The Eastman Theatre Orchestra ArchiveA Collection of Theater Music for Silent Films“These films were ‘scored’ (compiled) from 1980 through the end of the 1990s for use with theEastman-Dryden Orchestra and over four dozen professional symphony orchestras throughout the U.S.and Canada” (from Donald Hunsberger’s list).THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA1. The Phantom of the Opera – parts in black covers, comb binding, list of parts included, this set wascontained in one box. 2 flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon; horn 1 asst., horn 2, 2 trumpet, 1trombone, 1 timpani, 3 percussion, harp. Also, a piano & organ part – not included on the hand writtenlist enclosed in the box. Strings: 8 violin 1, 4 violin 2, 5 viola, 4 violoncello, 5 contrabass. Also, a violin 2-1and cello 1 part, in black covers, comb binding, white paper tape on the front of each “NO USE” writtenon the white paper tape.2. Also a comb bound set with grey covers, includes a letter and two copies of the Houston SymphonyMagazine referencing the performance there on 8/29/99. This set was contained in one box. Winds areincomplete: oboe 2/English horn, bassoon 2, timpani. Strings: 6 violin 1, 5 violin 2, 4 viola, 5 violoncello,3 contrabass. Plus, some strings in black covers with comb binding: 3 violin 1, 2 violin 2, 1 viola, 1contrabass.3. A box of black cardboard 3 ring binders with parts in each. Each has a white label on the spine,instrument name is typed, written in black ink on each is “P.O.” (Phantom of the Opera). Flute, oboe, 1stclarinet, 2nd clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, 1st violin (A) and 1st violin (B) – yellow post-itnote on each spine with “OLD” written in red ink, 2nd violin (A), 2nd violin (B), viola, cello, bass. Pianopart is in a black vinyl 3 ring binder with a hand written label on the spine, red ink “Piano Phantom of theOpera” Also in the box, one viola part and one cello part, comb binding, beige paper covers, written onthe front of each, in blue ink is “OLD.” Photocopied image of the Phantom glued to each cover.4. One box, shipped to DH at ESM address, from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, Fl).An inventory sheet is included, dated 3/14/96. Parts have comb bindings, beige lightweight boardcovers, some parts are stapled into grey cardboard covers. 2 flute, 1 oboe, 1 oboe/English horn, 2clarinet, 2 bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, 1 trombone, 3 percussion. Harp part is missing. Strings: 8 violin1, 5 violin 2, 5 viola, 6 violoncello, 5 contrabass.One program, for a screening of Phantom of the Opera (in a box of music for The Last Command). Onthe cover, “Utah Symphony September 22, 1992, Phantom of the Opera,” three images of Lon Chaney,from the film, made to look like a film strip. Tucked inside is a photocopy of a printed page of programnotes by D. H., these notes are printed in the program, on page 16.Three printed pages “The Phantom of the Opera Orchestral Requirements,” stage requirements, techrehearsal, format of the program information for a performance.Six programs: Silent Film Gala, The Phantom of the Opera, Saturday, March 9, 1996 (afternoon andevening screenings), Columbus College Orchestra, conducted by D. H., Columbus, OH.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - continuedFolder of “score masters” for The Phantom of the Opera. Second folder labeled “Unbound score,Phantom of the Opera compiled – DH” in D. H.’s handwriting.Photocopy of an Eastman Theatre program for an upcoming screening of The Phantom of the Opera,October 18-24, 1925.Two programs, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, June 23 – August 12, 1990. On page 11, ascreening of The Phantom of the Opera with D.H. conducting.Two programs, the “Something for Everyone Series” of the North Carolina School of the Arts and theWinston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, The Phantom of the Opera with D.H. conducting, May 14 &15, 1992.Envelope of 8 x 10 black and white photos, film stills from The Phantom of the Opera. Lon Chaney andMary Philbin, Chaney in his Red Death costume, close up of Chaney next to a statue of Beethoven, sceneon the steps of the Paris Opera House. Blue three ring notebook, contains hand written pages of cues bytitle or action, timing and music cues, written by D. H., photocopied music for the film included.
THE MARK OF ZORRO1. Set of parts, comb binding, dark blue covers: Flute/piccolo, oboe, 2 clarinet, 1 bassoon; 2 horn, 2trumpet, trombone; timpani, 4 percussion; piano – hand written note to the pianist by D.H. paperclipped to the cover. Extra timpani part. Strings: 7 violin 1, 7 violin 2, 5 viola, 6 violoncello, 5 contrabass. Score, “Piano/Cond. 2 (cues).”2. Also, from the same box, a set of parts, winds and strings, loose pages, paper bands wrapped aroundthe pages. Some are labeled “Master.” Pages have hand written cuts, cues and other notes by D.H. inblack pen. One viola part is loose, has a yellow post-it note on the front “1/3 badly cut - ?” D.H.’shandwriting. This set was contained in one box.3. A film poster for The Mark of Zorro, Strong Auditorium, 10/28/834.The Mark of Zorro, comb bound set of parts, yellow card stock covers with “Zorro” written on thefront in black calligraphy-style marker: flute, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, 3 violins(first A, first B, first C), viola, cello, bass.TDK reel-to-reel tape, recording of the Strong Auditorium performance, 10/28/83, converted to CD(8/17/10).Program, The Mark of Zorro, shown Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 29 (no year) at theOrpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted byD.H.Program, The Honolulu Symphony 1991-92 season on page 17, The Mark of Zorro with D.H. conducting,Friday, October 25, 1991.Found with some other papers, a list of personnel for a screening of The Mark of Zorro at the EastmanHouse. Eastman-Dryden Orchestra, Feb. 9, 1991, lists instruments and musicians, has a sign out and signin chart. Filed with the rest of the Zorro material.
TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE1. Set of wind and string parts, comb binding, with blue or beige paper covers: 2 flute, oboe, 2 clarinet,horn, trombone, trumpet, drums; 4 violin 1, 1 violin 2, 1 viola, 1 violoncello, 1 contrabass. Plus 3 stringparts, comb binding with brown vinyl covers: violin 1-7, violin 1-8, violin 2-6.Plus a set of parts, loose pages with paper bands folded around the middle of each. Loose “title page”with DH notes, hand written in red ink – “Xeroxing” instructions and listing of the instrumentation asfollows: Conductor, Cond/piano, violin1 ODD R, violin 1 Even L, violin II ODD R, violin 2 Even, viola ODDR, viola EVEN, cello ODD R, cello EVEN, bass ODD R, bass EVEN, flute ODD R, flute/piccolo EVEN, oboeODD R, oboe EVEN, clarinet I ODD R, clarinet I EVEN, clarinet II ODD R, clarinet II EVEN, bassoon ODD R,bassoon EVEN, horns Odd R, horns EVEN L, trumpet I ODD R, trumpet I EVEN, trumpet II ODD R, trumpetII EVEN, trombone ODD R, trombone EVEN, percussion ODD R, percussion L EVEN. Also included, a handwritten sheet with percussion requirements by D.H.2. Box shipped to D.H.’s home address from the Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz, CA, contains aninstrumentation and inventory sheet from same, dated 5/13/96. All parts on inventory sheet areincluded as follows: Full score, flute/piccolo, oboe, 2 clarinet, bassoon, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, trombone, 4percussion, 6 violin 1, 5 violin 2, 5 viola, 5 violoncello, 5 contrabass.Four original programs for a screening of the film, Sunday, September 21, 1991, 2:00 p.m. at Jack SingerConcert Hall with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, D. H. conducting.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME1. Keyboard part – includes an instrumentation sheet in D. H.’s handwriting. Score, 2 flute, 2oboe/English horn, 2 clarinet, bassoon, 2 horn asst. horn part, 2 trumpet (trumpet 2 includes aloose sheet of paper “The Omaha Symphony Pops Call Sheet, The Hunchback of Notre DameDonald Hunsberger conducting.”) Lists rehearsal days and times, no year, performances withdress requirements, instrumentation with the last names of the musicians. On the back“November Pops Donald Hunsberger, Conductor” with program information – The Hunchback ofNotre Dame - instrumentation and “Timing - ?” Timpani part has a yellow Post It note on thefront “Hunchback Extra Keyboard Book for use if using 2 players, i. e. one on piano and one onorgan” (not in D. H.’s handwriting). Also a bass part with part of a yellow Post-It note taped tothe front “Tuba.” Strings: 7 violin 1, 4 violin 2, 4 viola, 4 violoncello, 2 contrabass.2. Box: “Hunchback Masters” – set of various, original sheet music and unbound sheets –photocopies of original music for each instrument, W-B-P and strings. Also, 10 sheets of yellowruled paper with performance notes in pencil, red ink check marks or black ink check marks ateach cue. Sheets for the following instruments: bassoon, trumpet 1, trumpet 2, trombone,oboe, clarinet 1, violin 1, viola, cello, double bass.Set of parts, one for each instrument, each has a paper strip wrapped around the middle andtaped. The sheets are photocopied sections that are cut and taped to each page. Cuts made byD. H. Each part is split between L for left page and R for right page. Pages are single-sided.Flute, oboe, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, bassoon, horns, trumpet 1, trumpet 2 (“cornet” is crossedout), trombone, timpani, drums. Strings: one set (L & R) for each string instrument. Whatappears to be a bound score, it is not labeled, comb binding with black vinyl cover and a set ofloose sheets, odd & even pages – each wrapped with a paper strip around the middle. Oneloose title page for the score, also. The music included is as follows (all original sheet musicunless otherwise noted):Suite from the Ballet Salammbo (H. Arends, arr. Otto Langey)Hungarian Fantasia (Armand Vecsey, arr. Otto Langey)Valse Pathetique (Maurice Baron)Le Roman de Pierrot et Pierrette, Historiettes Musicales, Part II, No. 