(bass clarinet, harp and/or piano are optional; alternate parts for 2 percussion)

Date: 2001

Duration:  11:38

Four continuous sections

  1. The Hero – 2:59
  2. The Villain – 2:38
  3. The Love Theme – 2:12
  4. The Fight – 3:48

Program Notes

An Overture to an Unscripted Movie was composed to pay homage to the orchestral scores written for Hollywood action/adventure films.  The Overture is in four continuous sections:  The Hero, The Villain, The Love Theme, and The Fight.  Since the Overture was written for an unscripted movie, the composer encourages both performers and audience members to create their own movie plots.

To write this composition, Mr. Royer drew on his extensive work as a freelance cellist in the Motion Picture and Television Industry in Los Angeles during the 1980’s.  Some of the films he worked on are:  Star Trek 3 and 4, Lethal Weapon, Footloose, Gremlins, Children of a Lesser God, The Last Starfighter, and television shows such as Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, and Fantasy Island.  He had the opportunity to play under many of the top film composers including Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Maurice Jarre, Henry Mancini, Lalo Shifrin and John Williams.

Details of a 2002 Independent Recording with soundclips .