Public-domain compositions intended to accompany silent films with live music. The collection consists of items from the UNT Music Library's WFAA and WBAP radio orchestra libraries and other works for small orchestra.



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Silent Film Music Collection in UNT Digital Library. University of North Texas Libraries. https://digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/SILENT/ accessed September 18, 2020.


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Ditson's Music for the Photoplay
579
WFAA Collection
445
Sam Fox Photoplay Edition
374
Berg's Incidental Series
325
Schirmer's Photoplay Series
319
Hawkes' Photo Play Series
210
Incidental Symphonies
182
Joseph Carl Breil's original collection of dramatic music for motion picture plays
162
Cinema Incidental Series
140
A.B.C. Dramatic Set
112
Berg's Descriptive Series
90
Cinema Inc. Series
60
Jacobs' Incidental Music
48
A.B.C. Photo Play Concert Edition
47
Photoplay Series
34
Schirmer's galaxy
34
A.B.C. Feature Photoplay Edition
32
Artist's orchestra repertoire
32
Theatre Orch.
32
Berg's Concert Series
30
Unique Orchestral Repertoire
28
Romance | Grünfeld | ORCH 06091
21
Chalita | Schertzinger | ORCH 01614
20
Lovers' Lane | Roberts | ORCH 01703
20
Alla Polka | Smetana | ORCH 06089
19
Blossom Time | Romberg | ORCH 00372
19
Carl Fischer progressive orchestra edition
19
Old Favorites | Seredy | ORCH 00370
19
Beautiful Persia | Lincke | ORCH 01590
18
Children's March | Finck | ORCH 00607
18
Chopiniana Suite | Luz | WFAA K00339
18
Concert Edition for Orchestra
18
Constance | Golden | WFAA K00342
18
Conversational | Noyes | ORCH 00606
18
Cozy Time | O'Hare | ORCH 06095
18
Graceful Dance | Finck | ORCH 01889
18
Heavy (con moto) Tension | Kempinski | ORCH 00092
18
Heavy Agitato | Noyes | ORCH 02470
18
In the Shadows | Finck | ORCH 01619
18
Jollifications | Noyes | ORCH 00636
18
Liebesleid | Kreisler | ORCH 00378
18
Light Agitato | Noyes | ORCH 00601
18
Persian Market | Ketelbey | ORCH 00379
18
Storm Music | Zamecnik | ORCH 00283
18
Traumgedanken | Meyer-Helmund | ORCH 06092
18
A Gruesome Tale | Zamecnik | ORCH 00217
17
Agitato (B) | Langey | ORCH 00270
17
Agitato (B) | Langey | ORCH K00360
17
Agitato (Heavy) | Lake | ORCH 02769
17
Agitato | Berge | ORCH 00366
17
Agitato | Kempinski | ORCH 00221
17
Agitato | Zamecnik | ORCH 00019
17
Allegro Vigoroso | Zamecnik | ORCH 00193
17
Andante Cantabile | O'Hare | ORCH 00189
17
Andante-Amoroso | Langey | ORCH 00038
17
Andante-Dramatic | Langey | ORCH 00021
17
Battle Music | Zamecnik | ORCH 02816
17
Boosey's New Orchestral Journal
17
Chanson Algerian | Bradford | ORCH 06087
17
Comic Hurry | O'Hare | ORCH 00058
17
Diabolical Con Moto | Kempinski | ORCH 00222
17
Dramatic Allegro | O'Hare | ORCH 00066
17
Dramatic Lamento | Berge | ORCH 00365
17
Dramatic Set Number 1 | Luz | ORCH 02765
17
Dramatic Set Number 2 | Luz | ORCH 02764
17
Dramatic Set Number 20 | Kempinski | ORCH 02792
17
Dramatic Suspense | Kempinski | ORCH 00091
17
Dramatic Suspense | O'Hare | ORCH 00070
17
Dramatic Tension | Zamecnik | ORCH 00224
17
Dramatic Tension | Zamecnik | ORCH 00383
17
Enigma | Borch | ORCH 00667
17
Forboding Introduction and Hurried Suspense | Casini | ORCH 00276
17
Forboding | Kempinski | ORCH 00093
17
