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Name: NAXOS
Number: NAX8573105

WILLIAM PERRY: MUSIC FOR GREAT FILMS OF THE SILENT ERA: PART TWO (CD)
Composed by: William Perry

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Paul Phillips conducts Ireland RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Composer-producer William Perry has played a major rôle in the revival of interest in silent films, both through his more than one hundred silent film scores and through his Emmy Award-winning television series, The Silent Years, hosted by Orson Welles and Lillian Gish. A rich array of Perry’s film music was presented in the critically acclaimed Naxos recording, Music for Great Films of the Silent Era (NAXOS8572567). Now this companion volume offers a further view of Perry’s colourful and exuberant writing, including his new Silent Film Heroines song-suite for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, celebrating eight of the legendary actresses of the silent cinema. Perry’s supremely melodic sense of period and style captures perfectly the romance, grandeur and humour of those entertaining days when “Movies were movies!”

Silent Film Heroines
1. I. Lillian Gish (Orphans of the Storm) 4:51
2. II. Mary Pickford (Pollyanna) 3:33
3. III. Greta Garbo (A Woman of Affairs) 3:56
4. IV. Gloria Swanson (Fine Manners) 4:56
5. V. Vilma Banky (The Night of Love) 3:28
6. VI. Betty Bronson (Peter Pan) 3:37
7. VII. Pearl White (The Perils of Pauline) 2:31
8. VIII. Janet Gaynor (Seventh Heaven) 5:58

9. Summer Nocturne 12:05

Brass from the Past
10. I. Blue Ophicleide 00:06:09 11. II. Military Ophicleide 00:03:33 12. III. Pastoral Ophicleide 00:04:04 13. IV. Latin Ophicleide 00:07:53

14. Hearts of the World 00:12:04

Total Disc Time: 1:18:38

  
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