Desert Nights

Title: Desert Nights

Author: Ernst Luz

Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1929


Format: Cue Sheet

Document type: Cue Sheet

All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz

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  1. At screening: “Babylon Suite No. 1” by Elie (ORANGE)
  2. Cablegram on screen: “To My Star” by Marquardt
  3. People get out of auto: “A Love Lesson” by Fresco
  4. Girl lifts her veil: “Wooing” from Love Tales by Schertzinger (WHITE)
  5. Fade-out after Gilbert walks off screen: “Geraldine” by Tobias (from beginning)
  6. I say, am I going to kill this lion alone: “Merriment” by Kempinski
  7. Gilbert leaves room – follows girl to balcony: Repeat No. 4 (WHITE)
  8. Girl asks father through window to play waltz: “Geraldine” by Tobias” (chorus)
  9. End of waltz – card seen: “Cocotte” by Tyson
  10. A half million dollars worth: “Misterioso Fantastico” by Becce (RED)
  11. Whistle blows: “Excitement and Hurry” by Hoffman
  12. Splendid: Repeat No. 10 (RED)
  13. Leaving civilization behind: “Desert Caravan” by Friml
  14. Hello good looking: Repeat No. 4 (WHITE)
  15. As a hostess: “Semi-Oriental Maestoso” by Becce
  16. Play once and segue: Repeat No. 10 (RED)
  17. Morning: “Pastorale Orientale” by Levenson
  18. Girl comes from tent: “Astir” by Berge
  19. Girl walks to Gilbert in wagon: “Vision Orientale” by Marquardt
  20. Gilbert kissing girl: “Incidental Symphony No. 35” by Kempinski
  21. Shoot, you fool: “Symphonic Incidentals No. 15” by Marquardt
  22. Fade-out of Gilbert and crook: “In Mournful Mood” by Sibelius
  23. See here, good looking: “Wooing” from Love Tales by Schertzinger (WHITE)
  24. Man staggers on screen: Repeat No. 22 “In Mournful Mood”
  25. Men shake hands: Repeat No. 23 (WHITE)
  26. Fade-out of Gilbert embracing girl: “Dreamy Moments” by Marquardt
  27. Gilbert jumps off wagon: “Scherzando Hurry” by Frey (LIGHT BLUE)
  28. Oxen released – Gilbert tastes water: “Morne Desert” by Gabriel Marie
  29. Fade-out of girl to night scene: Continue No. 28
  30. Gilbert on screen with girl – close-up: “Appassionato No, 4” by Axt
  31. 1-2-3-4: “The Hermit’s Dream” by Marquardt
  32. Girl runs from Gilbert after he throws her on ground: Repeat No. 27 (LIGHT BLUE)
  33. Gilbert lifts girl from ground: “Misterioso Fantastico” by Becce (RED)
  34. Fade-out of close-up of Steve and Gilbert: “Dreams” by Crist
  35. Save me: “Nocturne” by Crist
  36. Fade-out as Steve gets up on feet: Repeat No. 27 (LIGHT BLUE)
  37. Crook falls into sand pit: Repeat No. 35 “Nocturne”
  38. Gilbert sees water: “Intermezzo” by Arensky
  39. I got you this far: “Redemption Theme” by Tschaikowsky
  40. Fade-out of Gilbert lying on ground: “Parade of the Toys” by Schertzinger
  41. Gilbert at campfire: “Pastorale” from L”Arlesienne by Bizet
  42. Now, the only honorable thing to do: “Geraldine” by Tobias (from beginning)
  43. I’m your prisoner: Repeat No. 33 (RED)
  44. Goodbye and good luck: “Geraldine” by Tobias (chorus)
  45. Fade0out after title – “Not bad, the diamonds and one prisoner”: “The Devil’s Elixir” by Marquardt
  46. Come right along: “Babylon Suite No. 1” by Elie (ORANGE)
  47. Did you get lost: “Chant Russe” by Lalo
  48. See that he gets bread: Repeat No. 44 “Geraldine”

Proper orchestra rest period is Nos. 15 to 22 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

SFSMA ID: uamvU69Yon

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