Four Indian Love Lyrics | Woodforde | ORCH 00373
17
Furioso and Adagio | Becker | ORCH 00655
17
Furioso | Lake | ORCH 00656
17
Furioso | Lake | ORCH 00658
17
Furioso | Rollinson | ORCH 00080
17
Furioso | Zamecnik | ORCH 00081
17
Garden Matinee | Friml | ORCH 06097
17
Grandioso | Langey | ORCH 00315
17
Grief | Zamecnik | ORCH 00218
17
Grotesque Elephantine | Brockton | ORCH 00646
17
Hurry (B) | Langey | ORCH 00207
17
Hurry | Brockton | ORCH 00621
17
Hurry | Brockton | ORCH 02422
17
Hurry | Brockton | ORCH 02471
17
Hurry | Brockton | ORCH 02480
17
Hurry | Kempinski | ORCH 00297
17
Hurry | Lake | ORCH 00619
17
Hurry | Lake | ORCH 00622
17
Hurry | Lake | ORCH 00623
17
Hurry | Lake | ORCH 00626
17
Hurry | Langey | ORCH 00239
17
Hurry | Langey | ORCH K00411
17
Hurry | O'Hare | ORCH 00214
17
Hurry | Zamecnik | ORCH 00209
17
Hurry | Zamecnik | ORCH 00210
17
In The Jungle | Langey | ORCH 00277
17
Indian Lament | Borch | ORCH 00244
17
Indian Music | Langey | ORCH 00246
17
Lamentoso | Borch | ORCH 00307
17
Military Scene | O'Hare | ORCH 00313
17
Misterioso | Zamecnik | ORCH 00350
17
Mysterioso | Brockton | ORCH 00617
17
Mysterioso | Lake | ORCH 00618
17
Mysterious Furioso | Langey | ORCH 00202
17
Mythical Suite | Luz | ORCH 02772
17
Passion | Borch | ORCH 00669
17
Passionato | Borch | ORCH 00668
17
Pastorale | Langey | ORCH 00173
17
Pathetic Melody | Borch | ORCH 00682
17
Pathetic Story | Borch | ORCH 00683
17
Pomposo | Borch | ORCH 00172
17
Presto | Brockton | ORCH 00657
17
Presto | Lake | ORCH 00676
17
Presto | Lake | ORCH 00680
17
Romantic Suite | Luz | WFAA K00341
17
Sam Fox Paramount Edition
17
Shadowed! | Zamecnik | ORCH 00342
17
Solemn Scenes from Nature | O'Hare | ORCH 00391
17
Southern Smiles | Kelly | ORCH 01288
17
Spirit of Youth | Dahlquist | ORCH 06088
17
Storm Music | Langey | ORCH 00281
17
The Confession | Zamecnik | ORCH 00101
17
The Dancer of Navarre | Zamecnik | ORCH 06100
17
The Furious Mob | Zamecnik | ORCH 00100
17
The Sacrifice | Zamecnik | ORCH 00390
17
The Tempest | Zamecnik | ORCH 00176
17
The Verdict | Zamecnik | ORCH 00106
17
Thru the Fog | Zamecnik | ORCH 00255
17
Traffic | Zamecnik | ORCH 00256
17
Triste Convoi | Borch | ORCH 02468
17
Violence | Zamecnik | ORCH 00110
17
Agitated Hurry | Langey | ORCH 00041
16
Agitated Mysterioso | Langey | ORCH 00024
16
Agitato (Heavy) | Lake | ORCH 02787
16
Agitato Misterioso | Langey | ORCH 00028
16
Agitato Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00190
16
Agitato Number 2 | Andino | ORCH 00008
16
Agitato Number 4 | Minot | ORCH 00191
16
Agitato con moto | Borch | ORCH 00015
16
Agitato | Lake | ORCH 02779
16
Agitato | Langey | ORCH 00014
16
Agitato | Norton | ORCH 02767
16
Agitato | Riesenfeld | ORCH 00027
16
Allegro Misterioso Notturno | Borch | ORCH 00025
16
Allegro Number 1 | Minot | ORCH 00039
16
Allegro Number 2 | Langey | ORCH 00040
16
Allegro vivace Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00195
16
Andante Patetico e Doloroso | Borch | ORCH 00001
16
Andante Pathétique Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00002
16
Appasionato | Borch | ORCH 00030
16
Battle Music | Riesenfeld | ORCH 02800
16
Belwin Modern Dance Series
16
Beware | Bizet | ORCH 00663
16
Capitol Photoplay Series
16
Chu Chin Chow | Norton | ORCH 00376
16
Chung Lo | Moret | ORCH 01702
16
