Conductor and composer of concert-hall works and scores for silent film
Since composing his first silent-film score for orchestra (Pandora's Box, 1929) in 1986 at age 23, Timothy Brock has written nearly 30 silent-film scores and has been commissioned by some of the most prestigious orchestras and film institutions today. Among them, the Orchestre National de Lyon, Wiener Konzerthaus, Teatro Zarzuela, Madrid, Brussels Philharmonic/BMG, Cineteca di Bologna, Cinematheque Francaise, Berner Symphonie-Orchester and 20th Century Fox.
Steamboat Bill, Jr (1928, score 2003)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919, score 1996)
The Cameraman (1928, score 2010)
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Timothy Brock is the leading authority on the music of Charles Chaplin. Since 1998, Brock has served as the Chaplin family's score preservation and musical editor, and is the sole restorer of 12 published film-scores composed by Chaplin. These scores include Modern Times (1936) City Lights (1931) and The Gold Rush (1924). All scores are available through Bourne Music, International, New York.
Modern Times (1936, music restored in 1999-2000)
City Lights (1931, music restored in 2004)
The Gold Rush (1925/42, score restored 2006-07)
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Considered one of the most foremost experts on historical silent-film landmarks, his most notable contributions in this field are his restorations and published editions of Dmitri Shostakovich's only silent film score, New Babylon (1929), Manilo Mazza's Italian epic, Cabiria (1913), and Camille Saint-Saëns' L'Assassinat du duc de Guise (1908).
The New Babylon (1929, restored in 2001)
L'Assassinat du duc de Guise (1908, score restored 2008)
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