music

EYE has a varied collection of film music: from soundtracks on different gramophone formats to contemporary film music on digital carriers. Particularly noteworthy are the records with a diameter of 40 cm from the early days of sound film.

The collection also includes 78s with music from the 1920s and 1930s, and soundtracks from famous post-war musicals such as An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) and Show Boat (George Sidney, 1951). 

Also interesting is the collection of ‘stock music’ from the 50s (including the Chappell Library of Recorded Music series). This music complements the collection of sheet music, which largely consists of ‘incidentals’: music that was specifically meant to accompany (silent) film scenes.