Faust by the Ang Fang Quartet (album, 1999)

by Paul Gillett

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Music composed for the 1926 silent film by F W Murnau.

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released January 10, 1999

Music composed for the 1926 silent film by F W Murnau.

1. Happytown
a peaceful town falls under the shadow of evil

2. Funeral
masked figures walk the streets collecting the victims of the plague - a child is orphaned

3. Ang Fang Stomp
panic in the streets as the death toll grows

4. Mephistication
Mephisto appears before Faust

5. For Lying
a flight over strange landscapes

6. Wave
Margarethe with her family

7. Flounce Bounce
Mephisto steals into Margarethe's home and plants a love token in her boudoir

8. Mrs Marthe
Margarethe's aunt, a soothsayer

9. Flounce for Margarethe
Margarethe and Faust, falling in love, are rudely interrupted by Mephisto

10. Sadtown
Margarethe, spurned as a fallen woman, seeks shelter for her infant child

11. Redemption
Faust and Margarethe are redeemed in death by their love

FAUST: SUITE
Improvised music inspired by the film

12. Flying Solo

13. Flounce for Mephisto

14. Starry Night

15. Wave Showcase

16. Ang Fang Funk

All music composed by Paul Gillett and the Ang Fang Quartet

Thanks to Cathy Dowling, Michael Koller, the Melbourne Cinematheque and Cinemedia.

Brett Dellavedova: acoustic guitar, trumpet
Paul Gillett: electric guitar
James Hazelden: cello
Harold Lye: percussion

Recorded at Two Tone Studios by Thomas Rouch, 14 & 15 August 1999. Mastered at Whirled Records by Craig Macarthur. Photos by Sarah Ritchie. Design by Larkis at Larkscape. (c) 1999 Paul Gillett.

This recording is dedicated to the memory of Alfred Robert Gillett.

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