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They have been referred to as a "documentary orchestra," because they perform note-perfect renditions of music which is obscure and Computerwelt - Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk : Live 1997-1998 commercially unavailable. For some projects for which no sheet music was known to exist, they had to reconstruct charts from original recordings extracted from films.
The group whose name derives from a Laurel and Hardy film Beau Hunks gave what was intended to be their only public performance on 18 Januaryat the Oliver Hardy centennial in Amsterdam.
However, based on the success of the performance, the band decided to expand to a full orchestra and record their repertoire for commercial CD release. The Roach film musiccomposed mostly by Leroy Shield without screen creditwith additional songs and cues by T. Marvin Hatleywas publicly familiar, but had never been commercially released, and the Its All The Same - James Gang - Thirds recordings and scores were presumed lost.
In the mids, Piet Schreuders, a Dutch graphic designer and radio programmer, began assembling a tape library of Hal Roach comedy themes,  transferred directly from the soundtrack of VHS tapes.
Because the films contain dialogue and sound effects which occasionally obscure the music, Schreuders isolated fragments of themes without dialogue or sound effects and edited them into complete, uninterrupted versions. Luckily, each song was used so many times that it was theoretically possible, given enough time and patience, to splice [each] song together. Recreations of these themes had been attempted by others, including Robert Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders sRonnie Hazlehurst sand Vince Giordano s.
The Beau Hunks, however, finally gave the stock music of Shield its due in a series of albums released between and A collection of original sheet music from Hal Roach films had been discovered in a Los Angeles archive in and This collection yielded Leroy Shield's notes for the score of Our Relations. Piet Schreuders studied the sheet music, identified dozens of individual themes and compared them with titles and lead sheets found in the Music Division of the Library of Congress.
Using the film soundtrack as a reference, Beau Hunks arrangers transcribed themes for which no written parts could be found. Schreuders subsequently discovered that Raymond Scott - Celebration On The Planet Mars - A Tribute To of Shield's score for this film Midwest Explosion - Stevie Stone - New Kid Comin made it into the released version, having The Penguin - The Beau Hunks Sextette up on the cutting room floor during post-production.
Deleted were elements such as the overturemusical transitions, musical effects, and variations which unified the score as a whole. The Beau Hunks recording represents the first time in history the original Our Relations film score could be heard as Shield composed it. The Beau Hunks have also recorded an album with legendary jazz saxophonist Al Gallodoro. Blom, a bass [ clarification needed ] Raymond Scott - Celebration On The Planet Mars - A Tribute To and producerserves as bandleader, session contractor, and recording producer.
Schreuders serves as researcher, project developer, liner note annotator, package designer, and occasional co-producer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Beau Hunks. Categories : Dutch orchestras Musical groups established in establishments in the Netherlands Our Gang. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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