Skip to main content

Reading List

Music in Practice, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Ian Sapiro
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Allen, Michael. ‘From Bwana Devil to Batman Forever: Technology in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema’. 109–29 in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema edited by Steve Neale and Murray Smith. London: Routledge, 2004.

Beauchamp, Robin.  Designing Sound for Animation. Burlington: Focal Press, 2005.

Burt, George. The Art of Film Music: Special Emphasis on Hugo Friedhofer, Alex North, David Raksin, Leonard Rosenman. Boston, Mass: Northeastern University Press, 1994.

Carey, M and M. Hannan. 'Case Study 2: The Big Chill '. 162-177 in  Popular music and film, ed. Ian Inglis. London: Wallflower Press, 2003. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Carlin Sr., Dan. Music in Film and Video Productions. London: Focal Press, 1991.

Cooke, Mervyn. A History of Film Music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Cooper, David, Christopher Fox and Ian Sapiro, eds. ‘Keynote Interview with Trevor Jones’. 1–14 in Cinemusic? Constructing the Film Score, edited by David Cooper, Christopher Fox and Ian Sapiro. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Cooper, David and Ian Sapiro. ‘A Source-Studies Approach to Michael Nyman’s Score for The Draughtsman’s Contract ’. Journal of Film Music  3, no.2 (Spring 2011): 155-170.

Davis, Richard. Complete Guide to Film Scoring: the Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV, 2nd revised edition. Boston, Mass.: Berklee Press, 2010. 

DesJardins, Christian.  Inside film Music: Composers Speak. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 2006.

Falkenberg, Paul. ‘The Editor’s Role in Film Making’, Cinema Journal  7 (Winter 1967–1968): 22–28.

Gentry, Ric, and Dede Allen. ‘An Interview with Dede Allen.’ Film Quarterly 46, no. 1 (Autumn 1992): 12–22.

Gorbman, Claudia. Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Hagen, Earle.  Advanced Techniques for Film Scoring: a Complete Text. Los Angeles: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 1990.

Hagen, Earle. Scoring For Films, updated edition. Los Angeles: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 1991.

Hickman, Roger.  Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2006.

Hurwitz, Matt. ‘Scoring for Picture: Hans Zimmer’s Scoring Collective—Composer Collaboration at Remote Control Productions’. 254–7 in The Routledge Film Music Sourcebook, edited by James Wierzbicki, Nathan Platte and Colin Roust. New York: Routledge, [2007] 2012. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Karlin, Fred, and Rayburn Wright. On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring, revised 2nd edition. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Kaye, Deena and James LeBrecht.  Sound and Music for the Theatre: the Art and Technique of Design, 3rd edition. Burlington: Focal Press, 2009.

Kompanek, Sonny. From Score to Screen: Sequencers, Scores, & Second Thoughts; the New Film Scoring Process. New York: Schirmer Trade Books, 2004.

LoBrutto, Vincent. Sound-on-Film: Interviews with Creators of Film Sound. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 1994.

Lustig, Milton.  Music Editing for Motion Pictures. Communication Arts Books, 1980.

Mera, Miguel, Ron Sadoff and Ben Winters (eds.). The Routledge companion to screen music and sound ISBN: 9781138855342 hardcover. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Morgan, David.  Knowing the Score: Film Composers Talk About the Art, Craft, Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Writing Music for Cinema. New York: Harper Collins, 2000.

Palmer, Christopher. The Composer in Hollywood. London: Marion Boyars, 1990.

Richardson, John, Claudia Gorbman and Carol Vernallis. The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.  

Rona, Jeff. The Reel World: Scoring for Pictures; A Practical Guide to the Art, Technology and Business of Composing for Film and Television, 2nd revised edition. Milwaukee, WI: Music Pro Guides, 2009.

Sadoff, Ronald H. ‘The Role of the Music Editor and the “Temp Track” as Blueprint for the Score, Source Music and Scource Music of Films’. Popular Music 25, no. 2 (2006): 165–183.

Sapiro, Ian. Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust : a Film Score Guide Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2013.

Sapiro, Ian. Scoring the Score: the Role of the Orchestrator in the Contemporary Film Industry New York: Routledge, 2016.

Sapiro, Ian and David Cooper. ‘Spotting, Scoring, Soundtrack: The Evolution of Trevor Jones’s Score for Sea of Love’. 17-32 in Cinemusic? Constructing the Film Score, edited by David Cooper, Christopher Fox and Ian Sapiro. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Schelle, Michael.  The Score: Interviews with Film Composers. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 1999.

Smith, Jeff. The Sounds of Commerce: Marketing Popular Film Music. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Sonnenschein, David. Sound Design: the Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema. Studio City, CF: Michael Wiese Productions, 2001.

Thomas, Tony. Film Score: the Art & Craft of Movie Music. Burbank CF: Riverwood Press, 1991.

Wyatt, Hilary and Tim Amyes. Audio Post Production for Television and Film: an Introduction to Technology and Techniques, 3rd edition. Burlington: Focal Press, 2005.

Yewdall, David Lewis. Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 4th edition. Waltham, MA: Focal Press, 2011.

This list was last updated on 12/12/2018