Films Scored

Enjoy these classics, with original music by Scott Watson!

If interested in materials for LIVE performance (i.e. score/parts, video with clicks, etc.), email: drscottwatson@gmail.com

THE GOAT (1921)

Starring silent film legend, Buster Keaton, this newly recut version (24 mins. in length) syncs with new/original music for theater ensemble by Scott Watson

Commissioned by the New Holland Band (New Holland, PA), Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch, Director ; premiering October 7, 2023 at Cairn University (Langhorne, PA).

Would your ensemble like to perform this score in concert synced to the film (projected on the big screen)?

For information on acquiring all performance materials (PDF score & parts, HD video with click/count-off cues), rehearsal video (for performer practice), and MORE - CLICK HERE. 

THE GOAT instrumentation:
Flute 1 & 2, Clarinet 1 & 2, Alto Sax, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet 1 & 2, French Horn, Trombone 1 & 2, Tuba, Violins 1 & 2, Cello, Percussion 1 (Drum Set, Aux.) & Percussion 2 (Bells/Xylophone, Timpani). 

THE GOAT in Concert!

Check out this video overview of the premiere of Watson's new/original score for THE GOAT, performed LIVE, in concert (with Buster Keaton's silent film comedy synced on the big screen) at Cairn University by the New Holland Band, with Watson guest conducting. The evening included a pre-concert talk by Watson on the early days of motion pictures.

The Goat "Teaser" 1

Opening Credits, Millionaire's Row

The Goat "Teaser" 2

Cops Chasing Buster!

The Goat "Teaser" 3

The Girl with the Dog

The Goat "Teaser" 4

Elevator Chase / Finale

The Goat "Teaser" 5

Chase Through the Hospital!


Performance materials (PDF score and parts, plus performance video with click/count off for syncing) are available from the composer. 

Buster On the Run!

for Large Percussion Ensemble

BUSTER ON THE RUN! (for Large Percussion Ensemble) is 3 minutes of non-stop rollicking, zany fun! The piece may be played alone or in sync with the finale scene from the 1921 Buster Keaton silent film, THE GOAT.

Scored for a large ensemble of mallets (Bells, Vibraphones, Xylophone, Marimbas), battery percussion (including sound effect toy percussion), and optional bass, Buster On the Run! was commissioned by the award-winning Nazareth Area High School Percussion Ensemble (Nazareth, PA), Rick Hilborn, director.

Scene from THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

Scene from Gold Rush (2022).mp4


Would your chamber group like to perform this music in concert, synced to the film projected on a large screen?

Chaplin and a saloon bully have eyes for the same dance hall girl! A hilarious scuffle ensues as the hapless Tramp brings down the house and wins over the crowd...and the girl!

This newly recut scene from the Charlie Chaplin classic silent film, THE GOLD RUSH (1925), can be performed live! Score and parts includes Marimba (or Xylophone), Violin, and Piano. Live performance materials include PDF score+parts, performance video (with click/count-offs), practice video (with clicks/count-offs and music), and practice MP3 audio (with clicks/count-offs and music). Contact the composer (me!) at drscottwatson@gmail.com in interested.


Would your chamber group like to perform this music in concert, synced to the film projected on a large screen?

This scene from the Charlie Chaplin classic silent film, THE KID (1921), can be performed live! Score and parts includes Clarinet (or Soprano Sax), Piano, Tuba (or String Bass), and Drum Set. Live performance materials include PDF score+parts, performance video (with click/count-offs), practice video (with clicks/count-offs and music), and practice MP3 audio (with clicks/count-offs and music). Contact the composer (me!) at drscottwatson@gmail.com in interested.


Breakfast with The Tramp

Opening Studio Logo Sequence

I created this brief (0:30) opening sequence for my film score for the Buster Keaton short film, THE GOAT. The music for this 23 minute silent film was commissioned by the New Holland Band (New Holland, PA), Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch, Director to be premiered December 31, 2022 (New Year's Eve), live in-concert.

The Kid Makes Breakfast

The Tramp Foils a Bank Robber!

The Tramp Poses as a Wealthy Count to Woo an Heiress

The Tramp Is a Hollywood Set Laborer

The Tramp Is in a Pickle When the Kid Gets in a Fight

Gambling Saloon Scene

Classic Hans Christian Andersen Story

Homeless Tramp Scene

The Tramp Stands Up for a Girl He Admires

Un Miracle Sous L'Inquisition

This disturbing scene by legendary film maker george Milieuz, depicts a heartless inquisitor getting his comeuppance when he attempts to punish an innocent your girl. An angel comes to avenge and impart a lesson about justice!