Improvised Silent Films
Anthony’s improvised accompaniments to classic silent movies are increasingly in demand around the world. A completely unique experience for the audience, these soundtracks have never been heard before and never will be again! A brilliant way to engage those who may not be intrigued by a traditional organ recital.
Past films have included:
- The Phantom of the Opera (1925/9)
- King of Kings
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
“In October, 2012, Anthony Hammond gave a performance at Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair, New Jersey. In celebration of Halloween, we screened a silent movie, and Anthony provided organ accompaniment. I felt that his playing was excellent: sensitive to the organ and space alike, and immaculately timed to the film itself…”
(Jonathan B. Hall, Music Director)
This is a collection of excerpts from a performance given in Cirencester Parish Church on 24th March 2012. This was a live, improvised organ soundtrack, by Anthony Hammond, to the legendary 1925/29 silent movie “The Phantom of the Opera”.
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