Title: Ben-Hur

Author: Ernst Luz

Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1925


Format: Cue Sheet

Document type: Cue Sheet

All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz

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  1. At screening: “Trumpet Fanfare” from Oriental Suite by Luz
  2. Ben Hur: “Pearls Of My Soul” by Marquardt
  3. It was the 24th day: “The Knights’ Tournament” by Herbert (YELLOW)
  4. Two weary travelers: “Ave Maria” by Schubert
  5. Far to the southward; “The Heavens Are Telling” by Haydn
  6. And in the even: Repeat No. 4 “Ave Maria”
  7. The place is sanctified: Repeat No. 5 “The Heavens Are Telling”
  8. And they came with great haste: “Sanctuary of the Heart” by Ketelbey (BROWN)
  9. But year after year: Repeat No. 3 (YELLOW)
  10. There was disquiet: “Pavane” by Ravel (DARK GREEN)
  11. The young prince: “The Happy Warrior” by Kahl
  12. Old lady has pigeon: “Yearning” by Schoenfeld (WHITE)
  13. Pigeon flies from girl: “The Flight Of the Bumble Bee” by Korsakow
  14. Ben Hur catches pigeon: Repeat No. 12 (WHITE)
  15. Ben Hur walks off after girl leaves with pigeon: “Processional” by Clutsam (PURPLE)
  16. My mother and sister will be rejoiced: “At the Hamlet” by Godard
  17. Another to greet you: Repeat No. 15 (PURPLE)
  18. Forget I am a Jew: “Prologue” by Kilenyi
  19. Oh, if he would only: “Trumpet Fanfare” by Oriental Suite by Luz
  20. One scene: “Processional” by Clutsam (PURPLE)
  21. Ben Hur pushes stone from roof: “Furioso” by Savino
  22. The way of death: “Sorrow” by Macat (BLACK)
  23. A carpenter shop: “Sanctuary of the Heart” by Ketelbey (BROWN)
  24. The vengeful arm of Rome: “Facing Death” by Becce
  25. Then for a time: “The Toilers” by Axt
  26. Lookout of mast shows: “Hurry” by Langey
  27. Unshackle that slave; Repeat No. 25 “The Toilers”
  28. Ship deck scene: Repeat No. 26 “Hurry”
  29. Battle begins: “Battle Music No. 5” by Wiedermann
  30. Two days later: “Romance of Autumn” by Marquardt
  31. It was your final: “Pathetique No. 9” by Norton
  32. Tiem passed: “Joyous Allegro” by Engleman
  33. But Rome knew naught: “Pavane” by Ravel (DARK GREEN)
  34. While in the maze: Repeat No. 22 (BLACK)
  35. In the land of Israel: Repeat No. 23 (BROWN)
  36. Antioch: “Araby” by Johns
  37. He should drive goats: “Orient Express” by Benoit
  38. Driver falls from chariot: “Dram. Tension No. 11” by Norton
  39. Young Arrius announced to Simondies: “Yearning” by Schoenfeld (WHITE)
  40. Ben Hur walks from girl—Esther: “Sadness” by Engleman
  41. Ester follows Ben Hur to Portierres: Repeat No. 39 (WHITE)
  42. Servant enters after title—“Wear it always”: “Spirit of Spring” by Reiser
  43. For your belief: “Broken Vows” by Kempinski
  44. Across the river: “Processional” by Clutsam (PURPLE)
  45. Messala dismissed friends: “Bayaderes” from Babylon by Elie
  46. At the end of the days training: “Persian March” by Herbert
  47. Even Iras: Repeat No. 45 “Bayaderes”
  48. Guests re-enter tent: Repeat No. 46 “Persian March”
  49. Horses leave tent: Repeat No. 45 “Bayaderes”
  50. If you are as slow: “Romance of Autumn” by Marquardt
  51. Simonides on screen: Continue No. 50 quietly
  52. End of scene after Esther pulls cloak from shoulders: Repeat No. 44 (PURPLE)
  53. On the morrow: “Farcical Allegro” by Aborn
  54. Ben Hur interrupts Messala and Jew: “Bataille” by Silver
  55. Vile slave: “Fanfare” from Oriental Suite by Luz
  56. Once scene: “Comedy Excitement” by Zamecnik
  57. Horses on screen: Repeat No. 55 “Fanfare”
  58. One scene: “The Cossack Batallion” by Schoenfeld
  59. Horses with trumpeters on screen: Repeat No. 55 “Fanfare”
  60. One scene: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 2” by Marquardt
  61. White flags drop: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 5” by Marquardt
  62. Wheels of Messala’s car broken off: “Arretez-Le” by Roberty
  63. To end of race: “Devil Dogs” by Marquardt
  64. Face of race scene after stretcher is carried across screen: “Despair” by Kalbe
  65. Hail, Ilderim: “War March of Priests” by Mendelssohn
  66. Mark you Simonides: “Yearning” by Schoenfeld (WHITE)
  67. Fade after Ben Hur rides from tent: “Sanctuary of the Heart” by Ketelbey (BROWN)
  68. From among the humble fishermen: Repeat No. 65 “War March of the Priests”
  69. A new governor: “Sorrow” by Macat (BROWN)
  70. Now when the even was come: Repeat no. 67 (BROWN)
  71. And in that same hour: “Prattle” by Lowitz
  72. Ben Hur dismounts from white horse: Repeat no. 69 (BLACK)
  73. Lepers see Ben Hur asleep: “Lament” by Herrmann
  74. After Ben Hur awakes: Repeat No. 66 (WHITE)
  75. Horseman shows on screen: Repeat No. 69 (BLACK)
  76. And when they had bound him: “Grand Appassionato” by Becce
  77. In the valley of the lepers: “Elegie and Appassionato” by Savino
  78. And so Pilate delivered: Repeat No. 76 “Grant Appassionato”
  79. And a voice came to him: Repeat no. 77 “Elegie and Appassionato”
  80. There was a darkness; “Destruction” by Lowtiz
  81. And over the plains: “Unfold Ye Portals” by Gounod
  82. Weeping may endure for a night: “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” by Handel

Proper orchestral rest period is Nos. 30 to 43 inclusive.

NOTE: The repetition of numbers in this cue sheet is simplified by the use of the “LUZ” SYMPHONIC COLOR GUIDE, sold by Music Buyers Corporation, 1520 Broadway, New York City. The color suggested for repetition of numbers designates the Mood or Emotion, and is used as a code for such repetitions.

Source: Carl Braun Collection


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