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Paul Hart

Paul Hart

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 10:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $130.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III-IV
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Hi-hat
  • Ratchet
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Sand Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Toms
  • Tubular Bells
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

Before starting to write this piece, I did a little basic research and was surprised to learn how sophisticated the art of providing music for silent films eventually became. A large theater might well employ an orchestra of sixty or more musicians and keep a library of many thousands of orchestral scores including classical selections as well as popular music of the day. My impressions of silent film music had always been based on the compilations of snippets which used to be aired on British Television in the 1960's as "Fillers". I suppose the music for these was composed and recorded in the sixties and would often just be a "Honky-Tonk" piano. We were treated to sections of comedies and melodramma and I don't remember ever seeing a full-length film. My piece is really a reflection of the impressions which these broadcasts made on me and is, as such, slightly tongue-in-cheek.

Program Note by Paul Hart

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