Searching for a few pieces for silent film work

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Andrew Greene

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Searching for a few pieces for silent film work

PostWed Sep 21, 2011 3:10 pm

Hey All,
I'm trying to find a few pieces of music from the era. Not all the pieces I'm searching for are silent-specific, but I hope to use them in some scores with my group.

The pieces are:
The Parlor Is A Pleasant Place by Frank Crumit
Ghost Scene by Broy (1926)
1863 (Eighteen Sixty Three Medley) (1904) by E. Calvin
Presto (1918) by Lester Brockton (M.L. Lake)
More Candy (1917) by Mel B. Kaufman
and
Selections from "Watch Your Step" (1914/1915) by Irving Berlin

If anyone has these, or knows where to find them, please let me know. I'd prefer to have them for small orchestra (the 11-and-piano group), however, if they're incomplete I'd still like them. I'd be more than willing to trade something from my library of ~2000 pieces.

Thanks!
Andrew Greene
Founder & Director, Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
http://www.peacherineragtime.com
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Jack Theakston

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Re: Searching for a few pieces for silent film work

PostWed Sep 21, 2011 4:58 pm

Sounds like you're looking at the cue sheet for a certain Buster Keaton film. (Do the audience a favor and don't use "Alabamy Bound" as its most inappropriate theme song.)

I've got a few of the pieces you're looking for. Email me at lonesomeluke27 at yahoo.com
J. Theakston
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Rodney

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Re: Searching for a few pieces for silent film work

PostSun Sep 25, 2011 11:05 am

I've got that Brockton Presto. Let me know if you still need it...
Rodney Sauer
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Re: Searching for a few pieces for silent film work

PostMon Sep 26, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks Rodney and Jack for emailing me about music.
Andrew Greene
Founder & Director, Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
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