The Fall of the House of Usher
music for Jean Epstein’s 1928 classic silent horror movie
duration: c. 70 minutes
Version 1: for soprano sax and string quartet
Version 2: for Wind Orchestra
Version 3: for Chamber Orchestra
The Fall of the House of Usher (France 1928) is probably Jean Epstein’s best-known work in which the quality of the photography evokes comparison with the greatest masterpieces of the German cinema.For this new interpretation, Charlie Barber’s score takes as its starting point musical sketches by Debussy for an uncompleted opera – adding a further twist to the foreboding atmosphere of this classic of early cinema.
Link to The Fall of the House of Usher website here