slide1 l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Early Film Music PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Early Film Music

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 10

Early Film Music - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 310 Views
  • Uploaded on

Early Film Music. Films shown starting in 1890s Projectors were noisy for silent films Live music added to cover noise Piano used with film in Paris, 1895

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Early Film Music' - Melvin


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
early film music
Early Film Music
  • Films shown starting in 1890s
  • Projectors were noisy for silent films
  • Live music added to cover noise
  • Piano used with film in Paris, 1895
  • In 1908, Paris company, Le Film d’Art,commissionedCamille Saint-Saëns to compose music for L’assassinat du Duc de Guise; live musicians played during film screeings
  • Work by Saint-Saëns was a success, but increased expense for theaters
featured listening main theme from star wars by john williams
Featured Listening : “Main Theme” from Star Warsby John Williams
  • Composed for film in 1977
  • Movie music
  • Moderate tempo, slows near the end
  • Orchestra
  • Quadruple meter with some triple meter
  • Listen to the opening fanfare, heroic theme, battle music, and Princess Leia’s leitmotif

Listening Excerpt from CD 2, tracks 38, p. 339-340

listening guide the main theme from star wars contd
Listening Guide:The Main Theme from Star Wars(contd.)
  • Fanfare
  • Heroic theme played by brass and percussion, then entire orchestra
  • Light and soft transition
  • Strings build intensity
  • Battle music (triple meter), then syncopated punctuations obscure meter
  • Heroic theme returns in quadruple meter
  • Princess Leia’s leitmotif is played by cellos and basses
  • Heroic theme in high brass
  • Fanfare-like statements in brass
  • Tempo slows and intensity drops
  • Closes with music from Elgar’s The Coronation March