Blood and Sand

This is the cue sheet for our score to Blood and Sand, as commissioned by Donald Krim and released by Kino Video. 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, ©2001.

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.

Our goal on this score was to make a score that was appropriate to the "arc" of this film, which, following the life of Juan Gallardo, starts out quite cheerfully but runs into trouble in the exotic form of Nita Naldi's unforgettable "Doña Sol." We looked for theater-orchestra arrangements of pieces by Spanish composers, and found quite a few -- more than we could use, in fact. The main love theme is by Isaac Albeniz. Although our theater orchestra arrangement is titled "Midsummer Night's Serenade," the original was part of a series of piano pieces he wrote. It's original name was Cantos de España (5) for piano, Op. 232, B44 No. 4: Cordoba. For Doña Sol we took our cue from her oriental boudoir and exotic clothing, and used music of an "oriental" nature.

Blood & Sand.

1. At screening
La Bella Valenciana (Max Kaempfert, 1922).
Midsummer Night's Serenade (I. Albeniz, 1917).

2. Cut to people sitting inside.
Los Toros (Lacome, 1921).

3. Cut to crowd.
Christmas Tree Suite IV. Dance of the Clowns (Vladimir Rebikov, 1917).

4. Valentino runs off towards right.
Andante Serioso (Fred Luscomb, 1918).

5. "For five days..."
Los Toros (Lacome, 1921).

6. Valentino takes mom's hand.
Andante Serioso (Fred Luscomb, 1918).

7. Valentino puts money in Mom's hand.
Los Toros (Lacome, 1921).

8. "The news of the little shoemaker's prowess..."
Midsummer Night's Serenade (I. Albeniz, 1917).

9. "The booming of the cathedral bells..."
Piano imitation of bells.

10. Woman runs in from left
My Spanish Rose (Jose Padilla, 1920). Originally titled El Relicario.

11. Cut to mother.
Spanish Love Theme No. 22 (G. Saenger, 1916).
Spanish Moderato No. 23 (E. Redla, 1916).

12. "In the same quarter lived..."
Lamentoso No. 29 (Gaston Borch, 1919).

13. "Gallardo's Success..."
La Bella Valenciana (Max Kaempfert, 1922).

14. Woman dancer enters.
Guitar fantasy (improvised by Steve Mullins, 2001)

15. Dancer spins
Traditional Sevilliana.

16. Cut away from dancer on the floor.
Midsummer Night's Serenade (I. Albeniz, 1917).

17. "Gallardo's wedding..."
Carmelita (Jozef W. Rybak, 1914).

18. Mom closes door
Spanish Love Theme No. 22 (G. Saenger, 1916).

19. "Plumitas paid secret visits..."
Lamentoso No. 29 (Gaston Borch, 1919).

20. "Madrid-mecca for bullfighters."
Cadiz (I. Albeniz, 1916).

21. "While Gallardo dressed for the arena..."
Los Toros (Lacome, 1921).

22. Scene change after door closes.
The Christmas Tree Suite I. March of the Gnomes (Vladimir Rebikov, 1917).

23. "On the way to the bullfight"
Christmas Tree Suite IV. Dance of the Clowns (Vladimir Rebikov, 1917).

24. Scene change back to stadium.
La Furlana (Lee S. Roberts, 1920).

25. Cut to people in box.
My Spanish Rose (Jose Padilla, 1920). Originally titled El Relicario.

26. Valentino reaches in pocket.
Spanish Dances No. 2. (Moritz Moszkowsky, 1909).

27. When Gallardo returned home...
Spanish Moderato No. 23 (E. Redla, 1916).
Spanish Dances No. 2. (Moritz Moszkowsky, 1909).

28. Naldi in boudoir.
Nocturnal Tangier (Leopold Godowsky, 1920).

29. Scene change to philosopher.
Lamentoso No. 29 (Gaston Borch, 1919).

30. Naldi plays harp
Nocturnal Tangier (Leopold Godowsky, 1920).

31. "El Nacional was worried..."
Andante Serioso (Fred Luscomb, 1918).

32. "Dona Sol's evenings were attended..."
Arabian Serenade (Otto Langey, 1915).

33. Philospher!
Lamentoso No. 29 (Gaston Borch, 1919).

34. Guests leaving.
Spanish Rhapsody (V. Ferroni, 1918).
Nocturnal Tangier (Leopold Godowsky, 1920).

35. Naldi bites Valentino
Agitato No. 3 (Otto Langey, 1916).

36. "The sun was setting..."
Spanish Moderato No. 23 (E. Redla, 1916).
Spanish Dances No. 2. (Moritz Moszkowsky, 1909).

37 Scene change to villa
Spanish Rhapsody (V. Ferroni, 1918).

38. Scene change to family.
Midsummer Night's Serenade (I. Albeniz, 1917).

39. "Breakfast was of unusual interest..."
La Rançon du Bonheur (Gabriel-Marie, 1918).

40. Naldi appears on stairs.
Y... Como le va? (Valverde, 1909).

41. "Señor Juan..."
Lamentoso No. 29 (Gaston Borch, 1919).

42 Last man leaves.
Nocturnal Tangier (Leopold Godowsky, 1920).

43. Mom closes door
Midsummer Night's Serenade (I. Albeniz, 1917).

44. Four men at table.
Andante Serioso (Fred Luscomb, 1918).

45. Valentino throws hat
Agitato No. 3 (Otto Langey, 1916).

46. "Take care, Gallardo"
Andante Serioso (Fred Luscomb, 1918).

47. Valentino and wife together.
Spanish Love Theme No. 22 (G. Saenger, 1916).

48. Philosopher outside.
Lamentoso No. 29 (Gaston Borch, 1919).

THE END.

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