EYE has a diverse collection of film music that ranges from soundtracks on different formats of gramophone records to modern film music on CD. Of particular interest are the 40-cm records from the early years of the sound film.
In addition, the collection also contains 78-rpm records with music from the 1920s and 1930s and soundtracks from well-known post-WWII musicals such as An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) and Show Boat (George Sidney, 1951). Another noteworthy part of the collection is the stock music from the 1950s (including the Chappell Library of Recorded Music). The music is related to the sheet music collection, which consists for a large part out of ‘incidentals’: music that was especially written to accompany (silent) film scenes.
The Sheet Music Collection originated primarily from the private collection of Ido Eyl, the former bandmaster of the Rembrandt Theatre in Utrecht.
For more information about EYE’s music collections, contact Piet Dirkx: email@example.com.