Under The Black Eagle

Title: Under The Black Eagle Author: Ernst Luz Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1928 Series: Format: Cue Sheet Document type: Cue Sheet All authors/contributors: Ernst Luz OCLC Number: Contents: At Screening: “Under the Double Eagle” by Wagner (PURPLE) A Military Conscription Class: Continue No.1 Faster To Running on Screen Soldier Stops In Front of Dummy: […]

Two Weeks Off

Title: Two Weeks Off Author: James C. Bradford Publisher: Cameo Music Co., 1929 Series: Format: Cue Sheet Document type: Cue Sheet All authors/contributors: James C. Bradford OCLC Number: Contents: THEME “Love Thrills” by Meyer At Screening: THEME Vacation Time: “Marionettes” by Arndt Kitty’s Chum: “Baker Boy & Chimney Sweep” by Herbert The Weaver Flat Was […]

Flying Romeos

Title: Flying Romeos Author: James C. Bradford Publisher: Thematic Music Cue Sheet, 1928 Series: Format: Cue Sheet Document type: Cue Sheet All authors/contributors: James C. Bradford OCLC Number: Contents: At Screening: “Over the Waves” by Rosas Minnie Ashton: “Dolly Dimples” by Alter Exterior of Barber Shop: THEME “Rustic Caprice” by St. Clair I Thought We […]

Melody Magazine Collection: Authors

Authors Alford, Harry “Naturally and Accidentally Noticed.” MA17: 14. Allen, J. Worth “The Principle of Contrast in Musical Education.” Jun28: 2. Allen, Ward “In Minneapolis.” Jan 27: 57; Feb27: 23; Jul27: 57. Anon. “26th Annual Guild Convention.” Jul27: 53. “A 100% Boy Scout Band.” Aug29: 11. “About Vaudeville Salaries.” Apr19: 3. “About Band and Orchestra […]

Melody Magazine Collection: Contents

Contents 1917 The Tuneful Yankee 1, no. 1, January 1917 “Here We Are.” Jan17: 3. “Publishers Win on Public Performance.” Jan17: 4. “The Tuneful Yankee Puckerings.” Jan17: 5. “Right to the Point.” Jan17: 6. “The Tuneful Yankee Whisperings.” Jan17: 7. Rosenfeld, Monroe H. “‘Ragtime’—A Musical Mystery: What It Is and Its Origin.” Jan17: 9. “Al […]

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Since 2014, the Silent Film Sound & Music Archive has been digitizing and sharing printed music for the silent cinema. Today the Archive contains nearly 1,000 individual pieces of sheet music; scores; collections of short pieces (also called photoplay albums); cue sheets; instruction manuals; and much more. Learn more about the music for early film. Find […]

New audio recordings by Ethan Uslan

I’m delighted to announce that SFSMA now has recordings of more than twenty individual pieces as well as multiple cues from three film scores available in addition to sheet music, instruction books, and other materials. Thanks to the Society for American Music’s 2016 Sight and Sound Award, SFSMA was able to commission silent film pianist Ethan […]

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Searching the Archive Users can search for items by creator (composer, arranger, or editor), title, mood (“Hurry,” “Mysterioso,” “National”), instrumentation, publisher (including place and date, when known), contributor, and format (book, sheet music, cue sheet). New materials are posted regularly. In some cases, you will find multiple copies of a single work; these are usually […]