Carl Davis - Flood (from Davis’s restoration score for 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera)
Carl Davis - Opening Titles (from Davis’s restoration score for 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera)
Performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic
“There were two [themes] – one theme which was the Phantom in full vengeance and majesty. There was a really minor key, dramatic, doom laden motif, which was going to be his revenge on mankind for his terrible disfigurement.
Then there was going to be the other side, his need for love, his pleading for love. So there is a lyric theme which we associate through the film with the Phantom. And those are the principal two – the whole score is built out of that.”