Music donations from Greg Breed

Last week, SFSMA got an email from San Diego-area theatre organist Greg Breed, who shares the Archive’s love of silent film music and its desire to see it preserved and made available for free. Greg has generously offered to share his collection of cinema music with SFSMA, and the first posts of it appear today, […]

Collections

SFSMA has digitized a number of private and publicly available collections of cue sheets and sheet music, and has also created collections of related materials. Chuck Berg Silent Film Music Collection Charles “Chuck” Berg (1941–2016), who taught film and media studies at the University of Kansas staring in 1977, donated his substantial music collections to […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 16

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 16 Author: Gaston Borch Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1927 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: Gaston Borch OCLC Number: Contents: 1. The Shepherd 2. Infernal or Witch Scene 3. Prayer 4. Love Scene 5. Religious Scene 6. Frolic Notes: for […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 11

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 11 Author: Percy E. Fletcher Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1926 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: Percy E. Fletcher OCLC Number: Contents: 1. Joys of Innocence (pastorale prelude) 2. Powder and Patches (courtly measure) 3. Love’s Awakening (tender melody) 4. […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 10

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 10 Author: Edouard Patou Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1925 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: Edouard Patou OCLC Number: Contents: 1. The Ambush (for fights and struggles) 2. A Vain Hope (for mysterious agitation) 3. Desolation (for scenes of extreme […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 8

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 8 Author: Aubrey Winter (arranger) Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1925 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: Aubrey Winter;. P Fahrbach; Ch. Barthmann; C. Latann; C. Lamothe; Ch. Le Thiere OCLC Number: Contents: 1. Skater’s Galop/Fahrbach 2. Comedy Galop/Fahrbach 3. Military […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 7

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 7 Author: John Ansell Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1925 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: John Ansell OCLC Number: Contents: 1. A Street in Algiers 2. In Pekin 3. Arab Dance 4. In a Japanese Garden 5. The Indian Juggler […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 5

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 5 Author: Gaston Borch Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1923 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: Gaston Borch OCLC Number: Contents: 1. Passion 2. Triste Convoi 3. Enchantress 4. Agitation 5. Amour Decu 6. Dans les Bois Notes: for piano Source: […]

Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 4

Title: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Piano Albums, Vol. 4 Author: Gaston Borch Publisher: London: Hawkes and Son: 1923 Series: Hawkes Photo-Play Series Format: Sheet music Document type: Musical score All authors/contributors: Gaston Borch OCLC Number: Contents: 1. Pathetic Melody 2. Agitato 3. Passionato 4. A Pathetic Story 5. Enigma (for stealthy, mysterious scenes) 6. Mysterious March […]