Overture to an Unscripted Movie

Overture to an Unscripted Movie

Independent (2002)

“A real winner for concert audiences, an “Overture to an Unscripted Movie” is a blend of a big Hollywood film score and a symphonic tone poem. A keen dramatic flair, expert craftsmanship and a sensitivity for the tradition of the “Hollywood Sound” combine to create a highly enjoyable listening experience.” –Jeannie Pool, former Executive Director for the Film Music Society, Los Angeles Music Producer and Musicologist



Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomas Koutnik-Conductor


1. The Hero (2:59)

2. The Villain (2:38)

3. The Love Theme (2:12)

4. The Fight (3:48)

Total Time = 11:38

The Hero by Ronald Royer
  • The Hero
  • The Villain
  • The Love Theme
  • The Fight

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 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 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, 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.


“Expertly orchestrated, this score makes the orchestra “ring” at its best…Our public and our musicians enthusiastically received it, and I certainly had a great time conducting it.” –Daniel Swift, Music Director, Niagara Symphony Read More Read More
“It’s quite an interesting piece, a tribute to Hollywood composers…It takes the usual Hollywood approach: there’s a love theme, heroes and villains and a fight. There’s a lot of interesting things there; it’s tongue-in-cheek in a lot of ways.” – The Standard, St. Catharines-Niagara Read More Read More
“In the “Overture to an Unscripted Movie”, I admire Ron’s imagination, as well as his ability of combining a perfect musical structure with very attractive musical sounds. Thanks to this combination, the Overture was a hit with the audience.” –Matthew Jaskiewicz, Music Director, Toronto Sinfonietta Read More Read More