection-fervent passion)–Love Theme II (can also be used in idyllic scenes, such as sunrise, sunset, rural landscapes or contented home scene: brother with sister, children at play, or mother with child; lovers portraying warm affection without the intensities of passion, friends, happiness, bliss, felicity, contentment. Also practical for prayer scenes.)–Recitativo (to be used for a question: a doubtful or embarrassing situation, with threat, decision or resolution following)–A General Utility Theme (may be used in love scenes, farewells, idyllic scenes, fairy or child scenes, solemn occasions, festivals, rejoicings, or general mirth and happiness. May also be used for a waltz scene.)–Marcia Funebre (for death scenes, executions, etc.)

Notes: for piano and violin (some pieces)

Source: Greg Breed

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Audio: “Molto Agitato (for storms, battles, fires, explosions, and consequent mob excitement, followed by victory or rescue)”

Audio recordings for this item were supported by the Society for American Music‘s 2016 Sight and Sound Award and are performed by Ethan Uslan.

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