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Alternate silent film scores

PostTue Mar 11, 2008 5:22 pm

I have launched http://www.altscore.com today, where you can purchase and download MP3's of musical scores that synch with silents on DVD. I have already recorded scores for two features, and am working on one or two more releases for end of March. There are a couple of free offerings as well.

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PostTue Mar 11, 2008 10:50 pm

That's something I may have to look into! I cannot say that I've ever disliked any scores of your yet! I've also heard many of them on the Edison: The Invention of the Movies DVD! :wink:
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PostTue Mar 11, 2008 11:32 pm

Great idea......and I *love* the how-to title cards.
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PostWed Mar 12, 2008 7:33 am

Thanks to both of you. I've gotten real good at duplicating silent film titles, matching typefaces and formatting.

Glad you liked the Edison scores....they were done so long ago I may offer new ones at some point.

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PostFri Mar 14, 2008 7:10 am

FYI, for those of you who haven't gone to the site yet, I should mention the tracks are currently priced at $4 apiece or less -- Sherlock, Jr. $2.95, Beyond the Rocks $3.95, etc -- plus for a limited time there are free downloads of 3 Arbuckle shorts...

http://www.altscore.com

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PostSat Mar 15, 2008 12:02 am

I haven't had a chance to watch Sherlock with your score yet, but I've listened to the score itself and it's really great. I don't mind the one on the Kino DVD as *music* but I hate it as accompaniment to the movie.

Keep up the good work!

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Houdini scores from altscore.com

PostTue Apr 08, 2008 9:00 am

Houdini scores released!

Now available on altscore.com are alternate music tracks for two of the features on the new DVD set Houdini: the Movie Star --
• piano score for Terror Island (DVD has organ score)
• organ score for The Man From Beyond (DVD has piano score)

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"Freebie-of-the-Month"
download a free MP3 score for the "Screen Snapshots" film on the Dragon Painter DVD (the snapshots film on the DVD has no music track).

Coming soon:
• Buster Keaton in The Cameraman
• Lon Chaney in The Penalty
• disc one of The Harry Langdon Collection


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http://www.altscore.com
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PostSun Apr 20, 2008 9:23 pm

Well, I purchased and downloaded Ben's score for SHERLOCK, JR., followed the easy synch prompt at the beginning, and voila! Good-bye Clubfoot! Ben's piano score is absolutely charming, and fits the film perfectly. The synch was right dead on. What a fabulous idea. I highly suggest all you SHERLOCK, JR. DVD owners get over to Ben's site and save yourselves from further Clubfoot listening. It's an absolute steal at $2.95. Hurry up with that PENALTY score, Ben...I gotta have it!

www.altscore.com
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PostMon Apr 21, 2008 7:42 am

And, let me add my 2 cents, the Beyond the Rocks score is lovely and a wonderful addition.

Ben, we'll be talking about this soon, I promise!

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PostTue Apr 22, 2008 11:42 am

There's a write-up on http://www.altscore.com just published on the Bioscope blog site:

http://bioscopic.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/alternative-music
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altenate scores for Langdon set: disc one

PostSun May 18, 2008 4:43 pm

Just released from http://www.altscore.com are scores for the shorts on
disc one of The Harry Langdon Collection: Lost and Found --
    • Picking Peaches
    • Smile Please
    • His New Mamma
    • The First 100 Years
    • Luck O' the Foolish
    • The Hansom Cabman

...all for just $3.95.

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PostWed Feb 17, 2010 4:37 pm

New release from http://www.altscore.com:

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"HEART O' THE HILLS"
Alternate musical score now available!


I have just uploaded a new piano score that synchs with the Milestone DVD release of Mary Pickford in "HEART O' THE HILLS". Just $3.95 for a download of the full score as one MP3, or as two separate files to burn to standard audio CD's (the film is just a bit too long to fit on one disc, and some people may not have the capability to play back an MP3 disc on their player). (This is a score for "HEART" only, not "M'LISS")

Still available are:
- Buster Keaton in "Sherlock Jr."
- Buster Keaton in "The Cameraman"
- Lon Chaney in "The Penalty"
- Helen Gardner in "Cleopatra"
- DVD set disc 1 of "Harry Langdon: Lost and Found"
- Houdini in "Terror Island"
- Houdini in "The Man From Beyond"
- Valentino and Swanson in "Beyond the Rocks"

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PostThu Feb 18, 2010 4:48 pm

PLEASE contact Kino about getting your Sherlock Jr. score on their upcoming Blu-Ray! Please please please!

Fred

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