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Theodorakis, Mikis
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FULL SCORE OF THE MUSIC TO THE FILM "SHADOW OF THE CAT", SIGNED BY THE COMPOSER ("MIKIS THEODORAKIS"), ELEVEN TIMES, AT THE HEAD OF MOST SECTIONS,
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,500 GBP
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Theodorakis, Mikis
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FULL SCORE OF THE MUSIC TO THE FILM "SHADOW OF THE CAT", SIGNED BY THE COMPOSER ("MIKIS THEODORAKIS"), ELEVEN TIMES, AT THE HEAD OF MOST SECTIONS,
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 4,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Theodorakis, Mikis
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FULL SCORE OF THE MUSIC TO THE FILM "SHADOW OF THE CAT", SIGNED BY THE COMPOSER ("MIKIS THEODORAKIS"), ELEVEN TIMES, AT THE HEAD OF MOST SECTIONS,
the working manuscript, apparently complete, notated for full orchestra (strings, wind, and percussion) in black ink on up to twenty-four staves per page,  a working manuscript in places with deletions and alterations, comprising twenty-one numbered sections, and cues in blue crayon for scenes without music, together with further annotations and markings in red ink, red crayon and blue pencil, including timings of the sections, cues and revisions, mainly written in French (occasionally in Greek),47 pages, folio, 24-stave paper, comprising 8 bifolios and small gatherings, together with single leaves, copyright stamps on each page ("s.a.c.e.m....10 Fev 1961"), a few small stains from adhesive tape removed,
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Catalogue Note

We have no record of autograph music by Mikis Theodorakis being offered for sale at auction.  His is celebrated for his song-cycles, stage music and scores for famous films such as Zorba the Greek (1964) and Serpico (1973).  Shadow of The Cat was a British horror-film produced in 1961 and starring Barbara Shelley--the story of the cat is that it is the only witness to a murder.    This manuscript seems to be complete, with the scenes and sections marked thoughout: they are titled "1M1 [...1.M.5], 2M1 [...2M-4], 3M1, 4M3, 5M1 [... 5M3 & 5M7], 6M1 -...6M2], 7M1, 7M4, 8M3 -...8M4], with additional cues and titles marking and numbering those scenes or sections not containing music. Manuscripts of celebrated film scores are rare.

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