3. Bal de Noces(J. Burgmein, arr. for orch. By Gustav Hinrichs)Yaksha Dance, Dance of the Hindu Gnomes (Irénée Bergé, arr. Ross Jungnickel)Tarantella (Carl Bohm, Op. 314, No. 13, arr for orch. By Otto Langey)Gitanilla Suite, Part One, I. Les Romani (P. Lancome, arr. for orch. By Gustav Hinrichs)No. 2, An Old Love-Story, Idyl (Paolo Conte, arr. Otto Langey)Hungarian Dance (Heinrich Hofmann, arr. Hugo Riesenfeld)Kiki, Intermezzo (Domenico Savino, arr. by the composer)Incidental Symphonies, Forboding (Leo A. Kempinski)Chanson d’Amour (Josef Suk, Op. 7, No. 1, arr. Adolph Schmid)Three Dances (from the Ballet in “Hullo America”) (Herman Finck), III. Danse BarbareDance of the Gnomes, from Oriental Suite, Noure et Anitra (A. Ilynsky, Op. 13, arr. RossJungnickel)Azora, Prelude, Act III (Henry Hadley, arr. Adolf Schmid)A Ball-Scene, Waltz (J. L. Nicode, Op. 26, arr. for orch. By Otto Langey)
2. Hunchback - continuedEvening’s Quietude, Abendruhe, II (Edmund Kretschmer, Op. 26, arr. Ross Jungnickel)Suite of Three Oriental Sketches, No. 1. Among the Arabs (Otto Langey, Op. 58, No. 1)A.B.C. Dramatic Set No. 10, Diabolical Scene, Andante Misterioso, Heavy Misterioso (composedand arr. By Ernst Luz)Carnival Grotesque (for clowns, villagers, peasants or fantastic gatherings) (Domenico Savino)Elegie from Trio in d Minor (A. Arensky, Op. 32, arr. By Maurice Baron)Yester-Love, Intermezzo (Gaston Borch)Incidental Symphonies, Dramatic Suspense (Leo A. Kempinski)Barcarolle (A. Rubenstein, Op. 30, arr. Otto Langey)Serenade (Agathe Backer-Gröndahl, arr. Otto Langey)Tragic Andante (shipwreck, destruction, terror) (Domenico Savino)Overture to the Opera “Ilka” (Franz Doppler, arr. Ross Jungnickel)Dramatic Lamento (Irénée Bergé, arr. Ross Jungnickel) This one is a photocopy, not an original.Norwegian Folk Song (Gaston Borch)A.B.C. Dramatic Set No. 18, Heavy Dramatic Scene (Ernst Luz)Chinese Suite No. 3, Patrol of the Boxers (Irénée Bergé, arr. Ross Jungnickel)Suite Orientale No. 1, Fete Arabe, Arabian Festival (Irénée Bergé, arr. Ross Jungnickel)Andromeda and the Storm King, Extract from the Symphonic Poem Andromeda (arr. RossJungnickel)3. More bound parts, comb binding, black vinyl covers: Flute/piccolo, clarinet 1, violin 1-4, violin 22, viola 1, violonccello 1, contrabass 14. Box containing a 16 mm print of the film, two reels.Three typed pages “The Hunchback of Notre Dame Orchestral Requirements” stage requirementsincluded, tech rehearsal information, format of the program, information for a performance.Three photocopied pages for a program presenting The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the PalaceTheatre in Canton, OH, Friday, May 10, 1996 at 8:00 p.m.Copy of an inventory sheet listing the orchestral parts for a performance of The Hunchback of NotreDame, from the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton, OH.
A DOG’S LIFE1. Set of Parts, comb binding, light blue covers, “A Dog’s Life” hand written on the front: flute,flute/piccolo, 2 clarinet 1, 2 clarinet 2, 3 horn, 2 trombone, 2 cornet, 2 drums, 2 keyboard (one has abeige cover). Strings: 6 violin 1 (2 with beige covers), 3 violin 2, 2 viola, 2 violoncello, 2 contrabass.Large bundle of “master” parts, W-B-P Strings, large strip of paper wrapped around the middle andtaped. Hand written note by DH with photocopying and binding instructions.2. Set of parts, comb binding, black vinyl covers unless otherwise noted, cover label reads “A Dog’s Life(1918) Charlie Chaplin and his dog Scraps. Orchestral accompaniment compiled and arranged by DonaldHunsberger.” 2 flute/piccolo, oboe, 2 clarinet, bassoon, assistant horn, 2 horn, 2 trumpet, trombone, 2Keyboard (one in a green paper cover), 5 percussion (one does not have a cover).Strings: 8 violin 1, 6 violin 2, 5 viola, 6 violoncello, 5 contrabass.
CITY LIGHTS1. Box from the Utah Symphony, containing a letter to D.H. from Patrick Zwick, Librarian, dated7/18 – no year provided – bottom of the letter states “2 boxes (1 box, 1 black case). Box containsa set of parts, comb binding with card stock covers in various colors as noted. All have