Instrumentation

3(I+II=picc+recorder.III=picc+afl).3(II=bob.III=ca).3(II=Ebcl.III=bcl).2.cbsn - 4.3(III=flhn).3.1 - timp -perc(3): 2 susp.cym/BD+cym/mil drum/glsp/vib/2 SD/xyl/TD/cup.cym/2 tamb/anvil/crot/tabor/sistrum/bell plate/ gong/mark chimes/tgl/finger.cym/siz.cym/tpl.bl/cast/2clay drums/ch.cym/3 cyms/tom-t/flexatone/darabuka/frame drum/t.bells/3 tam-t - banjo(=gtr) - pno(=cel) -organ(=pno+cel) - harp - strings (min 8.8.6.5.3)

Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Starring: Constance Talmadge, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron and Lillian Gish Director: D.W. Griffith Production Company: Wark Producing Corporation USA, 1916 Duration: 167 minutes Film Print: colour print reproducing the original tints and tones available from Photoplay Productions (Film Speed: 16-18 frames per second) Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis's score: 1986, Leeds 61 Players: 3(I+II=picc+recorder.III=picc+afl).3(II=bob.III=ca). 3(II=Ebcl.III=bcl).2.cbsn - 4.3(III=flhn).3.l - timp - perc(3) -harp - banjo(=gtr) - pno(=cel) - organ(=pno+cel) - strings (mm 8.8.6.5.3) D.W Griffith's revolutionary shooting and editing techniques, Coupled with its epic plot, have made Intolerance one of the most extraordinary and influential films ever made. Four stories with a shared theme of intolerance are inter-cut: the destruction of Babylon, the massacre of the Huguenots, the crucifixion of Jesus and a contemporary (191 5) story of social injustice involving the last-minute rescue of a boy from the gallows. The set of Beishazzar's Palace was one of the most spectacular ever seen on film. Davis draws on a large orchestra for the musical delineation of each narrative. The modern story mainly uses a small theatre orchestra, the Renaissance episode adds recorder and guitar, the biblical story has elements of Baroque style, and the music for Babylon is lush and exotic. All the episodes are underpinned by a chorale theme representing intolerance.

Intolerance

Auditorium Maurice-Ravel, l'Orchestre National de Lyon (Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France)

Carl Davis CBE, Orchestre National de Lyon

Intolerance

Philharmonie Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Carl Davis CBE

Intolerance

Philharmonie Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Carl Davis CBE

Intolerance

Fruchthalle (Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)

Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Carl Davis CBE

Intolerance

via FilmPhilharmonie

Háskólabío (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Frank Strobel, Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands)