BEGGARS OF LIFE New Score

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Rodney
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BEGGARS OF LIFE New Score

Unread post by Rodney » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:50 pm

I wrote an essay about the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra's score for Beggars of Life, and updated it to acknowledge the new release on the Kino Lorber label.

This is quite geeky, but I hope some of you enjoy seeing what process we used to create the score. The article also includes the entire original cue sheet for reference.

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Rodney Sauer
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"Let the Music do the Talking!"

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Re: BEGGARS OF LIFE New Score

Unread post by oldposterho » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:47 pm

Fascinating stuff, I had no idea about cue sheets. Seeing some of the odd score choices the 'music compiler' made (where the music didn't match the images) I wonder how much interaction there was between the director/producers and the compilers, or was this just somebody's day job where sometimes care was taken and sometimes their mind was elsewhere?

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Re: BEGGARS OF LIFE New Score

Unread post by Rodney » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:26 pm

oldposterho wrote:Fascinating stuff, I had no idea about cue sheets. Seeing some of the odd score choices the 'music compiler' made (where the music didn't match the images) I wonder how much interaction there was between the director/producers and the compilers, or was this just somebody's day job where sometimes care was taken and sometimes their mind was elsewhere?
I don't know for sure, but I strongly suspect that there was little or no interaction between the score compilers and the directors and producers. There are some exceptions (which, notably, make a big deal of it), such as the cue sheet for Peter Pan, which boasts of how Herbert Brenon was brought in to help on the cue sheet.
Rodney Sauer
The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
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"Let the Music do the Talking!"

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