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Joseph Carl Breil (1870–1926)

Not only did Joseph compose music for movies, he was the first person to compose a score specifically for a motion picture - "Queen Elizabeth" in 1912. In addition to film music, Joseph composed for various operas - `Love Laughs at Locksmiths' 1910, `Prof. Tattle' 1913 and, `The Seventh Chord' 1913. Breil died from heart disease. See full bio »

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Known For

The Sable Lorcha Music Department
The White Rose Composer


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 1938 Rawhide (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Old Corral (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Cowboy and the Kid (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 The Mine with the Iron Door (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1924 America (music arranger)
 1918 Carmen (music arranger: 1921 score - uncredited)
 1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (music arranger - uncredited)
 1916 The Wood Nymph (musical accompaniment arranger)
 1915 The Sable Lorcha (music arranger)
 1915 Martyrs of the Alamo (musical accompaniment arranger)
 1915 The Penitentes (musical accompaniment arranger)
 1915 The Lily and the Rose (music arranger)
 1915 The Lamb (music arranger and adapter)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Climax. Comedy. Written by Edward Locke. Incidental music by Joseph Carl Breil. Weber's Music Hall: 30 Apr 1910- May 1910 (closing date unknown/33 performances). Cast: Effingham Pinto, Ann Swinburne, Robert S. Taber, Albert Tavernier. Produced by Joseph M. Weber. Note: Filmed by Universal Pictures as The Climax (1930), by ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

J.C. Breil | Joseph C. Breil | Joseph C. Briel

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Also wrote the opera "The Legend", which had its world premiere 1919 at the Metropolitan Opera New York See more »

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