Instrumentation

1(=picc).0.1(=ssax).1 - 1120 - perc(2): timps/tamb/whistle/BD/cyms/xyl/glsp/mar - drum kit - pno - banjo- vln.vlc.db

Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Starring: Charles Chaplin Director: Mack Sennett Production Company: Keystone USA, 1914 Duration: 6½ minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Roy Export Co. (Film Speed: 18 frames per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 1989, London 14 Players: l(=picc).1.1(=ssax).l - l.l.2(t/b).1 - perc(2): (I=timp.II=drum kit) - pno - banjo - vln.vlc.db This very short film consists of candid shots of a children's auto-car race by a Californian beach, in front of which Chaplin improvises a comedy routine. It is now of special interest since it features Chaplin's first appearance in his Tramp persona. Carl Davis's score is a musical rough-house complete with crashes, whistles and bangs.

Kid Auto Races in Venice

programmed with Shoulder Arms and A Dog's Life

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Carl Davis CBE

Kid Auto Races in Venice

To be programmed with Shoulder Arms and A Dog's Life

Corn Exchange (Bedford, United Kingdom)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Carl Davis CBE

Kid Auto Races in Venice

Nikolaisaal (Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany)

Helmut Imig, Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Kid Auto Races in Venice

Symphony Hall (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Carl Davis CBE, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Kid Auto Races in Venice

No Venue (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Boris Brott, National Arts Centre of Ottawa