Who We Are

The Ivy Leaf Orchestra is dedicated to the performance of silent film with historically appropriate scores.  In order to do so we study and perform a wide range of American and international sources from the late 19th to early 20th centuries focusing on original photoplay music, classical, light-classical, salon music, ragtime and early jazz composed or arranged between 1880 and 1930.  The ensemble’s orchestration emulates the theater orchestras of the early 20th century.

Our members are experienced professional musicians, with conservatory and university training resident in western Pennsylvania.

The Ivy Leaf Orchestra is available for your silent film screening, as well as, concerts, educational programs and receptions.  Our ever-growing library of over 2,000 historic scores allows us to find suitable and interesting music for every program.  The orchestra will tailor its program, size, and music to your needs.

For more information about our programs and availability please visit the rest of this website, or contact us directly.

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Available Instrumentation:
Violins 1 & 2
Viola
Cello
Bass
Flute
Oboe
Clarinets 1 & 2
Bassoon
Cornets 1 & 2
Horns 1 & 2
Trombone
Piano and Percussion

Silent Film Programs

The Following Silent Films are scored and available for performance.  Our scores are based on historical practices, they are unique, original and compelling. We are adding other film titles all the time, so please check back often.  We are also more than happy to craft a new score for any film not included in our current repertoire.

Feature Films:

The Black Pirate (1926)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

The Freshman (1925)

The General (1926)

The Kid (1920)

A Modern Musketeer (1917)

Nosferatu (1922)

Our Hospitality (1923)

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Wagon Tracks (1919)

Short Films:

The Adventurer (1917)

Cops (1922)

Get Out and Get Under (1920) – an original score by Dennis Cramer

High and Dizzy (1920)

One Week (1920)

The Rink (1916)

Various Felix the Cat Cartoons