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The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

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In 1985, Rick Benjamin found priceless arrangements from the Arthur Pryor Orchestra which have been misplaced for 65 years. After obtaining the vast quantity of music, Benjamin created the 15-piece Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, an ensemble that in the past 10 years has performed functions which range from rags and early well-known music to novelties and also satires of traditional music. They will have thus far documented three excellent units for Newport Traditional and Dorian Finding that display that there is always even more to ragtime than piano solos!

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Education Juilliard School
Music Songs The Whippoorwill Dance, Old Timers Waltz Medley, Returned: A Negro Ballad, Hallelujah Trombone, That Teasin' Rag, The Morocco Blues, Chatterbox Rag, Paragon Rag, That Epidemic Rag!, The St. Louis Rag, On The Level You're A Little Devil, Snookums Rag, Made In America, Aggravation Rag, The Memphis Blues, In The Hills Of Old Kentucky Medley, Black And White Rag, My Melody Dream, Mr. Black Man, Parade of the Tin Soldiers, That Eccentric Rag, Heart Of America, Round the Christmas Tree: Grand Yuletide Fantasia, The Reindeer Rag, Under The Mellow Arabian Moon, Slippery Hank, An Operatic Nightmare: Desecration Rag No. 2, On Jersey Shore, Cupid’s Lane, Please Let Me Sleep!, Selections From "Babes in Toyland", The Snow Baby
Albums Irving Berlin - "This Is the Life!", From Barrelhouse to Broadway: The Musical Odyssey of Joe Jordan, Round the Christmas Tree, Knockout Drops, Minding the Score: The Music of Harry L. Alford


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Verdean 2015 musician
Captcha 2014 Short orchestra
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn 2014 music performed by
Kule kidz gråter ikke 2014 orchestra
Heroes 2013 TV Movie orchestra
The Privileged 2013 performed by
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow 2013 TV Short musician
The Big Wedding 2013 score performed by
Mama 2013/I orchestra
Zaytoun 2012 orchestra
Bamboo Shark 2011 score music performed by
Paranormal Xperience 3D 2011 orchestra
Magic Silver II 2011 performed by
You May Not Kiss the Bride 2011 score music performed by
Becoming Santa 2011 Documentary orchestra
Dirty Girl 2010 performed by
Vampires Suck 2010 score music performed by
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 2010 Video Game performed by
Igazából apa 2010 score music performed by
Alabama Moon 2009 score recorded by
Le concert 2009 music performed by
Amália 2008 score recordist
Outlander 2008 music performed by
9 1/2 Dates 2008 score recordist
Badland 2007 score recordist
Julgamento 2007 score recordist
Atom Nine Adventures 2007 score recordist
The Boy Who Cried Bitch: The Adolescent Years 2007 score recordist
S.O.S. szerelem! 2007 score recordist
Shadow in the Trees 2007 music recordist
Truce 2005 score recordist
Missing Brendan 2003 score recordist
A Mulher Polícia 2003 music recordist
Never Talk to Strangers 1995 music performed by
Donaumelodien 1936 orchestra

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Gift 2015/VI performer: "Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre" - as Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Minions 2015 performer: "Ride Of The Valkyries" - as the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra
Stella cadente 2014 performer: "Piano Concerto Nº2. in C Minor"
Belle et Sébastien 2013 performer: "Ouverture La Jeune Fille et Les Loups"
Dolphin Tale 2011 performer: "Ride Of The Valkyries"
Watchmen 2009 performer: "Ride of the Valkyries"
The Windmill Movie 2008 Documentary performer: "Brahms Hungarian Dances - Nos. 13 in D major"
Hitman: Blood Money 2006 Video Game performer: "Apocalypse", "Secret Invasion", "Before the Storm", "47 Attacks", "Hunter", "Action in Paris", "Amb Zone", "Night Time in New Orleans", "Vegas", "Club Heaven", "Invasion on the Mississippi River", "Rocky Mountains", "Funeral"

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