Combat | Norton | ORCH 02783
16
Conspiracy | Zamecnik | ORCH 00050
16
Creepy | Breau/Hoff/Stevenson | ORCH 00604
16
Dramatic Agitato Con Moto | Luz | ORCH 00088
16
Dramatic Allegro Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00075
16
Dramatic Hurry | O'Hare | ORCH 00394
16
Dramatic Recitative Number 1 | Levy | ORCH 02793
16
Dramatic Recitative Number 2 | Levy | ORCH 02791
16
Dramatic Set Number 20 | Luz | WFAA K00340
16
Dramatic Suspense | Winkler | ORCH 02763
16
Epilogue | Ourdine | ORCH 02449
16
Essence Grotesque | Lake | ORCH 02467
16
Feist popular standard dance hits
16
Furioso Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00314
16
Furioso Number 2 | Langey | ORCH 00078
16
Furioso Number 3 | Langey | ORCH 00079
16
Furioso | Langey | ORCH 00385
16
Galop Number 1 | Gungl | ORCH 00299
16
Galop Number 2 | Langey | ORCH 00254
16
Galop-Hurry | Langey | ORCH 00290
16
Heavy Descriptive Agitato Number 1 | Luz | ORCH 02785
16
Heavy Misterioso 1 | Levy | ORCH 02942
16
Heavy Villainous | Luz | ORCH 00088
16
Hurry Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00208
16
Hurry Number 2 | Langey | ORCH 00241
16
Hurry Number 3 | Langey | ORCH 00229
16
Hurry Number 4 | Minot | ORCH 00213
16
Hurry | Lake | ORCH 00624
16
I Can't Forget You | Buffano | ORCH 01343
16
I'll See You In My Dreams | Kahn | ORCH 01348
16
Indian War-Dance | Borch | ORCH 00243
16
Lento | Tours | ORCH 00161
16
Louisiana Buck Dance | Brooke | ORCH 00798
16
Maestoso | Lake | ORCH 00643
16
Marceline | Trinkaus | ORCH 06094
16
Misterioso Infernale | Borch | ORCH 00354
16
Misterioso Irresoluto | Langey | ORCH 00304
16
Misterioso Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00303
16
Misterioso Number 2 | Minot | ORCH 00306
16
Misterioso Number 3 | Andino | ORCH 00273
16
Motifs | Brockton | ORCH 02774
16
My Granada Girl | Partington | ORCH 01638
16
Mysterioso Dramatico | Kempinski | ORCH 00251
16
Mysterioso | Langey | ORCH 00305
16
Pastorale | Langey | ORCH 00170
16
Pathetic Andante Number 1 | Langey | ORCH 00075
16
Plaintive | Norton | ORCH 02940
16
Presto | Brockton | ORCH 00681
16
Presto | Lake | ORCH 02780
16
Prologue | Ourdine | ORCH 00670
16
Sacred Set Number 1 | Luz | ORCH 02766
16
Springtime Scene | Borch | ORCH 00153
16
Storm Music | Langey | ORCH 00099
16
Sérénade Grotesque | Borch | ORCH 00389
16
The Battle | Borch | ORCH 00644
16
The Chase | Langey | ORCH 00102
16
The Vampire | Levy | ORCH 02789
16
Weird Scenes from Nature | Kilenyi | ORCH 00119
16
Western Allegro | Riesenfeld | ORCH 00116
16
Western Scene | Berge | ORCH 00111
16
Agitato | Shepherd | ORCH 02941
15
Agitato Appassionato | Borch | ORCH 02939
15
Agitato Number 3 | Langey | ORCH 00011
15
Agitato | Kiefert | ORCH 02790
15
Agitato | Minot | ORCH 02778
15
Alborada Number 109 | Andino | ORCH K00337
15
Allegro Agitato | Andino | ORCH 02776
15
Andante Dramatic Number 15 | Herbert | ORCH 02761
15
Apparitions | Borch | ORCH 00185
15
Appassionato | Borch | ORCH 02758
15
Battle of Ypres | Borch | ORCH 00049
15
Blizzard | Aborn | ORCH 02771
15
Creepy Creeps | Borch | ORCH 02797
15
Dramatic Agitato | Minot | ORCH 02768
15
Dramatic Recitative Number 3 | Aborn | ORCH 00596
15
Dramatic Set Number 3 | Luz | ORCH 02788
15
Dramatic Tension Number 9 | Andino | ORCH 00597
15
Emerald Isle | Langey | ORCH 00371
15
