Sam Fox Moving Picture Music (Zamecnik, John Stepan)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Cleveland: Sam Fox Publishing Co., 1913, 1914, 1923.
Misc. Notes Vol.3 published 1914. Vol.4 published in 1923.
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General Information

Work Title Sam Fox Moving Picture Music
Alternative. Title Dramatic and Descriptive Motion Picture Music
Composer Zamecnik, John Stepan
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 or more volumes
  • Volume 1 (25 pieces)
  1. Festival March
  2. Indian Music
  3. Oriental Veil Dance
  4. Chinese Music
  5. Oriental Music
  6. Mexican or Spanish Music
  7. Funeral March
  8. Death Scene
  9. Church Scene
  10. War Scene: In Military Camp
  11. War Scene: Off to the Battle
  12. War Scene: The Battle
  13. Cowboy Music
  14. Grotesque or Clown Music
  15. Mysterioso-Burglar Music
  16. Mysterioso-Burglar Music
  17. Hurry Music (for struggles)
  18. Hurry Music (for duels)
  19. Hurry Music
  20. Hurry Music (for mob or fire scenes)
  21. Storm Scene
  22. Sailor Music
  23. Fairy Music
  24. Plaintive Music
  25. Plaintive Music
  • Volume 2 (24 pieces)
  1. Triumphal March
  2. Indian Love Song
  3. Indian War Dance
  4. Indian Music
  5. Japanese Love Song
  6. Oriental Dance or Scene
  7. Oriental Music
  8. Love Scene
  9. Plaintive Music
  10. Spanish or Mexican Scene
  11. Five Dances: Russian Folk Dance
  12. Five Dances: Minuet (Court Dance—Louis XIV Period)
  13. Five Dances: Italian Tarantella
  14. Five Dances: Spanish Fandango
  15. Five Dances: Zulu or African Dance
  16. Weekly (Pathé, Gaumont, etc.) Part 1: European Army Maneuvers
  17. Weekly Part 2: Funeral March
  18. Weekly Part 3: Paris Fashions
  19. Weekly Part 4: Aeroplane or Regatta Races
  20. Weekly Part 5: Marathon, Horse or Automobile Races
  21. Weekly Part 6: Exhibition (Flower, etc.)
  22. Weekly Part 7: Explosion or Fire Scene
  23. Burglar or Sneaky Music
  24. Hurry Music (for Combats, Struggles, etc.)
  • Volume 3 (21 pieces)
  1. Moving Picture Medley
  2. Western Scene
  3. Western "Round Up" Music
  4. Indian Attack
  5. Hunting Scene
  6. Chimes (Church or Religious Scenes)
  7. Intensely Dramatic Scene
  8. Lullaby Music
  9. Reception Music
  10. Comedy Scene
  11. Battle Scene
  12. Court Martial Music
  13. Garden Love Scene
  14. Plaintive Music
  15. Remorse
  16. Cuban or Mexican Music (Maxixe Brazilian)
  17. Marine Scene
  18. Water or Magic Scene
  19. Goodbye Music (For Parting or Love Scene)
  20. Roman Festival Music
  21. Detective Scene (In Search of a Clue)
  • Volume 4 (25 pieces)
  1. Conqueror March
  2. Arab Sheik
  3. Oriental Scene
  4. Western Scene
  5. Indian's Grief
  6. Canadian Mounted Police
  7. Chinatown Den
  8. Pastoral Scene
  9. Calm Sea
  10. Death Scene
  11. The King's Guards
  12. Tropic Isle
  13. Hunting Scene
  14. Races
  15. Grotesque or Clown Music
  16. Plaintive Music
  17. Misterioso (Burglar or Dark Scenes)
  18. Misterioso (Burglar or Dark Scenes)
  19. Hurry (For Struggles)
  20. Hurry (For Sword Fights)
  21. Hurry (For General Use)
  22. Hurry (For General Use)
  23. Hurry (For Great Confusion)
  24. Hurry (For Mob or Fire Scenes)
  25. Storm Scene
First Publication. 1913-14, 1923 – Cleveland: Sam Fox Publishing Co.
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in EU and other 70 pma territories.
This item, which is in the public domain in its country of origin, is likewise in the public domain in countries which apply the rule of the shorter term. All EU countries apply the rule of the shorter term in general.
Note that in some cases this rule may be overridden by a treaty with the source country (especially the United States) and/or may not apply to works which fell into the public domain in their source country due to a failure to renew copyright or comply with other formalities.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano, also for theatre orchestra

Navigation etc.

  • Zamecnik was one of the first musicians involved in the silent movie industry.
  • The music in this collection is possibly not all by Zamecnik. Books of this nature typically included music by many composers, sometimes uncredited. The music was deemed suitable for various types of scenes.