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The 2023 Silent Film Calendar is available! . This year the theme is "Contributors' Choice."

I've put up some pictures of the 1929 film program at the Chautauqua Auditorium, which is pencilled on the wall of the projection booth.

I have added some recordings to the Photoplay Music Starter Kit page. For musicians interested in trying compilation scoring, this is a collection of over 90 pieces, fully orchestrated, with which you can compile a score for almost any silent film.

KDFC Classical FM in San Francisco chose our album Entreaty as their "Album of the Week" for June 11, 2018!

Our most recent album! Mont Alto presents: Entreaty: Music of the Silent Cinema. Available for purchase(as a CD or a download) through CD Baby. This album features 24 tracks in a "romantic" mood, whether that love is passionate, innocent, desperate, or doomed. These tracks are excerpts from recent silent film scores, including The Blot, Children of Divorce, College, The Coward, Les Deux Timides, The Fall of Babylon, The Flying Ace, Mothers of Men, The Penalty, Ramona, The Silent Enemy, Timothy’s Quest, and People on Sunday.

Entreaty CD

Most of the music comes from libraries of music owned by silent film theater orchestras, and was published for film use.

Online album notes can be found here.

Beggars of Life Blu-Ray

Mont Alto's score for Beggars of Life was released from Kino-Lorber!

Beggars of Life DVD Cas

Here's an essay on the compilation score that we assembled for the film.

And here's a discussion of the mysterious lost "Beggars of Life" waltz.