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Page 00000600 "Magic Music from the Telharmonium" Reynold Weidenaar Department of Communication William Paterson University Wayne, New Jersey 07470-2152, U.S.A. Tel. 212-769-1514 Fax 212-399-6310 firstname.lastname@example.org http://magneticmusic.org Color Video Program with Stereo Sound Duration 28:51 NTSC Release Formats: VHS HiFi, 3/4-inch U-matic,.BetacamSP PAL Release Formats: VHS HiFi, BetacamSP ~ 1998 by Magnetic Music Publishing Co. (ASCAP) 1. SYNQPSIS It was 1906. "Get Music on Tap Like Gas or Water" promised the headlines, and soon the public was enchanted with inventor Thaddeus Cahill's (1867-1934) electrical music by wire. The Telharmonium was a 200-ton behemoth that created numerous musical timbres and could flood many rooms with sound. Beginning with the first instrument, constructed in the 1890's, and continuing with the installation of the second instrument at Telharmonic Hall in New York, the rise and fall of commercial service, the attempted comeback of the third Telharmonium, and ending with efforts to find a home for the only surviving instrument in 1951, this documentary provides a definitive account of the first comprehensive music synthesizer. 2. TECHNICAL INFORMATION Sound Software SoundHack, Sound Designer, Hyperprism, Time Bandit, Reverb, Peak, Deck Image Software Photoshop, Director Hardware PowerMac 8500, Macintosh IIci, Yamaha TX802 Tone Generator 3. CREDITS Script, Production, Direction, Still Camera, Image Processing, Computer Animation, Audio Recording, Music Arrangement, Digital Sound Design, Editing Reynold Weidenaar With the Support of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc., Hollywood, California The Center for Electronic Music, New York, New York Harvestworks, Inc. / Studio PASS, New York, New York William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey Narration Brian Lehrer Keyboard Performances Barbara Blegen Additional Performance by Reynold Weidenaar Voices Lisa Brenner Elliott Crown Dennis Heaphy Roseanne Limoncelli James Edward Pierce Julia Pennington Reynold Weidenaar - 600 - ICMIC Proceedings 1999
Page 00000601 NMIDI Music Production Engineers Alex Noyes, Harvestworks Inc. / Studio PASS Mark Ramsey, Center for Electronic Music Online Editing Engineers Nils Nichols and Topher Dune, through the Standby Program at Unitel Post 38 Music (in order of presentation) 1. Scott Joplin 2. George Frideric Handel 3. Felix Mendelssohn 4., Georges Bizet 5. Ethelbert Nevin 6. Alphonse Czibulka 7. John H. Flynn 8. Robert Planquette 9. Gustave Kerker 10. J. L. Molloy 11. Georg Goltermann 12. G. A. Spink 13. Richard Wagner 14. Alfred G. Robyn 15. Victor Herbert 16. Karl L. Hoschna 17. Charles de Beriot 18. Lowell Mason 19. Giacomo Rossini 20. Johann Strauss 21. Ludwig van Beethoven 22. Ben M. Jerome 23. Gustave Kerker 24. Pietro Mascagni 25. Thomas Thompson 26. Franz LehbAr 27. Richard Wagner 28. Reynold Weidenaar 29. Scott Joplin 30. Scottish Folk Song Picture Sources Palm Leaf Rag Largo from Xerxes Friihlingslied, Op. 62, No. 6 March and Chorus from Carmen Narcissus, Op. 13, No. 4 Songe d'amour apres le bal (Intermezzo), Op. 356 Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay! Legend of the Bells from Chimes of Normandy As She Played on the Cal-li-o-pay! from The Social Whirl The Kerry Dance Andante from Concerto No. 5 for Violoncello I've Got to Dance Till the Band Gits Through (Bill Simmons) from The Social Whirl Prelude from Lohengrin The Rook and the Robin from Princess Beggar Absinthe Frappe from It Happened in Nordland Every Little Movement Has a Meaning All Its Own from Madame Sherry Concerto No. 1 for Violin, Op. 16 Nearer My God to Thee Andantino from William Tell Du und du, Op. 367 Polonaise, Op. 8 Kiss Me Good-bye and Go, Jack It's Nice to Have a Sweetheart from The Tourists Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Serenade I Love You So (The Merry Widow Waltz) To the Evening Star from Tannhduser Telharmania Maple Leaf Rag Auld Lang Syne American Telephone and Telegraph Co. Corporate Archives AT&T Bell Laboratories Carnegie Hall Archives David Sarnoff Research Center Ella Merkel DiCarlo Holyoke Public Library The Maryland Club Robert A. Moog Museum of the City of New York New Jersey Secretary of State, Corporate Information and Records Section New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment, Bureau of Franchises New York City Municipal Archives New-York Historical Society New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, Picture Collection New York Public Library, Performing Arts Research Center, Billy Rose Theatre Collection New York Public Library, Performing Arts Research Center, Music Division New York Public Library, The Research Libraries, U. S. History, Local History & Genealogy Dept Office for Metropolitan History Thomas L. Rhea Margaret Cahill Schwartz Sound Effects Sources I larvestworks Inc. / Studio PASS Marilyn Reese ICMC Proceedings 1999 -601 -