This book compiles over 100 years of writings devoted to the subject of film and television music and its practitioners. It includes bibliographic citations and supplementary information on books, academic dissertations, composer and songwriter biographies, music for the accompaniment of silent films, and a wide range of film, music, and general interest periodicals. Providing context, background, accuracy, and breadth of coverage, the entries in this book assist researchers with thoughtful and succinct synopses of the contents of books and articles from the silent era to the digital age.
Warren M. Sherk is the Special Collections Database Archivist and Music Specialist at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library. He works extensively in the field of music preparation for film and has provided orchestrations for such films as Dragonheart. He is also the author of The Films of Mack Sennett (Scarecrow, 1997).