Musketeers of Pig Alley, The


by Carl Davis

Film & TV
solo piano
First Performance
1983, London
Score for hire
Programme Notes
Starring: Lillian Gish, Walter Miller Director: D.W. Griffith Production Company: American Biograph LISA, 1912 Duration: 16 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from the Museum of Modern Art, New York (Film Speed: 16 frames per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 1983, London 1 Player: pno In this atmospheric film, D.W Griffith captures the hustle and bustle of New York's Lower East Side. It tells the story of a criminal who cheats a poor couple out of money, but subsequently protects the wife - played by Gish - against a rival gang. Davis's solo piano score emulates the style of the early nickelodeon musicians.

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