Berg's Incidental Series


History

  • Issued by S.M. Berg from 1916 to 1918 the seventy works published in this series were intended for use as accompaniment for silent movies. Typically, they were scored for an orchestra consisting of the following: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 cornets, trombone, timpani, percussion, piano, and strings. Through the use of cross cueing the works could also be performed by a reduced-sized orchestra typically consisting of the following: flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, trombone, timpani, percussion, piano, and strings. The parts used for both sizes of orchestra were identical. Also, the piano parts were written so that they could serve as a solo piano arrangement. Most, if not all, of the piano scores were re-issued in Belwin's PianOrgan Film Books of Incidental Music in the 1920s.

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Contents

No. Title Subtitle Composer Year Published Notes
1 Allegro agitato For General Use Kiefert 1916
2 Hurry For Railroad Scenes Simon 1916
3 Misterioso For Burglary or Mystery Minot 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
4 Cavalry Parade For Military Scenes Andino 1916
5 Stampede For Western Scenes Simon 1916
6 Agitato For Angry Discussion or Riot Kiefert 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
7 Galop Characteristic Minot 1916
8 Allegro agitato For Disputes and Excitement Andino 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
9 Dramatic Tension For Subdued Action Andino 1917
10 Andante pathétique Bergé 1916
11 Furioso For Riot and Storm Scenes Kiefert 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
12 The Melody of the Bell Cloister or Church Scenes Herbert 1918
13a Poppyland Kiefert 1916
13b Valse caprice Kiefert
14 March Bizarre Simon 1916
15 Andante Dramatic For Impending Danger Herbert 1916
16 Battle Agitato Descriptive Minot 1916
17 Indian Intermezzo For Neutral Scenes Herbert 1916
18a Indian Love Song Characteristic Herbert 1916
18b Indian Lament Characteristic Herbert
19 Indian War Dance For Fight Scenes Herbert 1916
20 Mexicana Characteristic Herbert 1916
21 Hunting Scene Allegro vivace Borch 1916
22 Misterioso Dramatico For Sudden or Impending Danger Borch 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
23 Andante pathétique For General Use Borch 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
24 Dramatic Andante For Suppressed Emotions Borch 1916
25 Joyous Allegro Triumph of Victory Borch 1916
26 Hurry For General Use Minot 1916
27 Storm Furioso Descriptive Minot 1918
28 Pizzicato Petit Ballet Bergé 1916 Oboe, cornets, trombone not published
29 Misterioso For General Use Andino 1916
30 Pizzicato misterioso For Burglary and Stealth Minot 1916 Copyright assigned to Belwin 1919, Revised by Sol P. Levy
31 Gruesome Misterioso For Infernal or Witch Scenes Borch 1916
32 Dramatic Andante Characteristic Bergé 1916
33 Hurry For Pursuit and Races Minot 1916
34 Pastoral For Rural or Idyllic Scenes Kiefert 1918
35 Thoughts Andante trieste Crespi 1917
36 Dramatic Tension For Dramatic Situations Andino 1917
37 Agitato For Fights and Riots Andino 1917
38 Dramatic Agitato For Dramatic Action Minot 1917
39 Dramatic Andante For Suppressed Emotions Bergé 1917
40 Appassionato For Love Scenes of Passion Borch 1917
41 Withered Flowers Intermezzo pathétique Kiefert 1917
42 Visions Intermezzo characteristic Busé 1917
43 Dramatic Agitato For General Characteristics Borch 1917
44 Dramatic Tension Moderato Descriptive Borch 1917
45a Purity Love Theme Borch 1918
45b Sinfulness Love Theme Borch
46 Lamentoso For Death-bed Scenes Borch 1917
47 Appassionato Tschaikowsky's Romeo and Juliet Tchaikovsky 1918 Bergé, arranger
48 Battle Agitato Characteristic Shepherd 1917
49 Agitato For General Use Shepherd 1917
50 Memories Characteristic Crespi 1917
51 Andante doloroso Depicting Grief or Anguish Borch 1917
52 Wild and Woolly Characteristic Western Allegro Minot 1917
53 Graciousness Characteristic Intermezzo Smith 1917
54 Misterioso dramatique Depicting Mystery or Dramatic Climax Borch 1917
55 Agitato appassionato Depicting Passionate Agitation Borch 1917
56 A Dream Depicting Celestial Visions Borch 1917
57 Andante appassionato Depicting Dramatic Emotion Del Castillo 1917
58 Patrol Orientale Characteristic Kiefert 1917
59 Love Song Orientale Characteristic Kiefert 1917
60 Furioso Depicting Conflict and Riot Shepherd 1917
61 Misterioso Dramatico Depicting Mystery and Agitation Borch 1917
62 Andante Dramatico Depicting Suppressed Dramatic Emotion Borch 1917
63 Dramatic Finale For Concluding Dramatic Moments Smith 1917
64 Dramatic Tension In Russian Atmosphere Borch 1917
65 Barcarole Summer Idyll Busé 1917
66 Misterioso agitato Descriptive Smith 1917
67 Dramatic Tension For Strong Tense, Emotional Scenes Shepherd 1917
68 Lamentoso Funeral or Death-bed Scenes Borch 1917
69 Agitato For Scenes of Tumult Minot 1917
70 Andante doloroso Depicting Pathetic Emotions Borch 1917