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Hank Troy Silent Film Cue Sheets and Scores

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-90

Scope and Contents

Collection contains cue sheets, music scores and parts from 1895 to 1927 for silent films.


  • Creation: 1903-1930



Publication Rights

Most of the collection is believed to be in the public domain. Copyright in non-public domain works is not held by the American Music Research Center. Requests for publication permission must be directed to the copyright holders.

Biography of Hank Troy

Hank Troy was born in Marion, Virginia, in 1947. He studied piano through a succession of private teachers from age five through four years of college. After attending Emory & Henry College in Virginia, he headed west, moving to Denver, Colorado, in 1969. In Denver, he attended Metropolitan State College and received a state teaching certificate. He planned to be a history teacher but because of a poor job market in the Denver Public School System, he became a full-time musician in 1973.

Troy has performed in the Denver area since 1971, when he began presenting ragtime concerts and accompanying silent films at the Denver Folklore Center. His musical expertise became known state-wide when for two years he hosted the musical variety show “Glenarm Place” on KRMA-TV (1980-81), and as host of “Ragtime With Hank Troy”, the long-running weekly radio show on KVOD-FM (1976-80).

From 1975-80, he was musical director at Theatre Under Glass in Denver, a community theatre which presented plays, musicals, revues and operas. In 1976, he began performing as film accompanist at the Telluride Film Festival and for many years he was also music director of the festival. He has played for films at festivals in Aspen, Breckenridge and Denver, Colorado. He plays each year for the summer silent film series which started in 1985 at the Boulder Chautauqua.

In 1981, he began playing piano with the Queen City Jazz Band, the Denver-based Dixieland band founded in 1958. In 1985, he formed his own swing group, the Hank Troy Jazz Quartet. In 2000, he also joined the Alan Frederickson Jazz Ensemble.

Tory has composed music for television, radio, and theatre, and he has written songs for children’s theatre. He has also produced concerts and recordings in conjunction with the Queen City Jazz Band.

He is currently the acting executive of the Queen City Jazz Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships in traditional jazz. He is Director of Referrals for the Denver Musicians Association. In addition, he is the administrator of an arts-integration initiative called The Harmony Project at Remington Elementary School in Denver, Colorado.


40 linear feet

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center

The Hank Troy silent film cue sheets and scores, 1903-1930
An inventory of holdings at the American Music Research Center
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Finding aid written inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States