Easy Street


by Carl Davis

Mutual (1917) Director: Charlie Chaplin
Silent Film
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First Performance
19.2.02, UK, Bedford Corn Exchange: Philharmonia Orchestra/Carl Davis

Score, parts and film print (35mm, DigiBeta PAL, DVD PAL & BETA SP NTSC) for hire

Programme Notes
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance Director: Charles Chaplin Production Company: Mutual USA, 1917 Duration: 23 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Faber Music (Film Speed: c.21 frames per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 2002, Bedford 16 or 17 Players: l(=picc).1.2.l - - perc(l or 2) inc. drum kit - pno - single strings ( Easy Street introduces the tramp who, lured into a Street Mission by the hymns, reforms for the love of Edna and joins the police-force. He gasses the local bully with a bent lamp-post and becomes a hero. (The set was designed by Chaplin to recreate the south-London slums of his childhood.)

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