Playing to Pictures: A Guide for Pianists and Conductors of Motion Picture Theatres. W. Tyacke George.

Playing to Pictures: A Guide for Pianists and Conductors of Motion Picture Theatres

London: E.T. Heron & Co./The Kinematograph Weekly, 1914. Cloth. The 1914 2nd edition of this uncommon, very early guide for scoring motion pictures. Tight and VG in its dark-red cloth, with bright black-titling to the front panel. Light wear to the spine ends, light spotting along the front panel's top-edge, otherwise very clean. Thin quarto, wonderful period ads sandwiching the text. According to the author, "no work on the subject of 'Playing to Pictures' had appeared before the first edition of this book was published, and it is hoped these editions will help all who desire to increase the value of what is presented on the screen by providing a suitable and valuable accompaniment in the shape of really good music" (from the author's Foreword). Chapters include "How to Become a Picture Pianist", "The Dance Music of Nations", "Music Preventing a Panic", "How to Produce Effects", "Musicians' Salaries", "Specially Written Music for Kinemas", etc. Very Good. Item #16933

Price: $300.00

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