American Music Research Center: AMRC to preserve and share historic trove of silent-era film scores

American Music Research Center: AMRC to preserve and share historic trove of silent-era film scores. “Between 1900 and 1929, when Sid Grauman ran silent films with live orchestral accompaniment in his Hollywood ‘movie palaces,’ he probably never imagined that the thousands of orchestral scores used by his musicians would be recognized as important Americana in their own right. A century later—with a $116,916 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Committee (NHPRC)—the University of Colorado Boulder’s American Music Research Center (AMRC) is creating a comprehensive digital archive of the Grauman Theatre Scores Collection.”

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