Immigrant, The


by Carl Davis

Mutual (1917) Director: Charlie Chaplin
Silent Film
1(=picc).1(=ca).2.1 - 2110 - timps - perc(1): 2susp.cym/tgl/BD/tamb/SD/dinner bell/xyl/cyms/ratchet -pno - harp - single strings
Commissioned by Thames Television
First Performance
1991, Munich

Full score, parts and film print (35mm, DVD PAL, DVD NTSC, Digibeta PAL, Digibeta NTSC & BETA SP NTSC) for hire

Programme Notes
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance Director: Charles Chaplin Production Company: Mutual USA, 1917 Duration: 26 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Faber Music (35mm, DVD PAL, DVD NTSC, Digibeta PAL & Digibeta NTSC) (Film Speed: c.20 frames per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 1991, Munich 16-18 Players: l(=picc).1.(=ca).2.l -21.10- perc(l or 2) inc timp - harp* - pno - single strings (1 .1 .1 .1 . I) (* optional - alternative piano part available with harp cues) A penniless but ingenious immigrant falls in love with a girl on a boat bound for America. On arrival in the Land of Liberty, all are instantly roped in like cattle by officials. The lovers go their separate ways, but are finally reunited.

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