Gruesome Misterioso | Borch | ORCH 00650
15
Hurry | Minot | ORCH 00625
15
Hurry | Minot | ORCH 02478
15
Hurry | Simon | ORCH 02464
15
Indian Intermezzo | Herbert | ORCH 00627
15
Indian Misterioso | Levy | ORCH 00634
15
La Petite Duchesse | Baron | ORCH 06096
15
Lamento | Brockton | ORCH 02481
15
Love Song Orientale Number 59 | Kiefert | ORCH 00630
15
Love Theme 1 | Breil | ORCH 00180
15
Mandarin Dance | Kempinski | ORCH 01589
15
Misterioso Agitato | Smith | ORCH 00615
15
Misterioso Dramatico | Aborn | ORCH 02762
15
Misterioso Dramatico | Borch | ORCH 01881
15
Misterioso Dramatico | Borch | ORCH 02777
15
Misterioso | Minot | ORCH 02781
15
My Sahara Rose | Clarke | ORCH 01629
15
Mystical Tension | Kempinski | ORCH 00152
15
Orientale | Amani | WFAA K00351
15
Perpetual Motion | Borch | ORCH 00123
15
Phantom Visions | Stevenson | ORCH 00364
15
Phantoms | Schad | WFAA K00400
15
Plaintive | Kempinski | ORCH 00388
15
Prohibition Episode | Aborn | ORCH 00684
15
Sea Song | O'Hare | ORCH 00387
15
Silent Sorrows | Borch | ORCH 00386
15
Slimy Viper | Borch | ORCH 00395
15
Southwestern Idyl | Berge | ORCH 00226
15
Sunrise and Incantations | Borch | ORCH K00412
15
Symphonette, Finale | Berge | ORCH 00363
15
The Conspirators | Santos | ORCH 00603
15
The Crafty Spy | Borch | ORCH 00103
15
Turbulence | Borch | ORCH 00199
15
Wild and Woolly | Minot | ORCH 02786
15
Agitato Misterioso and Grandioso con Morendo | Breil | ORCH 00035
14
Allegro Agitato | Breil | ORCH 00007
14
Andante Misterioso | Breil | ORCH 00023
14
General Utility Theme | Breil | ORCH 00020
14
In The Garden Of My Heart | Ball | ORCH 01608
14
Indian War-Song | Borch | ORCH 00765
14
Love Theme 2 | Breil | ORCH 00179
14
Marcia Funebre | Breil | ORCH 00203
14
Mikado | Tobani | ORCH 00375
14
Misterioso e Lamentoso | Breil | ORCH 00309
14
Misterioso e Lamentoso | Breil | ORCH 00310
14
Molto Agitato | Breil | ORCH 00205
14
Molto Agitato | Breil | ORCH 00353
14
Passion | Borch | ORCH 02796
14
Recitativo | Breil | ORCH 00310
14
Rose of Old Seville | Conrad | ORCH 06086
14
Vocal Orch.
14
When the Great Red Dawn is Shining | Sharpe | ORCH 01609
14
Andante Doloroso | Langey | ORCH 00034
13
Brownie Ballet | Cosby | ORCH 06099
13
Cundy Ideal Edition
13
Misterioso Dramatique | Borch | ORCH 01882
13
Petits Pas | Sudessi | ORCH 06099
13
Restless Bows | Srawley | WFAA K00407
13
Russian Suite | Luz | ORCH 00369
13
Shadows in the Night | Borch | ORCH 00616
13
Uneasiness | Borch | ORCH 00632
13
Andante Dramatico | Borch | ORCH 02773
12
Bayadere | Borch | ORCH 00645
12
Butterfly Dance | Borch | ORCH 00661
12
Dramatic Andante | Borch | ORCH 00594
12
Fortune Teller | Herbert | ORCH 00381
12
Intermezzo | Provost | ORCH 01607
12
Lullaby | Borch | ORCH 00666
12
Night In Granada | Serrano | ORCH 01865
12
Resignation | Borch | ORCH 00613
12
Royal Suite | Luz | ORCH 00367
12
Chinese Characteristic | Winkler | ORCH 0764
11
Gladiator | Parker | ORCH 01664
11
Hashed Brown | Allen | ORCH 01665
11
Moonlit Waters | Brown | ORCH 01639
11
My Future Just Passed | Whiting | ORCH 01634
11
Tom Tom | Parker | ORCH 01664
11
Agitato Pathetique | Borch | ORCH 02775
10
Joseph Carl Breil's Original Collection of Dramatic Music for Motion Picture Plays
7
Pizzicato | Lake | ORCH 00677
6
Misterioso Dramatico | Borch | ORCH 02775
5
Artist's Orchestra Repertoire
2