Hopefully this is an OK forum in which to post my query. I figure as composers you all might have suggestions and/or opinions.
What can one do when interested in obtaining a score for something for a piece (from a movie soundtrack in this case) that appears to have never been published? The piece is "The First Kiss" from "Ever After", by George Fenton
Theoretically it could be worked out by ear, but this would likely take me a lifetime given my current skills -- particularly for the strings. I hope to improve over time and with diligent study, but in the interim... what can one do?
Ideally I would like to get the orchestral score and then figure out a piano arrangement from there. I just have no idea how to go about finding it since I can find no evidence that it was every published. This is based on Google searches, but there must be more specific databases of published film scores, but I don't know what those might be.
Is it possible that there were only a few dozen copies used by the orchestra for the recording session(s) and those are gathering dust somewhere or have been tossed out, and really it's only Fenton himself who could reliably be counted upon to possess a copy of the score at this point?
Is it nuts to think "might as well just contact him and ask"??
I've wanted to get this for a long time, and it seems like an impossible task, but hopefully some folks here have ideas given that you may be on the other end of the equation -- having written pieces in which some people might be interested, but there isn't enough of a market to warrant publication. What happens to this sort of music? I'm guessing Mr. Fenton is not in the habit of mailing off scores in reply to random inquiries. Is this basically orphaned forever, or is there some way for someone with a keen interest to get at this sort of music?
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