Bed and Sofa

This is the cue sheet for our score to Bed and Sofa, as commissioned by David Shepard and released by Image Entertainment. The score was compiled by Rodney Sauer, assisted by Susan M. Hall. All of the pieces are in the public domain, but the compilation, the modifications to fit the film, and the recorded performances are copyright Mont Alto, ©2003.

We hope that making cue sheets for our silent film scores makes it easy for viewers to discover the names and composers of pieces that catch their attention, or to find pieces by photoplay music composers in whom they are interested.

After viewing the film, we knew that we wanted the same music for the first and last train scenes in the film, and we wanted to accentuate the sunny parts of the film -- especially the lovely montages of Moscow in motion. The film has darker themes, but there is a tone of hopefulness that we did not want to squash. Although our original intent was to feature music by Russian composers, the lyrical "Suite from the South," a Provencal memoir by J. Nicodé, proved to be perfect as a core group of themes for this score. Another early decision was to use Napravnik's haunting Melancolie for the "private clinic" scene. Pieces by Tchaikowsky, Tscherepnine, and Rachmaninoff also make an appearance as the mood gets darker in the second half of the film.

1. At Screening
Suite from the South (part 1) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

2. Sky with clouds
Suite from the South part III (J. Nicodé, 1910)

3. Moscow awoke
Suite from the South (part 1) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

4. Cut to train
Suite from the South part III (J. Nicodé, 1910)

5. Doorway
Pierrot Asleep (E. Fanton, 1917)

6. Closeup of hand
Russian Peasant Dance (Lehar, 1910)

7. Ludmilla cooking
Pierrot Asleep (E. Fanton, 1917)

8. Guys back in doorway
Pavane (d’Ambrosio, 1911)

9. View of city
Scene de Ballet (Tscherepnine, 1912)

10. “The Moscow Day…”
Prelude du Deluge (Saint-Saens, 1922)

11. Door curtains
Dramatic Agitato (Minot, 1917)

12. Husband peeks over curtain.
Pierrot Asleep (E. Fanton, 1917)

13. “Vogel proved a skilled...”
Scene de Ballet (Tscherepnine, 1912)

14. “The building superintendent”
Patrouille Francaise (Lucius Hosmer, 1917)

15. “The morning of July 8”
Suite from the South (part 1) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

16. Construction
Scene de Ballet (Tscherepnine, 1912)

17. She looks away from door.
Suite from the South (part 1) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

18. “The Fourteenth of July.”
The Village Dance (Cecil Burleigh, 1920)

19 We see theater interior
Berceuse (Iljinski, 1912)

20. Ludmilla playing cards.
Suite from the South (part 1II) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

21. New view of card on table.
Berceuse (Iljinski, 1912)

22. “A few days later”
Pierrot Asleep (E. Fanton, 1917)

23. Ludmilla reacts
Dramatic Agitato (Minot, 1917)

24. Kolya laughs
Choya Dance from Desert Suite (Homer Grunn, 1917)

25. Volodia and soup.
Dramatic Tension No. 64 (Borch, 1917)

26. Ludmilla enters
Chant D’Automne (Tschaikowsky, 1909)

27. Closeup of statue
Scene de Ballet (Tscherepnine, 1912)

28. Closeup of Ludmilla
Suite from the South (part 1) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

29. “All three together again.”
Song without words (Rebikov, 1918)

30. Kolya whistles
Scene de Ballet (Tscherepnine, 1912)

31. “And every evening...”
Melodie (Rachmaninoff, 1919)

32. Volodia catches her
Chant D’Automne (Tschaikowsky, 1909)

33. Kolya in window
Melodie (Rachmaninoff, 1919)

34. Ludmilla on bed
Suite from the South (part 1) (J. Nicodé, 1910)

35. “Two months passed”
Chanson Triste (Tschaikowski)

36. “In a private clinic”
Melancolie (Nápravnik, 1919)

37. Ludmilla in apartment
Melodie (Rachmaninoff, 1919)

38. Cut to Ludmilla
Melancolie (Nápravnik, 1919)

39. Moving scenery
Suite from the South part III (J. Nicodé, 1910)

FIN

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