Film and Television Scores > The Quiet One - Score
"The Quiet One" was Ulysses Kay's first film score, written in 1948. Running 50 minutes, Kay also created a "Suite from 'The Quiet One'" running 16 minutes, that was first premiered on November 19, 1948, at Times Hall, performed by the New York Little Symphony, conducted by the composer. For the "Suite," Kay created four movements that capture particular moments in the film: "Joys and Fears," "Street Wanderings," "Interlude," and "Crisis."
The Suite was also performed at Saratoga Springs, played by the Yaddo Music Group Chamber Orchestra, Dean Dixon conducting, in September, 1949. Noel Strauss, reporting in the New York Times, wrote: "this was motion-picture music of such marked significance and worth, such vividness and subtlety in conveying varied emotions and also so deftly orchestrated that it must go on record as one of the highlights of the festival."
The "Suite from 'The Quiet One'" has been recorded by Kevin Scott and the Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra and can be heard by Columbia UNI holders through the Naxos Online Music Library:
Kay's other film scores include: "The Lion, the Griffin and the Kangaroo" (1951); "Going Home" (1962); "Nosotros" (1962); and "A Thing of Beauty" (1966).