The Devil Dancer

Title: The Devil Dancer

Author: Ernst Luz

Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1927


Format: Cue Sheet

Document type: Cue Sheet

All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz

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  1. At screening: “Kashmiri Song” by Woodforde-Finden (WHITE)
  2. Tibet, high in the: “Before the Battle” from T’Chaka by Ring (RED)
  3. While on the road: “Monarah” from T’Chaka by Ring
  4. And a strange event: Repeat No. 2 (RED)
  5. And thus Takla: Repeat No. 1 (WHITE)
  6. Big gong: “Incidental Symphony No. 28” by Damaur
  7. Close-up scene of prisoners coming downstairs: “Marcia Tragica” by Mikulicz
  8. Our ancient law: Repeat No. 6 “Incidental Symphony No. 28”
  9. Servant embraces Takla: “Orientale” by Cui
  10. Fade-out of men making up to tom tom: tom tom by drummer
  11. One scene: “Orgy” from Babylon by Elie
  12. Close-up of man hitting native cymbal: “Temple Bells” by Woodforde-Finden (ORANGE)
  13. Mask taken off girl’s head: “Dance of the Gnomes” by Hynsky
  14. Dancer falls down stairs: “Misterioso No. 4” by Bergunker
  15. White man climbs over garden wall: “Less Than the Dust” by Woodforde-Finden (BROWN)
  16. White man climbs to girl on balcony: Repeat No. 1 (WHITE)
  17. While the prayer wheels spin: “Before the Battle” from T’Chaka by Ring
  18. Garden scene: “Kashmiri Song” by Woodforde-Finden (WHITE), interrupt with trombone and horns imitating big trumpet, then segue to “Sarcasm” by Kempinski
  19. Maid shows after white man gives Takla cross: Repeat No. 18 (WHITE)
  20. When the moon is highest: Repeat No. 17 (RED)
  21. Masked girl enters temple: “Incidental Symphony No. 28” by Damaur
  22. Fade to two priests after close-up of wagon interior showing girl: “Semi-Oriental Maestoso” by Becce
  23. Kolan: “On the Bosporus” by Lincke
  24. Stephen says he has a surprise for us: “Miss Mischief” by Kempinski
  25. Man in garden mixes drink and drinks: “Temple Bells” by Woodforde-Finden (ORANGE)
  26. Takla drops cup of tea and cake: “Kashmiri Song” by Woodforde-Finden (WHITE), introduction
  27. Evening: “Spirit of Spring” by Reiser
  28. Lover walks off screen from sister: Repeat No. 26 (WHITE)
  29. Outside the gates: “Egyptian Dance” by Friml
  30. Lover walks to Takla dancing: “Kashmiri Song” by Woodforde-Finden (WHITE)
  31. Man enters room closing doors: Repeat No. 29 “Egyptian Dance”
  32. One dance scene: “Tensive Misterioso” by Peele
  33. Fade-out as woman walks from gate: “Fugitive” by Maiorana
  34. South toward: “In Sight of the Oasis” by Baron, SEGUE to “An Indian Legend” by Baron
  35. Takla has handkerchief – drops to ground: “Danse Oriental” by Lubomirsky
  36. Hassim annoying Takla after dancing: “An Indian Legend” by Baron
  37. Takla throws cross to floor: “Scene au Serai” by Les Orientales by Gauwin
  38. A month later: Continue No. 37
  39. Takla finishes dance with whirl: “Defense of Honor” by Zamecnik
  40. Nautch girls pass Takla on balcony: “Vision Orientale” by Marquardt
  41. Hassim embraces Takla: Repeat No. 39 “Defense of Honor”
  42. Hassim walks out of room after fight: Repeat No. 40 “Vision Orientale”
  43. Nautch girls show: Repeat No. 35 “Danse Oriental”
  44. Nautch rubs body against white visitor: Repeat No. 40 “Vision Orientale”
  45. Takla walks out on balcony: Repeat No. 35 “Danse Oriental”
  46. One dance scene: “A Villainous Theme” by Engleman
  47. Takla walks out of room: Repeat No. 35 “Danse Oriental”
  48. One dance scene: “Before the Battle” from T’Chaka by Ring (RED)
  49. I have come to take you back: “Shadowed” by Zamecnik
  50. What have you done with Takla: “Incidental Symphony No. 1” by Kempinski
  51. Lama kills boy with knife in Takla’s dressing room: “Monarah” from T’Chaka by Ring
  52. Lama leading Takla out of room: Repeat No. 50 “Incidental Symphony No. 1”
  53. Interior of room after Lama is thrown into river: “Kashmiri Song” by Woodforde-Finden (WHITE)

Proper orchestra rest period is Nos. 22 to 29 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 repetitions of numbers designate the Mood or Emotion, and is used as a code for such repetition.

Source: Carl Braun Collection


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